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    Does anyone know much about Italian Grayhounds???

    A friend bought one and is having problems and everyone she talks to says its the breed...
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    What type of problems is she having Netty?
    I had a friend a few years back that had 3 Italian Greyhounds, they were very nervous types of dogs and he had to have everything air conditioned for them!

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    I know two Italian Greyhounds. One is excellent and in the top class of obedience. The owner is with the dog almost every hour of the day.
    The other one needs so much exercise and is still very hypo! They can afford a dog walker and it is walked 3 hours a day.

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    I have bred iggies... yes I would guess your friend is having quite a few issues, namly house training in my experience, they are not the easiest dogs to get along with.
    If you would like to give them my email or whatever I may be able to help

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    My sister has IG's. Has a litter of new puppies. Would you like her contact details for a chat? The only problems I know she has had with them is that they seem very fragile and break bones very easy. Other than that they are happy, zippy and I absolutely love them. Wish I could have one. She offered me the mother of her pups once they were weaned but my family says no more dogs. One is enough. And they're right. I'd hate to have to take attention away from Asher.
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    Basically she has been told they are impossible to train and can never be trusted...

    He attacks her if she disturbes him while he is sleeping. Personally I think this is dominance but... She was told it was the breed.

    Yes he will not hold for more then 2 hrs at night. so either her or her husband is up multiple times over night to take hime outside to the toilet.

    She is working with a dog trainer but he blames the breed too... Personally I think he can't be much of a trainer.

    Ashaari please PM me your email address and I will pass onto her. He is not yet 12mths old...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Netty View Post
    Basically she has been told they are impossible to train and can never be trusted...

    He attacks her if she disturbes him while he is sleeping. Personally I think this is dominance but... She was told it was the breed.

    Yes he will not hold for more then 2 hrs at night. so either her or her husband is up multiple times over night to take hime outside to the toilet.

    She is working with a dog trainer but he blames the breed too... Personally I think he can't be much of a trainer.

    Asharii please PM me your email address and I will pass onto her. He is not yet 12mths old...
    Sure

    The toileting has a lot to do with the breed, house training them is al,most a life time thing, but it is not imposible, they are just quick to give up on it if you dont persist.
    I would not put up with snappy behaviour from any dog regardless of bree, and Iggies are not snappy dogs! Yappy and dirty with their habits but not bity!
    ah well lets see if we can not rectigy some of this misconseptions.

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    thanks ashaari, I have sent her your details and hopefully she emails you.

    I believe she is at her wits end...
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    Actually, sorry to hijack, but could someone give me the difference between an IG and a Whippet. Sorry if that offends Whippet owners Im sure, they are very very different
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    Actually, sorry to hijack, but could someone give me the difference between an IG and a Whippet. Sorry if that offends Whippet owners Im sure, they are very very different
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    Iggies are accually Greyhounds in miniature: slender, long-limbed and fine-boned with a long thin tail and sleek coat. There is a weight limit of 4.5kg for show dogs but pets can be bigger (isnt that always the case ). Ideal height is 12.5-15ins at withers.
    Whippets are another breed entirly differently breed people just think they are small greys because they are both slender breeds but they are not. Although saying that, IMO they are a lot closer to a grey in temperment than Iggies are

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