- Breed: Italian Greyhound mix
- Age: 3 years
- Weight: 18 pounds
- Gender: Male
- Dogs: Good with other small to medium dogs
- Cats: Unknown
- Kids: 10 and up
- Obedience: Always recommended
- Exercise: Moderate
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Quincy, as noted in his recently done assessment by the trainers at A Sound Beginning, is a fine dog who has been around the block once or twice and has had to deal with some unfortunate situations. Don’t let that fool you, though; he is a dog that has unlimited potential. He just needs an owner who will use good training techniques, positive reinforcement, and a kind yet patient approach with him.
Quincy is a 3-year-old and 18-pound Italian Greyhound mix that was surrendered to our rescue after his previous owners said that he was not adjusting well to the new baby in the house. He is currently in a foster home with several whippets and a Chihuahua. Overall he does well with the other dogs, but he can get worked up when there is a lot of stimulus.
We feel that Quincy would be a good companion dog as he enjoys the company of people, loves to please his owners, and will work diligently for treats. However, he will need an owner who will give him the time, patience, and diligence to allow him slow introductions to new people and new experiences. He is touch sensitive right now but quickly warms up with patience and treats.
The ideal home would be an elderly family or a couple without any children as he prefers a quiet household. However, we do feel he would do fine with with older children who understood that he can’t be approached without warning and who earn his trust through time and patience. Quincy would do best in a home with room to run and play as he is fast, agile and athletic. Like any dog, daily exercise is a must for him to be a happy and a well-adjusted pet. He loves a good walk and is on full alert of his surroundings.
He would make a good watchdog, as he will bark at unfamiliar sounds. He also barks at passers-by and other animals. However, he is not a guard dog in that he can be aloof with strangers and easily spooked to run.
The ideal home for Quincy would be someone who will leash him at all times when not in an enclosed area to avoid the risk of him breaking away at high speed after a small animal. He should be kept on a Martingale Collar when walking to keep him from backing out and escaping. We think with time and patience he could be a great nose work or agility dog.If you are someone who enjoys working with dogs with love, patience, and diligence, Quincy might be the dog for you
The biographical information provided is correct to the best of our knowledge while the animal is in our care or includes what may have been provided by a previous owner. We strive to be honest and accurate, but animals can change their personalities and behavior when they settle into a new home. IDR+ makes no guarantees based on the information we observe and provide.