Post # 46
Just wanted to post an UPDATE!! :
Talked with SO last night and at first he flat out said “NO” when I brought up italian greyhounds but it turns out he didn’t know what they were! He thought I meant full sized greyhounds but nooo! Those are way too big for me and shed like beasts.
So anyways after sending him some pictures and videos (he loves small dogs) he was like “…alright. they’re cute. you’ve won.” :D!!
He did say that it will be my responsibility to clean the hair that will eventually show up which I am fine with. (We have a cat that HE wanted so it’s his responsibility to bathe her, cut her nails, clean her ears and also obviously clean her litter box) So it’s par for the course.
BEES I’M SO EXCITED! I want one now but know it probably won’t be for a while. I’m still in school full time and SO works full time. I’d like to get a job once I switch programs and save money. Maybe the pup will be a graduation present to myself from myself! 🙂
Post # 47
But of course SO wants a unique looking one (he has this obsession with having unique and abnormal pets) so we have very specific requirements of a puppy.
He wants a split face piebald blue and white one. Like this adorable sweet baby
Also the puppy MUST BE female. He doesn’t want a male anything because he doesn’t want to see their penises.
UGH he’s so annoying. Everyone wants a female so it’s hard to get them – coupled with the rare coloration well jeez.
Post # 48
For the coloring, if you’re trying to get SO to be more flexible, I’d tell him this:
Italian Greyhounds are already super unique all by themselves. They don’t need special markings to stand out. *Everytime* we walk my parents’ dogs somewhere outside our own neighborhood, people of all ages come up to us with questions and comments. It’s like being part of a celebrity entourage or something. 🙂
At least one person.
I promise 🙂
Post # 49
Oh and don’t forget – those white hairs will stand out more. It the point is to not notice hairs (unless your apartment and clothing is mostly white) you should probably get a more nuetral colored dog.
Post # 50
Thanks! I’ll definitely tell him that.
Post # 52
I have an Iggy named Minnie. She has never shed a single hair and always smells nice (Even if we skipped a bath). They’re great for people with allergies or just a dog hair issue. I will warn you that iggys are prone to being cold pretty much constantly. Our baby loves blankets and sweaters!
This is her with my Fiance:
Post # 53
well i have a beagle that loses hair more than any hairy animal does. you can’t do much about it. You can opt for an Jack russel terrier, as i know they don’t loose as long as you use the right shampoo.
Post # 55
Since this thread is nine months old, you’ve probably done more research on the breed. But I wanted to say that I really don’t think they are the breed for you. From ItalianGreyhound.org:
Their greatest joy is to be with you. Once you aquire an Italian Greyhound you will never be alone again. If you like your privacy, the Italian Greyhound may not be the breed for you. This breed is not content to lie at your feet – they demand your attention!
If you want a breed that isn’t going to want to snuggle you, that is going to stay off the couch, etc., you should look elsewhere. This breed NEEDS to be close to their people, and not allowing them that isn’t fair to them. Many breeds of dogs, in particular the small breeds, were bred specifically to be lap dogs, companions, and even to keep their owners hands/feet warm, requiring them to literally sit on top of you. You may want to look for a more independent breed.