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Cirneco dell'Etna

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, Cirneco dell'Etna 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 Cirneco 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.

Cirneco 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 dell'Etna 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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About the breed Cirneco dell'Etna

cirneco dell'etna temperament and information Our site is continuously updated with new information or insights about the Cirneco dell'Etna, articles about the characteristics, the care for and needs of this extraordinary breed.

I share my experiences and the challenges that I faced during raising them and owning these sicilian hounds as a pet. Further you will find detailed descriptions of observations during pregnancy of Cirneco with valuable recommendations.

During the journey of my life amongst Cirneco I studied different ways of nutrition and through the years I have found the best solution, I share all of this precious information on the site.

Every day I receive a bunch of emails from you with numerous questions: What is the average life-span of a Cirneco dell'Etna, whether they need warm clothing during winter, should our cat or parrot fear such a notorious hunter at home, do they have the particular dog smell as well? And a lot more.
All answers to those questions, and many other interesting information is gathered in the section ABOUT THE BREED

Cirneco dell'etna breeder, kennel Cyrenensis

cirneco dell'etna breeder I owned my first Cirneco dell'Etna more then 10 years ago. Since then I could not stop to love of the breed, I set-up my kennel and the fate and love for the breed grew ever since.
Our kennel Cyrenensis is located in Sicily, right at the foot of the volcano Etna, where the ancient cirneco dwelt. Homeland of the breed, it shares many centuries of experience and inspires me!

Our dogs and puppies are raised within our family. They spend a lot of time bathing in the Sicilian sun rays, playing in fresh air and have plenty of space to develop their quick movements and diverse personalities near our olive trees. Puppies get an incredibly healthy start, the best kick-off for their healthy and long life!
Within our kennel we focus on development and socialization of our pups, stimulating them and empowering their talents.
We are experienced in organizing shipment of puppies to any place in the world, our puppies touched land with their paws in Colombia, Brazil, Russia, UK, America, Belgium...
Read more information in the page CIRNECO DELL ETNA BREEDER

Video of Cirneco dell'Etna. Adult dog and puppy.

The Hunting Prowess of the Cirneco Dell Etna

The cirneco dell etna is a small breed dog well known for its hunting prowess. This Sicilian hound was bred in Italy originally and has been used all around the world for small game hunting. This greyhound dog is well known for being able to work for extended periods without requiring food or water. This makes the cirneco dell'etna ideal for use hunting in the mountains and other harsh terrain.

Today the cirneco dell etna makes a loyal pet that’s good in both warm and cool climates. The cane dog is one of the top breeds if you are looking for an energetic dog with a lot of loyalty. This dog needs regular exercise and does well in households that are active in their dogs lives. Keep the Cirneco dell'etna busy and you’ll have a great dog on your hands.

The Benefits of Adopting a Cirneco Dell Etna

There are many similar cane breeds out there like Pharaoh Hounds and Ibizan hounds. They were used to hunt in harsh conditions as well and are well-known for offering excellent small-game hunting characteristics. The cirneco dell etna is the smallest of these Sicilian dogs and is a good pet for homeowners that don’t have huge spaces. Add one to your household today for a beautiful and loyal pet, or get one as a hunting companion. This dog is excellent for households with a dedicated hunter, but it does well in most active households. You won’t find the dog too needy at all, and you’ll have an energetic and fun companion to enjoy around the house, but you’ll want to set aside time for exercise to help keep this little guy in good spirits.

Take care when adopting this lovable dog to make sure that you are getting your dog from a quality breeder. There are health and behavioral concerns to worry about if you don’t work with a quality breeder, so take some time to verify that you’re dealing with a quality provider, and then move on to working with them. Adding this pup to your family is an excellent move and you’ll have a loyal friend for many years after adopting.


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our cirneco dell'Etna puppy in USA
We are thrilled to share our joy and happiness as we found our new family member – Cyrenensis Caramella.
We also wanted to share appreciation for all the attention Diana gave to our family answering our countless questions and guiding us through the adoption process. When we were considering adding a new member to our family, we considered many breeds. We had talked at length about which breed and temperament would be the best fit. We had seen a couple of Cirnechi and met a couple of owners and breeders at a local dog show and we were certainly intrigued by the breed.

We found Diana’s website to be extremely useful and informative, and helped us to confirm this was the right breed for us. During our search and decision process, Diana was quick to respond to our many questions and concerns, and provided invaluable information to us regarding the breed. Her responses were insightful and comprehensive with details and even included videos to help illustrate important points.

Caramella came to us as a very happy well-adjusted puppy that adapted to our family and lifestyle with incredible speed and ease. It was clear that she received a LOT of attention and training before she even arrived at our house. She responds to every training opportunity with excitement and is always eager to learn more. She is amazingly smart and so full of love! It was evident that she was well socialized with a variety of people and dogs. She was also accustomed to various grooming techniques including nails and ear cleaning. Basically, all of this made the transition to her new home as smooth as can be and we are so truly happy!

We are so incredibly excited to have Caramella as part of our family, and when we are ready to give her a little Cirneco brother or sister, I am sure Diana will find a perfect match for us!

Anastasia and family, USA
owner of the cirneco puppy Cyrenensis Caramella

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