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
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.