The Pootalian is the cross between the Poodle and the Italian Greyhound. As this is an entirely new breed, there is no detailed record of its history and origin. These dogs range from small to medium in size with a lean and slim body, and a coat with short and wiry fur.
They have button-like eyes with a pair of floppy ears. The small tail stands erect, and the legs are longer than their bodies. In most of the cases, the dominant parent genes play a significant role in deciding on the overall characteristics of the dog.
Facts About Pootalian
|Breed Group||Companion dog, designer dog|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Other Names||Poodle Italian greyhound mix|
|Size and Height||Small to medium, 9-15 inches|
|Competitive Registration / Qualification Information||ACHC, DRA, DDKC, DBR|
|Colour||Brindle, brown, black, grey, white|
|Life Expectancy||14-15 years|
|Coat||Wired, harsh, rough|
Temperament & Personality
The Pootalian’s mood ranges from being friendly to aggressive. Diversity is the perfect word for this dog. The tricky part is that not all the dogs of this breed are good with children and other pets. In most, the temperament and personality part comes from their Italian Greyhound parent.
The Pootalian will be eager to please its owner and the family. These dogs are most suited for families with matured old people. They are also intolerant to noises and noisy activities. They tend to be combative and can end up fighting with other canines.
A daily walk in the dog park is critical to keep this creature fit and healthy. The owner should keep the dog involved in various physical activities throughout the day. As these dogs need an open space, so a potential buyer should keep this fact in his mind. Unleash and see them running around in the house like a wild beast.
Experts say that excessive grooming should be avoided for this dog as it naturally has a straight and spiked up coat. Brushing once a week will keep the dog clean and hygienic. The owner should trim the hair around the eyes and the ears. Cleaning the teeth once a week will prevent various oral problems.
Health concerns such as Intervertebral disc damage, Sebaceous adenitis, Thrombocytopenia, Globoid cell Leukodystrophy, Patent Ductus Arteriosis, Cerebellar abiotrophy, Idiopathic Epilepsy, Pyruvate Kinase, and Hypothyroidism can affect this breed.
As these dogs tend to be intolerant, a consistent and firm training is must to bring out the desired results. However, these dogs are intelligent and smart and are always eager to please their owner. Training should start from the time the owner brings the Pootalian pup in his home. Crate training and obedience training are first things the owner should start with. Praising them and rewarding them with foods often will accelerate the training process.
The owner should only give the high-quality dog food combined with dry kibbles according to the dog’s health, weight, and height. Prior consultation with the Vet is a must before deciding on the dog food which will prevent any damage from the diet.