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This site is dedicated to our immense passion for Italian Sighthounds

 Lupavaro:  Italian Sighthound breeder but our website does not want to be just the website of a kennel that limits itself to using the internet, to sell its puppies of Italian Greyhound, but a virtual square, a space where you can meet fans of the breed and pass, albeit virtually, a little time together, reading articles and anecdotes about the breed or simply looking at the photos and imagining what your life would be like with an Italian Greyhound

History of the Italian Sighthound

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The Italian Sighthound ( i love to call them still “Italian Greyhounds”), often also referred to with the abbreviation “IG” or “IGGY” (in italian “PLI” as Piccolo Levriero Italiano), is the smallest representative of group 10 (group of sighthounds) It is a very ancient breed, already present in the pharaonic courts of ancient Egypt. From about the 5th century BC, it arrived in Italy where it was soon appreciated in the court of the nobles. It would be easy to think that this tiny 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 the herd of buffaloes of my mother-in-law’s neighborand many other things

Are Italian Sighthounds  affectionate?

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Character: The Ialian 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), ut some fleece blankets or a duvet in their dog bed, 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 housetrain and that they will always tend to be a bit dirty in the house. Physiologically they have a more accelerated metabolism in comparison to the bigger breeds and for this reason they are unable to hold back for many hours as large dogs do and they need a very insistent and rigorous training, observing them well and immediately bringing them out at the first “suspicious” signs It is no coincidence that they have the reputation of being able to have “memory lapses” regarding education to housetraining or simply pay you back with “little gifts” even if they feel neglected.

Italian Sighthounds and weather

Italian greyhound

Secondly, they hate going out when it rains or is very cold; they would much prefer to stay warm in the bed and manage very well to pity the human friend; in fact, despite the fact that they have been put on the new coat, 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 an 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 poo piles and pee ponds scattered throughout the house for having left it all alone for the whole day.

In summary

Italian greyhound

Iggies are adorable. They become your shadow and in practice they live for you They do it without losing their elegant greyhound dignity. They love you! They don’t wagg their little tails to everyone. 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 the character of Italian greyhounds .

It is worth taking a look at the articles, also to learn about the history of these dogs and, why not, also read the10 reasons not to choose an Italian Greyhound or “what you are not always told”. An article written with a smile, but it’s all true!

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Luigi & Valeria

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