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Pootalian is a hybrid dog that is a cross between Italian Greyhound and Poodle. It is recognized by ACHC, DBR, DDKC and DRA.

Physical Description

Pootalian dog is a small to medium size dog that usually have slim and lean body that is covered with coats that is short and wiry. Their eyes are round button-like. They have floppy ears and round black nose. Their tail is small but it is erect. Their legs are longer than their bodies. Some of their traits might differ that depend on the dominance of its parental genes. Their coats come in variety of colors such as gray, white, black, red, brown, brindle and parti. Simple grooming is required for pootalian. Regular light trimming around the feet, face and under the tail is required usually. Combing and brushing daily helps to keep their coat to look good as well as tangle-free.


Pootalians are smart, friendly, alert and loving dog. They are always eager to please their owners and they are quick learners so they learn the tricks easily. Some of them do not get along well with the kids as the activity and noise unnerve them. Some of them are very aggressive towards other dogs. The owner should keep the Pootalian in their happy, balanced and content state. With proper leadership and enough exercise, pootalians are delight to live with.


Italian Greyhound usually suffer from health issues such as Legg-Perthese disease, epilepsy, von Willebrand disease, patellar luxation, color dilution alopecia, progressive retinal atrophy, cataracts, leg breaks. Poodle suffer from health issues such as gastric dilatation volvulus, Addison’s disease, tracheal collapse, thyroid issues, sebacaceous adenitis, epilepsy, cancer, juvenile renal disease and hip dysplasia. Pootalian breed is likely to suffer from health issues of their parent breed.


Size: Small

Hair Length: Medium

Temperament: Gentle, Happy and Intelligent

Fun Fact: They become fearful at the time of getting their feet trimmed

Kid Friendly: Some of them do not get along well with children

Allergy Friendly: Yes