Italian Papihound

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Breed Attributes

General

Breed group:     Type: Hybrid    Talent: ,

Physical

Size: Small     Weight: 10-18 pounds     Fur length: Long    Ears: Flappy    Fur type: Straight    Fur Color: Brown & White, Light Brown / Golden, White / Cream

ATTRIBUTES

Life Expectancy: 12-16 Years    Rarity: Common    Availability: Easily available    Climate: Not good for cold climate.

Breed Details

General

The Italian Papihound is a cross between an Italian Greyhound and a Papillon purebreds. This mix is called hybrid dogs or designer dogs as they originate from two different pure breeds.

The Italian Papihound is small in size, standing no more than 15 inches and weighing anywhere from 10 to 18 pounds. These hybrids are cheerful, intelligent, social and alert to their surroundings.

Color

The Italian Papihound is found in different parent coat colours. Common colours for these dogs are black, black and tan, blue, brown, red, grey, silver and white or any mix of these colours.

Coat

Their coat can be medium to long in length with silky and glossy hair.

Personality

The Italian Papihound is a mix between two intelligent parent breeds and this resulting hybrid is also very intelligent, loving, social and eager to please. These dogs are good with children and other dogs and pets in the family. They like to be with their family and enjoy their company. These hybrids make very good companion dogs. The Italian Papihound are intelligent enough to learn new small tricks and can perform. These dogs are very active and lively, they would need lots of exercise to be happy and fit. They are easy to train due to their in-born intelligence and will not pose any problems. These dogs like to run and would ideally love to have spacious house although they can fit into apartment life so long as their exercise needs are fulfilled. The Italian Papihound is small and delicate dog that needs special care when playing with small children as these dogs can easily sustain an injury due to rough handling. They are very good family pets for active families.

Care

They may be sensitive to cold weather. They may injure themselves due to rough handling as they are very fragile and delicate dogs. Their coat needs regular brushing and average grooming. They may have a tendency to run after small animals when outside and should not be unleashed unless they are in a secure playing area.

Training

The Italian Papihound is very easy to train as they are intelligent and eager to please their owners. These dogs can learn to perform small new tricks.

Activity

They are very active dogs with high levels of energy. They would need running and playing time besides daily long walk or jog. These dogs can fit into apartment life as long as they are provided with necessary exercise but they ideally are suitable for houses that have a yard for them to play.

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