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This site is dedicated to our immense passion for i
Little Italian Greyhounds.

The site Lupavaro it does not want to be just the website of a farm, which only uses the internet to sell its own puppies of Piccolo Levriero Italiano, but a virtual square, a space where you can meet fans of the breed and spend, albeit virtually, some time together, reading articles and anecdotes about the breed or simply looking at the photos and imagining what your own would be like. life with a PLI.

History of the Italian Greyhound

Italian greyhound breeding

The Italian Greyhound, often also referred to with the abbreviation “PLI”, is the smallest representative of group 10, that is the group of greyhounds. It is a very ancient breed, already present in the pharaonic courts of ancient Egypt. From about the XNUMXth century BC, it arrived in Italy where it was soon appreciated in the noble courts. It would be easy to think that this slender-looking dog is just a delicate lap dog but be wary of this appearance. In reality, the Italian Greyhound is a very active dog who gladly accompanies his human friend in everyday activities. Our PLI love to travel by car, run on the beach, walk and be admired by the people in the city, dig holes in the garden (to make a mole envious), watch over the herd of buffaloes of my mother-in-law's neighbor and whoù has more put.

Is the Italian Greyhound affectionate?

Italian greyhound breeding

Character: The Little Italian Greyhound is an extremely affectionate dog and tied to his human friend, he loves climbing in his arms, giving passionate kisses (they have an exceptional aim…!). They love heat and if you really don't want them to sleep in your bed (they sleep strictly UNDER duvet and strangely never suffocate ...), put some fleece blankets or a duvet in their basket, they will appreciate it very much. To this I would add the discussion on the physiological needs of the dog: it is often said that this breed is not easy to educate to cleanliness and that they will always tend to get dirty in the house. Physiologically they have a more accelerated metabolism in comparison to the larger breeds and for this reason they are unable to restrain themselves for many hours as large dogs do. It is no coincidence that they have the reputation of being able to have "memory lapses" regarding education to do the needs outside the home or simply pay you back with "little gifts" even if they feel neglected. 

Little Italian Greyhounds and weather

Little Italian greyhound

Secondly, they hate going out when it rains or is very cold; they would much prefer to stay warm in the kennel and manage very well to pity the human friend; in fact, despite the fact that the new coat has been put on him, the human friend sees his poor creature all trembling and who does not seem to have any intention of peeing or poo and so (for the sake of the poor little one ....) he goes back home very soon , where the little monster will be happy to free himself immediately on the new carpet of your living room and then go away happy and wagging his tail (and not at all shaky!) If you decide to take a small Italian greyhound it is not advisable to leave it alone for many hours a day; they are very sensitive, they hate loneliness and are able to "get sick of melancholy" as well as punish you with piles and ponds scattered throughout the house for having left it all alone for the whole day.

In summary

little Italian greyhound

Characteristically, the PLI are adorable. They become your shadow and in practice they live for you, for your every look, for your every caress. They do it without losing their elegant greyhound dignity. They love YOU and don't always wag their tail at all. The little Italian Greyhounds create a beautiful, close and confidential relationship with their human friend. On our site you will find many articles, including an entire article dedicated to character of the PLI.

It is worth taking a look at the articles, also to know the history of these dogs and, why not, also read the 10 reasons not to get an Italian Greyhound or "what you are not always told". An article written with a smile, but I guarantee you it's all true! 

Happy surfing

Luigi & Valeria

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