26 Settembre 2015, Expo Internazionale di Siracusa...Perla Migliore di Razza
22 Agosto 2015 Raduno razze Italiane Modica...super risultati..!!!
June 8 2015, puppies were born from Orchidea dell'Ovo and Fiorino junior dell'Ovo
July 16, 2014, were born puppies from Pina and Piccolo.... beautiful!
26 Ottobre 2013 Expo Internazionale dello Stretto...il Piccolo BOB...!!!
September 12, 2013 .... puppies have a month ....
August 12, 2013 were born puppies from multi ch Diana and multi ch Fiorino dell'Ovo
October 2012, International dog show of strait of Sicily..Best in show braces and breeding groups...
September 2012...Aria puppies and their new families...
September 2, 2012..International dog show Palermo
August 4, 2012 Dog shows San Marino and Montenegro....3 new Champions...!!!!
July 1, 2012 National dog show Enna (Sicily)......super super Mariolà...!!!!
June 4, 2012...puppies are born from Aria and Pippo..!!!
May 19, 2012...World Dog Show.....Fiorino Veteran World Winner..!!
March 18, 2012 - International Dog show Ragusa, Special show for Cirnechi..
February 11-12, 2012 double International Dog Shows Arezzo...Super Fiorino..!!!
December 2011, the puppies and their new families...!!!
Octoer 16, 2011...puppies were born of Vispa and Desiderio........!!!!!
Octoer 6, 2011...puppies were born from Mariolà and Piccolo..!!
July 30, 2011 - National dog Show Regalbuto, Sicily, Fiorino BOB..!!!
July 2011....World dog Show Paris....!!
June 2011 ... our puppies and their new families ...!!
May 8, 2011, Special Show Cirneco dell'Etna in Catania..!!!
April 10 2011, National dog Sow Catania, Gloria Young Italian Champion...!!
March 26 and 27, 2011, Double International Dog Show Eboli .. great success ..!!!
March 2, 2011...puppies are born of Gemma and Pippo...
February 20, 2011...puppies were born of Donna Aga and Adernò...
February 13-14, 2011 International dog show Tuscany....
February 7 2011...puppies are born of Mariolà and Demos...!!
Jenuary 22 2011, International dog show Milan, Piccolo Young Italian Champion..
....2010....a year full of success and satisfaction...!!!
December 10 2010, International dog show Erba..Piccolo BIS Italian breeds..!!
October 9 and 10 2010 International dog Show of Sicily Strait.. BIS brace..!!
October 2010...from Russia....Colisto's Gloria dell'Ovo...!!!
October 1 and 2 2010 European Dog Show Slovenia....super super super..!!
..September 9 2010...our wedding....!
August 2010....Diana and Fiorino puppies and their new families...!!!
July 2010...new arrival in the family "dell'Ovo"....Abaccus...Podenco Ibicenco
June 6 2010..International exhibition Palermo...Fiorino BIS italian breeds.....!!!
May 28 2010...puppies were born of Diana and Fiorino....!!!!
May 22 and 23 International exhibitions Catanzaro and Rende..excellent results.!!
May 1-2 2010 International dog shows Orvieto and San Marino....Mariolà San Marino champion....!!
March 13 and 14 2010 International Exhibitions Reggio Emilia and Modena...
February 21 2010...Faruk e Verna del Gelso Bianco
February 13-14 2010 International dog shows Arezzo and Florence...great success...!!!
December 2009....Vispa and Faruk puppies and their new families...!!!!
October 11 2009, 45° National dog show Catania...!!
October 8 2009 ...World Dog Show 2009 Bratislava.....!!!!
October 6 2009...Vispa's puppies were born !!!!
July-5-2009 International Dog Show Palermo, Special Cirneco dell’Etna show
4° International Dog of San Marino in Orvieto.. Mariolà BOB…!!
June-13-2009 27° International dog show Orvieto, Special show for Cirneco dell’Etna
April-10-2009 .. Pupa’s pups are born Pupa!
March-29-2009, 42nd International Dog show of Eboli….. Mariola BOB!!
March-28-2009 National dog show Eboli, Mariola BOB and best in group 2…!
January 24 2009 Fiorino and Vespinja’s Cara Mia Iosono
Double Inter dog show Ljubljana and Tromostovje January 17-18 2009 Fiorino Inter Champ of Beauty!!!
57th International dog show Palermo November-23-2008 Mariolà Young Italian Champion….!
35° International dog show Messina October-26-2008 Fiorino BOB ....!
25° International International Dog Show Reggio Calabria October-25-2008 first BOB for Mariola ....!
Double dog shows city of Rende 14-15 June-2008 ... great successes….!
May-07-2008 ... .. the Gemma’s puppies are born ....!
Triple Dog shows in one weekend at Eboli February 16-17 2008 great success!
46th International Dog Show Foggia October 20-21 2007 Foggia Gemma BOB ....!
34th International Dog Show Messina September 30 2007 Fiammetta BOB .. ..!!
International Dog Show Ostuni September-23-2007, Gemma BOB
International Dog Show San Marino September-22-2003 Fiorino and Gemma Champions of San Marino...!
Double International Dog Show Orvieto and San Marino June 23-24 2007
22° International Dog Show Modica May 12-13 2007 , Gemma ... BOB!
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GroupSpitz and primitive types (5)
SectionPrimitive type Hunting Dogs (7)
StandardN. 199 of 11.27.1989
NameCirneco dell'Etna (Sicilian Greyhound)
UtilizationHunting dog, especially for the hunting of wild rabbits
Country of originSicily (Italy)
HeightMale 46-50 cm
Female 42-46 cm
Ideal weightMale 10-12 kg
Female 8-10 kg

