July 23, 2014

Can you mix a Whippet and an Italian Greyhound dogs?

Question by James John: Can you mix a Whippet and an Italian Greyhound?
Can you make a hybrid dog of a Whippet and Italian Greyhound?

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Answer by Mama Tex
Can you, of course. Should you is a whole other question.

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  1. They can certainly be bred but the pounds are full and if you look you will find a dog ready to go that will suit your personality. If you do not find that combination cross breed you might find a pure bred of one or the other.

  2. LINDA MILLER says:

    mating the two would not give you a hybrid since they are both dogs. Mating them would result in a mutt. Hybrids are the mating of two different species.

  3. No you can't make a hybrid beccause dogs are all the same species.
    You can make a mixed breed mutt but it isn't wise when the size between breeds is substantial. You don't want whelping problems or all the bad traits coming out.

  4. Pamela D. says:

    You will not create a hybrid, because they are both of same species. They are both canines
    And can you breed them, yes you can. Should you, NO you creates mutts.

  5. False Impression says:

    Yes, you can make a mutt.
    If you want one, go to the shelter.

    Add: you'll be an irresponsible BYB that knows nothing about breeding, if you do decide to breed the dogs. You do NOT want to be a BYB, especially a inexperienced one!

  6. Future Akita Breeder says:

    Sure, if you want to add to the serious overpopulation problem.
    If you want a mutt, go to the local shelter.

  7. My Dogs are Obligate says:

    Any two breeds can be mixed (it's not calleda 'hybrid' by the way).

    But… why? What would be the utility of such a mix? You would just whimpify the whippet, and you wouldn't improve the IG that much.

  8. ღWolf At Heartღ says:

    No, you cannot make a hybrid since they are the same type of animal (a hybrid is like a wolf x dog, not the same species)But you CAN make a mutt or a mix of the two, but you still shouldn't make more pet quality puppies.

  9. ladystang says:

    no you make a mutt
    any intact dog can bred with an intact female dog

  10. CatWings: Stop with says:

    yes you can if you want to do nothing but make mutts

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