- My dogs
- Our kennel
Italian Greyhounds kennel Sangue Azzurro started in 2015. However, before the first litter was born in 2018, a lot of time had to be devoted to learning and collecting information about the breed, pedigrees, health, mating and genetics.
Italian Greyhounds are our huge passion and true love. We breed only these special dogs and we don’t plan to have any other breed in the future. Simply, no other involves us so much as the Italian Greyhound! We want everything to be done with as much engagement as possible, not get distracted by anything else, but lead up to perfection in every aspect of breeding.
The beginnings weren’t easy, first years with lots of problems, but this taught us how important the health of the whole line is and how precisely the dogs for future breeding should be chosen. What’s important for us is to breed knowingly, wisely and with passion! If there are no “butterflies in the stomach” at the thought of a particular mating, we don’t even start to talk with the male’s owner. Each litter is celebrated, very well thought through and analyzed, we always wait for the puppies with hope.
We do the DNA test in UC Davis in California, where we sent samples for our dogs’ tests. We try to check hearts, knee caps, eyes, thyroid and kidneys every year or every second year for each dog in our kennel we run blood tests with extended ionograms to check if their diet is well balanced for them.
For us breeding is something more than just “giving life to purebred dogs”, it’s an act of creation and there has to be some element of “art” – except for knowledge and checking the lines, there needs to be some feeling, intuition and trust when your heart beats faster at the thought of a particular mating. It’s important not to follow fashion, compare, envy nor listen to “advisors”, but to follow your heart during the breeding work, keep up to your vision and have faith in your thoughts.
Italian Greyhound is an elitist breed for us, special and rare, like a precious metal. Each and every one is like a valuable opal, glittering in the sunlight with blaze of colors, special, unique, one of a kind. We would like for other breeders to treat them this way, exceptionally, responsibly and sacredly, give every mating and every puppy a lot of attention, so that the breed never loses its elitism and rarity.
We are looking for homes that, like ours, are focused on an active lifestyle with a dog, people that are aware of the breed’s needs, know its history and destination, understand that these are hunting dogs, not “toy” and a living room decoration.
We want the future owners of our dogs to enjoy their lives with healthy, elegant Italian Greyhounds with a balanced temper.
We were invited to write about the Italian Greyhound for the bimonthly Dog & Sport
PEMA (Just Joy z Koloseum) 1st place and another CACIL
Xulia also was running in the CACIL competition in Pomlewo. Still gaining experience.
Huge emotions and tears of joy. PEMA got 1 place in International Coursing Competition CACIL in Pomlewo!
There are currently 70 Italian Greyhounds from all over Europe entered!