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Cirneco dell Etna
Sicilian hound

Cirneco dell Etna . Sicilian hound

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First of all it has been an enormous pleasure to meet such an international and welcoming family. We are ever so grateful to Diana and Gino for their hospitality and all the comfort that they provided to us on our journey to meet our first Cirneco dell’Etna. It did include them spoiling us with all the heavenly food that Sicily is famous for, their wonderful pastas and almond cookies to complement one of the best coffees on the planet.

We are especially grateful to Diana for the time that she has dedicated to our family. We are grateful to her for the approach and the attention that she has given to us. She filled the time we were waiting for our puppy with letters and photographs and the support of a loving mother and a dear friend. In that time we received 123 emails with 449 photos that like pieces of a puzzle helped us to form a picture of our first dog. In the meantime she was preparing Lea for her new family with a little child and for her new life in a big city.

We couldn’t have received a more prepared dog. Lea is completely socialised. She felt herself at home in no time and more importantly she already knew how to behave in public places, with other dogs and around people.

We are grateful to Diana for her professionalism and her ability to not just hearing but listening to what we wanted. She treats every customer as a VIP. We received all the information that we needed to have before and after we met Lea. We are very grateful for her patience and the time she takes to address our concerns and the silliest questions we could come up with. We are grateful for all the little gifts too!

It is no doubt we are the proud and the happiest owners of our Sicilian beauty, Cyrenensis Lea, little part of sunny Sicily that now lives in our family and warms our home.

We are wishing prosperity to Diana’s kennel Cyrenensis. We are keeping our fingers crossed for her to find her perfect Cirneco dell’Etna. We are wishing her new customers from all the different corners of our world. And inspiration for more interesting blogs on her website that has truly become one of the most visited ones on our home PC.

Irina, Vladimir and Lilliana, United Kingdom
owners of Cyrenensis Lea

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Dogs of sirocco color

I look at the mummy of Pharaoh in the museum. And I feel sincerely sorry for him. Not because he died. But because his death, this intimate moment of a powerful ruler, now exhibited, shown to us, mere mortals. Sacred remains disturbed moved from the tomb to the museum. He imagined his eternity by this way?

Sandglass already poured a lot of centuries. But all the same crazy wind sirocco like restless ghost of the past, is worn over the Mediterranean. This wind once stole favourite dogs of Pharaoh, and carried it with the storm of red sand to Sicily.

Dogs liked the life on the island. Fearless rabbits and any other game. Unfortunately, Cirnechi didn't not catch on the island plump dwarf elephants (Palaeloxodon falconeri). These elephants were only 90 cm tall and is an example of the phenomenon of island dwarfism. History is silent about why the elephant decided to go extinct before the arrival of Cirnechi ... But it was clear to us :-)

Probably Cirnechi also imbued with the idea of island dwarfism in its evolution. And have therefore grown much smaller than their relatives - Pharaoh Hound and Podengo ibisengo.

Cirnechi have been an eyewitness to a lot during these ancient times. Time has turned pharaohs into mummies, theaters into ruins, destroyed the empire, sunk into the deep straits of Messina monsters Scylla and Charybdis, and forgotten inhabitants of fiery Etna: Cyclops Polyphemus, the god Hephaestus and philosopher Empedocles ....

Only that wind of wandering, this old vagabond with a flute, whispers to my Cirneco about eternity and carefully updates the gilding on her fell ...... They have something to talk about and so many things to remember ... The dog breathed air, and led the nose on wind. She recognized him! I look at her turned wild eyes and see in them slightly opened wind blowing door to the past ....

Our mystical creatures, sometimes have cubs with the same mystical eyes :-)
Learn our plans for future litters on the page CIRNECO DELL ETNA PUPPIES
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Mating took place in Sicily!
We are expecting puppies from our Era on 20 January 2016.
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15 October 2015
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25 September 2015
Puppies were born in our kennel!
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22 August 2015
Monoshow of Cirneco dell Etna, Sicily (Raduno Barocco CAC, Modica)
quantity of cirnechi 33 (15 males, 18 females).
Judge Alberto Cuccillato
We are proud of our results!
Era (open class)- excellent, 1st, САС, BEST FEMALE
Cyrenensis Nastya (junior class)- excelent, 2nd

cirneco dell etna Era best male and best female of the show


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