Hybrid Breed

Italian Greyhound + Poodle


The Pootalian - a hybrid breed

The Italian Greyhound and Poodle mix is a beautiful and very popular mixed breed. They are intelligent, fast runners with lots of energy, but also very affectionate and playful. Their coat is soft and short, mostly white or silver with gray or black patches. This mix is easy to train and requires minimal care and attention. They are very loyal companions and are usually kept as pets. This hybrid dog is a very lovable animal that can share an incredible friendship with its owners.

Alternate Name -
Origin Italy - Germany
Life expectancy 12 - 15 years
Care requirements low-maintenance - high-maintenance
Activity level high
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Possible character traits of Pootalians - Such is probably his nature.

Pootalians, also known as Italickern, are a very popular mixed breed. They are often prized for their unique characteristics and even-tempered nature.

Italian Greyhounds and Poodles originated in Italy and are known for their charming appearance and intelligent character. Pootalians s are compact dogs with a fairly distinctive body and a large presence. Most have a smooth coat that changes in different shades such as brown, black and cream. Some have a thick, curly coat, but this is rare.

This breed also has a lot to offer in terms of character. Unlike other breeds, most of the mixed breeds of this crossbreed are affectionate and friendly dogs that love to please people. They are easily trainable and very adaptable. Due to their small body and nimble movements, they also tend to chase other animals such as birds or cats.

They are very demanding dogs that like to be petted and handled. They love to be petted and kept busy with all kinds of toys. Although they prefer a variety of toys, they appreciate being able to let off steam outdoors. Being very affectionate and loyal, they like to spend time with their owners.

All in all, these hybrid dogs are an exceptionally beautiful and nice breed that is a perfect choice for all types of families and individuals. These dogs are very adaptable and can easily adapt in many environments. With the right care and attention, you can be sure that you will have many happy and memorable moments with your Pootalian.

What diseases can occur Pootalians?

Most of us think that the cross between Italian Greyhounds and Miniature Poodles is a very healthy dog breed. While there are fewer genetic diseases in some crossbreds than in purebreds this is not a reason to neglect vet visits.

Common diseases Pootalians mixed breeds have are liver disease, atopy; also known as allergic reactions to certain allergens in the environment such as pollen, dust or mold, and gastrointestinal disease. Many of these diseases occur because of poor nutrition and irregular exercise. Therefore, it is important to provide your Italian Greyhound-Poodle mix with the right food, enough exercise and lots of love and attention.

There may also be certain eye conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma and retinal detachments. Therefore, it is important that your dog has regular visits to the veterinarian for eye exams and tests.

Genetic disorders are also common in these mixed breeds. The most common is luxating patella, which is caused by an ineffective kneecap. Other common problems include luxated shoulders, entropion (inner eyelids that roll inward), and dysplasia of the hip joint, which causes severe joint problems.

Since most of these conditions can be inherited, it is important to check if the parents have any of these conditions before purchasing a mixed breed. Genetic testing may also need to be done to determine if the animal is at risk for genetic diseases.

While many of the diseases are serious, there are many things you can do to ensure your pet's health. Don't forget that your dog should have a thorough examination at the veterinarian's office at least once a year. It is also recommended that dogs have regular vaccinations; especially those that go outdoors often. Finally, make an effort to provide your dog with enough exercise and a diet that is adapted to its specific needs.

An Italian Greyhound and Poodle mixed breed has a soft, curly coat that is smooth to the touch. It is often a combination of different shades, including cream, chocolate brown, and silver. The undercoat is usually a lighter color than the top hair and sometimes completely different from the top coat colors. It is usually white. The coat can also be straight or wavy, depending on the dog's genealogy. The coat length varies depending on the parent. Usually it is short or medium length. It is important to brush more often to keep the coat smooth and in good condition.

What are breed characteristics of this mixed breed?

This mixed breed is a medium sized dog breed with soft, curly, hairy or smooth coat. The head is medium sized and the body is slender. They have long, narrow legs and a large, fan-shaped tail. The muzzle is well shaped and not too long. Their height is about 39-45 cm and their weight is 4-7 kg. Their fur can vary in different colors, including black, white, brown, beige, gray and light brown.

Fur length short - medium
Fur flat coated - curly
Ear shape Tilt-ear - Floppy Ear
Tail lang
Anatomy slim, dainty, sporty, slim, sporty
Size ♀ 4 - 60 cm
Weight ♀ 18 - 38 kg
Size ♂ 4 - 60 cm
Weight ♂ 18 - 38 kg
Suitable For -
  • Epilepsy

    Definition: Dog has epilepsy if, for example, at least two epileptic seizures occur more than 24 hours apart.

  • Cataract

    Cataracts are still one of the most common causes of blindness, even in dogs.

  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)

    Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is a slowly progressive death of the retina in dogs.

  • Patellar problems

    Problems with the Patellar can be a displacement or weak kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs, also because of overweight.

  • Eye diseases

    Often occur with allergies and intolerances.

  • Their size is about 39-45 cm and their weight is 4-7 kg.

  • Pootalians can be silver, cream, golden brown or black and white.

  • Yes, the Pootalian has a lot of stamina and likes long walks and hours of play.

  • The Pootalian is a loyal and playful dog who loves to be with his family. He has a nice character and loves to interact with people.

  • No, the Italian Greyhound and Poodle mix is not recognized by the American Kennel Club.

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