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Welcome to our website, dedicated to our passion for Italian Greyhounds. The Lupavaro site does not want to be just the website of a kennel, which limits itself to using the internet to sell puppies, but rather a square, a space where you can meet fans of the breed and spend, virtually, some time together. Enjoy reading articles and anecdotes about the breed or simply looking at the photos and imagining your life an Italian Greyhound
At this point I want to underline that, even if the name og our breed switched to ITALIAN SIGHTHOUND, i will mention them as ITALIAN GREYHOUNDS, as i am very affectionated to this term.
A brief history
The Italian Greyhound, often also referred to with the abbreviation “IG” or “IGGY”, is the smallest representative of group 10, (the group of all sighthounds.It is a very ancient breed, already present in the pharaonic courts of ancient Egypt. From about the 5th century BC, they arrived in Italy where they ere soon appreciated in the court of the nobles. 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 IGs 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 neighbor and so on.
Are they affectionate?
The IG is extremely attached to his human friend, he loves climbing up, 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 the duvet and strangely, they never suffocate…), put 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 educate to housetrain and that they will always tend to 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. The strange thing is, that if they sleep in the bed with you, they can hold the pee for many hours!!!
IG and weather
Secondly, they hate going out when it rains or if is very cold; they would prefer to stay warm in the bed and manage very well to pity the human friend; in fact, despite the fact that he has been put on the new, cozy 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 anItalian 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.
Characteristically, IGs are adorable. They become your shadow and in practice they live for you. They do it without losing their elegant sighthound dignity. They love YOU and don’t always wag their tails to everybody. Italian Greyhounds thus create a beautiful, close and confidential relationship with their human friend. On our site you will find entire article dedicated to character of the Italian Greyhound
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It is worth taking a look at the articles, also to know the history of these dogs and, why not, also to read i 10 good reasons NOT to choose an Italian Greyhound or “what you are not always told”. An article written with a smile, but I guarantee you it’s all true!
Enjoy your IGGY!