We have 2 Italian Greyhounds (passionately described as IGs). Dixie was 2 when we brought Yankee house. I have a look at that IGs are better with another animal and believed that another IG would be half as much issue and two times as much pleasurable. After a couple of days of establishing a pack order the 2 wound up being great good friends.
For those not familiar with IGs, they involve scale of the popular racetrack for sale poodle puppies type. In their finest form they look half-starved, even though it might look horrible to most pet owners, thats when they are the most active and truly happiest. A pound or 2 slows them down enormously and even winds up being unsafe.
They are bold leapers. No matter the number of times I try to talk about to them Newtons Laws of Gravity, it does no terrific. Heart-stopping stories abound online chatroom about their Superman like tendencies. The extra weight increases the danger of harmed bones.
They are also remarkable jumpers. In her hey-day Dixie could dive straight over 6 feet high to get a reward. At will she may leap flat-footed on to the dining-room table, landing as soft as a butterfly with hurting feet.
But more than anything, those long thin legs were suggested for speed. Regretfully, they can run faster than they can think. IGs end up being single focused when running. 2 times I have in fact almost had a cardiac arrest as they ran complete speed into each other from opposite directions, toppling like out of control race cars