December 6, 2012

Long time since that latest post, sorry

Here is a little summary of the dog shows we have been into. Iosono dogs have been presented seldomly but with great results in all these shows.

November 2012 Oslo International show (Norway)

Best Male 2, CACIB Iosono Galileo Galilei

November 2012 Jyväskylä International show (Finland), judge Maria Ceccarelli from Italy

BOB CAC Iosono Calathea "Lila" (from junior class, her first show!)
BOS, CAC CACIB Lucky del Borgo di Pratica Anharbn "Lucky"
Best Male 2 res-CACIB CAC Iosono Cherubino "Aatos"
Best Male 3rd res-CAC Iosono Classico "Indi"

BOS Lucky, BOB Iosono Calathea

Lucky & Iosono Calathea

Iosono Classico

Aatos & Indi



October 2012 Turku International Show (Finland), judge Massimiliano Mannucci from Italy

BOB CAC Iosono Cherubino "Aatos" (from junior class)

Iosono Cherubino

October 2012 Enköping sighthound show (Sweden), judge Diaqcue Desquartiers from France

BOS, CAC, Swedish Champion Lucky del Borgo di Pratica Anharbn "Lucky"
Best Female 2nd, CAC Iosono Galathea "Ceres" (her first show!)
BOB and BIS3 was Chininas Un Ursula Uragano Lieve "Lava" and BOB puppy and BIS2 puppy was her son Lex Murphy Airbourne Assault "Loke", congratulations Maria!

Ceres & Lucky


Lucky & Lava

Platon & Ceres

September 7, 2012

Lure coursing results

The Finnish Lure Coursing Championship competition was held at Tuomarinkartano sighthound center in Helsinki in 25.-26.8.2012. A new record, 9 Cirnecos, were entered.

The results:

1. Pau (Marisla’s Alessandria) 494 p. (239+255) CAC SMM-2012
2. Noia (Iosono Superiore) 486 p. (240+246) CQ
3. Gimma (Marisla’s Amantea) 420 p. (217+203) CQ
4. Tara (Vespinja’s Fortunata) 207 p. (207+0)
5. Ninja (Vespinja’s Cara Mia Iosono) 143 p.
6. Vito (Marisla’s Andrano) 126 p.
7. Dina (Iosono Divina) 75 p.
8. Utu (Vespinja’s Faustina) 65 p.
9. Fanny (Vespinja’s Fiammetta) 56 p.

Kuopio lure coursing competition 1.9.2012:

The results:

1. Dina (Iosono Divina) 442 points CQ
2. Vito  (Marisla's Andrano) 400 points CAC
3. Tara (Vespinja’s Fortunata) 0 points



Pau & Gimma


August 27, 2012

Tosca's puppies 1 month old

Time flies as the pups are already 4,5 weeks old. Tosca enjoys so much being mother. Here are some candid shots of the puppies and their nurses.

Tosca is in her element. She loves playing with the pups. And she loves being mother.

Tosca and some of the pups, also Sienna the cousin of the puppies helps taking care of the pups

Sienna & Oddo

Ugo (the  first born male)

Oddo (the second born male)

Eolo (the third born male)

Vilna (the first born female)

The second born female (still nameless)

Martin became Norwegian Champion

Martin (Iosono Galileo Galilei) moved to Norway from Russia to live at Astrid in the beginning of the year. Astrid also has another Cirneco, Lundii (Biscotti Babetta) who is the cousin of our Tosca.

Now it was time to participate in a show in Norway and what a way: Martin was BOB and BIS4 at Podencoklubben's specialty show 18.8.2012. He also gained Norwegian CAC and became Norwegian Champion. Now he is the Champion of thirteen countries! Might be a world record? Lundii was BOS and our late Miki's (Iosono Michelangelo) granddaughter Biz (Bresars Barbarella at Biscotti) was BOB puppy and BIS3 puppy.

The day after there was held the Oslo International Show and Martin was BOB with CACIB and Lundii BOS & CACIB. I think Martin fulfilled the conditions to become FCI International Champion by gaining the CACIB. Congrats!

In a couple of days Martin will become father for the third time as Red Hawk's Beatrice (aunt to our litter D) is expecting puppies at Biscotti kennel.

August 15, 2012

Tosca's pups

The puppies are growing and developing so fast. Here are some photos of the sweeties at the age of 17 days.

August 14, 2012

Minos, Nene, Aida, Luca

The Finnish Italian Greyhound & Cirneco dell'Etna Club arranged a nice evening at Tuomarinkartano racing track. There were plenty of Cirnecos and IGs there, here are some photos of ours:

Minos, Iosono Luminoso

Nene, Iosono Celeste

Luca, Iosono Picasso

Aida, Iosono Poesia

 Minos, Iosono Luminoso

August 13, 2012

Lure coursing results

Lure coursing competition in Heinola 5.8.2012

1. Pau, Marisla's Alessandria 521 points (!!) CAC
2. Noia, Iosono Superiore 451 points CQ

Congrats to both girls, Pau got super points! And Noia ran very well in the first LC competition of hers.

August 12, 2012

Kuopio 3 x International dog show 3.-5.8.2012

Three International dog shows were held in Kuopio. On Friday there was only one Iosono dog present and he was "Capo" Iosono Siciliano. Out of seven Cirnecos he was Best of Breed with CACIB. BOS was "Gimma", Marisla's Amantea. On Saturday Gimma was BOB with CAC & CACIB out of seven Cirnecos. On Sunday Gimma continued her success by being BOB, CAC & CACIB again, this time out of 10 Cirnecos! "Indi", Iosono Classico was Best Male 2 with res-CAC and also the winner in junior class. Capo was 3rd best male.

