Italian Greyhound Breeders Somerset KY

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Somerset Animal Hospital
(606) 679-1266
125 Highway 2227
Somerset, KY

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Massey William D Dvm
(270) 866-8543
658 Puncheon Loop Rd
Windsor, KY

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Bellehound Kennels
(859) 428-1423
1460 Lemon Northcutt Rd
Dry Ridge, KY
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Thai Ridgeback

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Mount Sinai Kennels
(859) 240-0489
3489 Fender Rd
Melbourne, KY
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Dogue De Bordeaux

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Bear-Acres Newfoundlands
(616) 234-5569
373 Littrell Rd
Bedford, KY
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Newfoundland

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Animal Care Center of Somerset
(606) 678-0302
100 Rowena Dr
Somerset, KY

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Bullies by God
(859) 635-6366
7225 Tollgate Rd
Alexandria, KY
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Bull Terrier

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Mals-About Kennel
(502) 241-9852
5400 N Camden Ln
Crestwood, KY
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Spinone Italiano

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BlueGrass MiniSchnauzers
(859) 221-4118
606 Adena Trace
Versailles, KY
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Miniature Schnauzer

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Galafrey
(812) 422-5560
7440 Princeton Olney Rd
Dawson Springs, KY
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Brussels Griffon

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Italian Greyhound - Guide to Italian Greyhounds

Description: Italian Greyhounds are small, slender, elegant and graceful. They're extremely affectionate thus making them excellent companion dogs. Italian Greyhounds have a very old lineage dating back more than 2000 years ago to the areas we know today as Greece and Turkey. Depictions of Italian Greyhounds found on many ancient artifacts and archaeological discoveries of their skeletons confirms their existence during this time. Some claim Italian Greyhounds were used to hunt small game, others claim they were simply used as family pets.

During the sixteenth century, the breed was so popular in Italy that they became known as "Italian Greyhounds". They were also quite popular in Southern Europe at this time. By the seventeenth century, Italian Greyhounds arrived in England - also becoming a favorite there as well.

Italian Greyhounds were first registered with the American Kennel Club in 1886 and The Italian Greyhound Club of American was founded in 1954.

Height: The height of an Italian Greyhound is 12-15 inches (30-38 cm).

Weight:
The weight of an Italian Greyhound is 6-10 pounds (3-5 kg)

Coat Type: The Italian Greyhound's coat is short, fine, glossy and soft all over the body. The coat does not add any protection against the elements, therefore Italian Greyhounds do not like the cold nor do they like swimming. Grooming of the coat is minimal - an occasional bath or wipe down with a damp cloth is all that's necessary. The Italian Greyhound's coat is odorless.

Color: AKC standard: "Any color and markings are acceptable except that a dog with brindle markings and a dog with the tan markings normally found on black-and-tan dogs of other breeds must be disqualified."

Temperament: Italian Greyhounds are docile and very affectionate. They make a great companion dog, love attention and do well with behaved children. Because of their small size, rough play should be avoided since injury could result. Italian Greyhounds are intelligent and training is generally easy, however, it should be done in a firm, yet gentle and consistent manner. House training can be challenging. These dogs must always recognize his owner as his pack leader, otherwise there may be behavioral problems. Italian Greyhounds are eager to please and thrive on attention. They are alert, usually aloof with strangers and will bark at them and at unfamiliar sounds - making them an acceptable watch dog. Italian Greyhounds are incredibly fast, agile and athletic. When it comes to exercise, daily walks as well as free play are essential. It's important to note that due to their coat which does not add any protection against the elements, Italian Greyhounds are not outdoor dogs. They do not like the cold and they will cuddle up to to you or under blankets even on the warmest of days. In addition, they do not like getting their feet wet at all.

Health Problems: Italian Greyhounds are generally healthy. The biggest health con...

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