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About the Pootalian
The Pootalian is a hybrid dog that is made up of a combination of two different purebreeds. It's a cross between the Italian Greyhound and the Standard Poodle. We've found the best method for understanding the characteristics of the Pootalian is to read both of its ancestors descriptions taking note of their temperaments, size and general look.
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Their hair is short and wiry. Most have the ears of the Poodle and the body of the Greyhound. They can come in a variety of colors, such as black, white, grey, brown, red, parti, and even brindle. Their feet are small, with relatively long legs, and stocky in the body. Their eyes are rounded, bright, and alert.
Depending on the dog's heritage, these are hardy animals. Poodles are bred to be hunters, and Italian Greyhounds are runners. Given the normal shots, dental care, worming, exercise, and a nutritious diet, this dog will live to a considerable age.
Very simple grooming is required, because of the wiry, stand-off coat. Some light trimming around the face, feet, and under the tail is usually all that it needed. If desired, a once-a-year full coat clip in the spring can be done. They are usually quite easy to groom, with the well-known Poodle fear of having the feet trimmed. Patience and gentleness will overcome this quickly. They are a very clean animal.
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