Congrats to the winners! :)

July 29, 2012

Tosca's puppies

The puppies out of Uno x Tosca were born on Friday the 27th of July - the same day as their grandmother Mea was born 11 years ago. Tosca is now a proud mother of three males and two females and the mom and the pups are doing well. All puppies have been reserved.

Pori international show 28.-29.7.2012

Our 1-year-old junior Aatos (Iosono Cherubino) was Best of Breed at Pori International Show. Four Cirnecos were judged by Marja Talvitie

Italian Greyhounds were judged by Gabriel Veiga and Lucas (Iosono Odysseus) won his class with CQ and he was placed Best Male 3rd with res-CAC.

Aatos Best of Breed. He has lovely body lines and when he developes especially in his chest I think he is going to look even more wonderful. 

July 22, 2012

Finnish Sighthound Club's specialty 22.7.2012

Lucky (Lucky del Borgo di Pratica) was Best of Breed for the second year in a row at Finnish Sighthound Club's national specialty. Best of opposite sex was Gimma (Marisla's Amantea) and Peppi (Iosono Deja Vu) 2nd best bitch.

Lucky BOB

July 21, 2012

Finnish Italian Greyhound & Cirneco specialty 21.7.2012

We were honoured to have Domenico Tricomi to judge Cirnecos (45) in Finnish Italian Greyhound & Cirneco dell'Etna Club's 12th specialty called "Club Show". Mr. Tricomi is one of the gurus of the breed and he breeds Cirnecos together with Jane Moore (kennel Hadranensis)

Italian Greyhounds (89) were judged by another guru, Sandra van de Graaf, who has been breeding Italian Greyhounds for almost 25 years with affix Fiefoerniek's.

We had a wonderful day - the results were excellent, the weather was great and it was lovely to spend the day together with other Cirneco and Italian Greyhound enthusiastics.

In Cirnecos Best of Breed and finally BIS2 was Pau (Marisla's Alessandria) who is a daughter of our Iosono Divina - she is from the combination (Hadranensis Pegasus - Iosono Divina) that we tried first but didn't succeed that time and we let "Dina's" co-owner have the same combination a year later as we were having a litter out of Dina's sister at the same time.

Best female 2nd was a lovely young bitch from Estonia (Olbia del Gelso Bianco), third best bitch was Ninja (Vespinja's Cara Mia Iosono) who is the mother of our litter G, fourth best bitch was Vespinja's Must Be Good who is the aunt of our current Cirneco litter. Unofficially the fifth best bitch was Iosono Divina. :)

Best of opposite sex was 7-year-old Roope (Iosono Romulus) and his win made me cry - for the happiness. Roope is so alike his father Miki (Iosono Michelangelo) who was "once in a lifetime" dog but unfortunately it's almost two years since Miki passed away. In the past also Miki had a lot of success in the specialty for Cirnecos, 2002 he was BOB & BIS2 and 2003, 2004 and 2008 he was BOS. The second best male was our almost 1-year-old future hope Aatos (Iosono Cherubino) from Junior Class. Third best male was Taisto (Disaronno Degli Bresars) who is son of Capo (Iosono Siciliano). Fourth best male was half brother of our litter S, Verdi (Colisto's Verdi).

In the males Iosono Ciccio was exc.2. in Junior Class, his brother Iosono Classico exc.3. in Junior Class, Dina son Marisla's Andrano exc.2. in Intermediate Class Iosono Pinocchio very good 3 in Intermediate Class, Iosono Ganimede exc. 3. in Champion Class, Lucky del Borgo di Pratica Anharbn exc.4. in Champion Class and Iosono Siciliano exc. in Champion Class. Iosono Geppetto was 2nd in the Pet Class.

In the females Iosono Calathea was exc.2. in Junior Class, a Dina daughter Marisla's Amantea 2nd excellent in Intermediate Class, Iosono Deja Vu exc. 2nd in Champion Class, Iosono Serafina exc. 3rd in Champion Class. Maiko (Iosono Signorina) was best female pet.

Gimma won the best Cirneco movements competition. Roope, Lila (Iosono Calathea) and Pau were chosen among the TOP 3 in the best Cirneco heads competition of the show but finally Roope was chosen to have the best head.

Our Cirneco breeder's group was BIS2 and it was the best Cirneco breeder's group. Lucky's progeny group was BIS3. Dina was best working dog of the show. Laavakartanon Geisha who is a aughter of Tella (Iosono Quintessenza) was BIS puppy.

In Italian Greyhounds Jemma got excellent and her progeny group was BIS2 and the best IG progeny group. Iosono Luminoso and Iosono Libertà got very goods, Iosono Olympia good and Iosono Ferrari di Ferro was 2nd best pet dog out of five.

Thank you everone involved - this was another wonderful show that we will remember forever! And congratulations to the winners!

Jemma's progeny group BIS2

Roope BOS

Aatos Best Male 2nd

Gimma best movements

Roope BOS and Pau BOB & finally BIS2

Our Cirneco breeder's group BIS2

Lucky's progeny group BIS3



Photos by Jorma Ylinen, Elina S. and Jemmy.