My love for Sighthounds began in 1977, with
the arrival of my first Irish Wolfhound Larbharan della Bassa Pavese, beautiful and good,
who lived eight years. At that time I had also two Dobermans and many dogs saved from the
Than arrived Storm of Nutstown, my second Wolfhound imported from Ireland, she lived ten
years but was very unlucky. After a little time I bought my first greyhound, dreamt for a
lot of time, from Stefano Montefiori, my beautiful Igrayne, Italian Ch., litter sister of
the famous multi Ch. Leopoldo. She was beautiful and really very sweet, she lived with us
for eleven years and I'll never forget her.
And then I run in Sighthounds world, captured for ever!
There were Penny, my first Deerhound, thank to her I lost my head for this breed, and
Bruna, racing greyhound with racing license kept in Suisse, black, small and with a strong
At that time I often frequented coursing and racing, about fifteen years ago, and I retain
beautiful remembers of people and places.
Now I have eight greyhounds, the older is Ch. A Magic Love del Marchese di Rhieti, from
the first litter of my friend Gabriele Franco, the first who bred blue greyhounds in
I've three of her son: Ch. A Kind of Magic, A Touch of Class and Answer Magic.
The fourth daughter, extraordinary and full of joy of life, died tragically at
only two years and a half.
She was Junior World Champion and S. Marino Champion, but overall my baby and I miss her
Follow in the list Folly del Marchese di Rhiety, nearly ten yrs. old, Midnight Dancer del
Marchese di Rhieti, many times group winner, her daughter Brenda and the wonderful
and very amusing Sobers Fedra.
She's three and a half yrs. old, multi champion and co-owned with dear friends Bitte and
And now the new entries, the youngest: Fritzen's Pandora of Highwind, one year and a half,
very promising, my second Deerhound. I had her thank to Bitte and Pieri, bred from
Mr.Bjorn Fritz and Klaus Kruger, fantastic persons, they have the Deerhounds of my dreams.
And Lulka and Lokis Habenda, Polish Sighthounds, extraordinary hounds.
Lokis lives with my friend Giovanni and amuse himself running around woods and hills of
It was a long time that I had an interest in this breed so unknown in Italy, three years
ago I was near to buy a puppy, but unfortunately I had to postpone.
Now that I know these Sighthounds, I'll never leave this breed, I'm completely involved,
rather, I've future plans...
I'm also very happy because I've known a very special person, their breeder, who come from
Poland to bring me the puppies, Dr. Iza Szmurlo.
She and her sister, both vets, are the most famous and experienced Polish Sighthounds
breeders, and I'm very proud to have had her in my home.
My home...I choose my home to measure of my dogs, it's a big old ex-farm, without
neighbors, with a big garden where the dogs run free as they want, plunged in the fields
on a windy hill; and from the wind born my name Highwind.