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Old 12-31-2009, 09:18 AM
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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Anyone have one of these cuties--or a mix? I'm interested in the breed. Heard they can be hard to potty-train and can easily break their delicate little legs?

Is that the truth..or what's been your experience? Do you love 'em, or are they prone to multi-health or behavioral issues?

Love to hear your views on these dogs.
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Old 12-31-2009, 09:53 AM
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It is absolutely the truth. Both Italian greyhounds and affenpinschers are EXTREMELY fragile dogs. The two IGs that I know are also pretty nasty, but that may be just these two. They break bones very easily and, unlike cats, don't heal perfectly...You cannot let these dogs jump onto or off of ANYTHING.
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Old 12-31-2009, 10:08 AM
Location: San Diego
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I have never met an IG that wasn't scared of life. They are always running away from people and other dogs and are not social creatures. We have plenty of them around here and while I think they are adorable, I'm not into shy breeds.

When my dog was a pup, we took him to Puppy Preschool to one of the best and most highly recommended trainers. She really was good, BUT couldn't train her IG! She brought him to class with her and he hung out in the crate, and when she wanted to demonstrate certain things, the dog would not listen to her and would run back and cower in the crate! She rescued him when he was 5 and said that he is the only dog ever to not listen to her commands!
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