Italian Greyhuahua:Chihuahua and Italian Greyhound Mix
Facts & Origin
Chihuahua and Italian Greyhound Mix - a hybrid breed.
The best of both worlds! The mix of Chihuahua and Italian Greyhound (also called Greyhound) is the perfect companion for anyone looking for a loyal, loving and energetic friend.
What are breed characteristics of this mix dog?
This puppy is a Chihuahua-Italian Greyhound mix and is quite small. They usually weigh only about 3-4 kg and have a shoulder height of about 20-30 cm. They are slim and slender built and have long legs in proportion to their body. They have a soft, silky coat that can be colored in different colors such as brindle, beige, black and white.
|Origin||Mexico - Italy|
|Life expectancy||12 - 20 years|
|Activity level||low - high|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
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Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits of Chihuahua and Italian Greyhound mix - Such is probably his nature.
The Chihuahua and Italian Greyhound mix is a unique and interesting breed of dog. Although not as popular as some other breeds, these pups make great pets for those looking for a small, affectionate and loyal companion.
The coat of a Chihuahua Italian Greyhound mix can vary greatly depending on which parent breed they more closely resemble. Some have a short, smooth coat similar to that of a Chihuahua, while others have a longer, silky coat more similar to that of an Italian Greyhound. The most common colors are black, tan and white, but they also come in brindle, blue and red.
These dogs are intelligent and very affectionate, so they are relatively easy to train. They are also very loyal to their family and make excellent watchdogs. They are generally good with other animals and children, although they can be shy around strangers. Due to their small size, they are not suitable for homes with small children who may accidentally hurt them.
Overall, the Chihuahua Italian Greyhound mix is a loving and affectionate companion that makes a great addition to any family. They are relatively low maintenance dogs that are content to lounge lazily around the house. If you are looking for a small dog with a big personality, this could be the breed for you!
Health and breeding information
What diseases can occur in Chihuahua and Italian Greyhound Mix.
Chihuahua Italian Greyhound mixes are prone to a number of health problems, including kennel cough, slipped knee joints, and heart defects. Some of these health problems can be prevented with vaccinations and regular checkups, but others are difficult to avoid.
Kennel cough is a common respiratory infection in dogs caused by a variety of different viruses and bacteria. It is highly contagious and can be transmitted through close contact with other dogs or contact with contaminated surfaces. Symptoms of kennel cough include a dry, hacking cough, runny nose and fever. Kennel cough is usually treated with antibiotics, but severe cases may require hospitalization.
A slipped knee joint bone is a common problem in small dogs, and Chihuahua-Italian Greyhound mixes are no exception. A slipped knee joint bone occurs when the knee joint slips and the leg buckles. Symptoms of a slipped stifle joint bone include lameness, pain and swelling. A slipped knee joint bone can be treated with rest, physical therapy and surgery.
Heart defects are relatively common in Chihuahua-Italian Greyhound mixes. The most common type of heart defect is a hole in the heart, which can lead to irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, and even sudden death. Heart defects are often congenital, meaning they are present at birth, but they can also develop over time. Treatment for heart defects depends on the severity of the condition, but may include medication, surgery or a pacemaker.
What does this mixed breed look like?
The coat of the Chihuahua-Italian Greyhound mix is usually short and smooth, with a variety of colors including black, brown, white, gray and tan. The coat may also have brindle or merle markings.
|Fur length||medium - short|
|Ear shape||Standing Ears - Tilt-ear|
|Anatomy||slim, slim, dainty, sporty|
|Size ♀||4 - 23 cm|
|Weight ♀||2 - 38 kg|
|Size ♂||4 - 23 cm|
|Weight ♂||2 - 38 kg|
Chronic eye infections can be very painful in dogs and can be treated with medication. In rare cases, the cornea must be treated.
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
If an insulin dose was overdosed or accidentally administered twice, the dog may experience hypoglycemia.
If dogs don't get a good food or sugary food, tartar can quickly appear.
A Chihuahua-Italian Greyhound mix is a hybrid dog breed created by crossing a Chihuahua with an Italian Greyhound.
A Chihuahua-Italian Greyhound mix has usually inherited the physical characteristics of both parents. They are usually small and have a long, slender body. Their coats can be either short or long and come in a variety of colors, including black, brown, white, cream and fawn.
Chihuahua and Italian Greyhound mixes are usually active and energetic dogs that love to play and run around. They are also intelligent and easy to train. They are loyal and loving to their family and make excellent companions.
Chihuahua and Italian Greyhound mixes need moderate amounts of exercise. Daily walks or runs are necessary, as are regular play sessions. They should also be fed a balanced diet that meets their nutritional needs.
Chihuahua and Italian Greyhound mixes usually get along well with children. They are patient and gentle and love to play. However, because of their small size, they can be accidentally hurt by small children who are not careful.
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