Are you looking for the perfect lap dog to just have cuddled and snuggled by you during those moments when you are just relaxing in your couch or bed? There are many potential candidates for being the best lap dog for you, but one may stand on the shoulders of all those other potential candidates the Italian Greyhound.
The close relative of the original Greyhound, arguably the fastest breed of dog among all the other breeds, the Italian Greyhound combines just enough traits of its ancestor, with traits from other breeds which were used to cross-breed with the Greyhound to produce this amazing breed of dog.
From infancy, Italian Greyhound puppies are to be given extra care over, since they are really fragile dogs when they are still puppies. Even as adults, these Italian Greyhounds are extremely sensitive to cold weather, because of their acutely thin coat of fur; Italian Greyhound puppies would be just as more sensitive to the cold as adults are. These Italian Greyhound puppies have fragile bones, are to be taken care of immensely. However, Italian Greyhound puppies only need to be taken meticulous care of for the first 12 to 18 months from infancy, as they are essentially a very healthy breed of dog once they reach adulthood.
Needing very little grooming as well, the Italian Greyhound is one of the easiest breeds of dog to take care of. You will not even have trouble grooming or making them take the regularly scheduled baths or check-ups unlike with other breeds, since these Italian Greyhounds have one of the best temperaments among all dog breeds. They are one of the friendliest, most people-oriented dogs in the animal kingdom. You would have to train them to be really social, though, if you want these dogs to be able to be comfortable with and around other people. If not trained early on, they might grow up to have high-strung, or even shy temperaments.
These Italian Greyhounds, being sort of the nephew of the original Greyhounds, are some of the fastest dogs among all the dog breeds. Although not as quick as the Greyhounds, who gallop at 45 miles per hour, they still clock in at about 25 miles per hour, almost 6 miles per hour faster than the average breed of dog. That is one of the better traits the Italian Greyhound picked up from its uncle.
All in all, the Italian Greyhound is an excellent dog to have, especially if you are living alone or are only a couple with no children. With a few minor tips, such as being really careful with these Italian Greyhound puppies due to their sensitive and fragile bones, covering them in extra coating or clothes when exposed to extreme cold, and keeping them in households without that much noise, overall, the Italian Greyhound is the best choice for a lap dog among all the others. There is no mistake about it; they would really be one breed of dog you would want.