GENERAL APPEARANCE : Primitive type dog of elegant and slender shapes, medium size, not cumbersome, robust and strong.  Of morphological conformation in slightly longish lines, of light construction; his body fits into a square; the coat is fine.



- Length of body equal to the height at the withers (built in a square).

- Depth of chest slightly less than the height from ground to elbow.

- Length of the muzzle does not reach half the length of the head (the ratio skull-muzzle is of 10 to 8, but preference is given to subjects whose length of muzzle reaches that of the skull.


BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT : Hunting dog, adapted to difficult terrain suitable especially to the hunting of wild rabbits; endowed with a lot of temperament, he is at the same time gentle and affectionate.





Skull : Oval shaped lengthwise, the superior axes of the skull and muzzle are hardly divergent or parallel.  The upper profile of the skull is so slightly convex as to appear almost flat; the width of the skull between the zygomatic arches must not be more than half the length of the head; the superciliary arches are not very protruding; the frontal furrow is only slightly marked; the occipital crest and the occipital protuberance are only slightly developed.

Stop : Well accentuated, in shape of about 140° angle.



Nose : Of quite rectangular shape, rather large, its colour corresponding to colour of the coat (rather dark chestnut, light chestnut, flesh colour).                   &n bsp;                                 &n bsp; 

Muzzle : The length of the muzzle is at least 80% of the length of the skull; its depth or height (measured at the middle of the muzzle) reaches at least its proper length; its width (measured at the middle of the muzzle) is less than half its length.  The muzzle is therefore pointed with a straight topline of the foreface; its lower lateral profile is defined by the mandible.

Lips : Fine, thin and taut, only just covering the teeth of the lower jaw.  The mucous membrane at the corner of the lips is hardly visible.

Jaws/Teeth : Jaws normally developed although do not appear strong; lower jaw lightly developed, with receding chin.  Incisors, set square in the jaws, are perfectly in line and adapted.  Teeth well developed and complete, scissor bite.

Cheeks : Flat.

Eyes : The eyes, which seem rather small, are of an ochre colour, not too dark, amber or even grey, never brown or dark hazel; in lateral position; soft expression; oval shaped, with pigmentation of the eyelid rims corresponding with the colour of the nose.

Ears : Set quite high and close together, erect and rigid, the opening towards the front; triangular shape with narrow tip, must not be cropped.  Their length is not more than half the length of the head.


NECK : Upper profile well arched (convex).  The length of the neck is the same as that of the head.  In shape similar to a truncated cone; the muscles are apparent, especially along the crest of the neck.  Skin fine and taut, fitting closely; no dewlap.



Topline : Straight, sloping gracefully from the withers towards the rump.

Withers : Raised above dorsal line, narrow because of the convergence of the shoulder blades; join harmoniously into the neck without any break in the line.

Back : Upper profile straight, with moderately developed muscles; the length of the thoracic part measures about 3 times the length of the lumbar part.

Loins: The length of the loins reaches about 1/5th of the height at the withers and its width is close to its length; muscles are short and slightly visible, but firm.

Croup : Upper profile rather flat, obliqueness below the horizontal reaching around 45°.  The length of this lean and solid sloping rump reaches about the third of the height at the withers, and its width is nearly half of its length; muscles of the rump are not visible.

Chest : The length of chest is slightly more than half the height at the withers (about 57%) and its width (measured at the point of its largest width) is slightly less than the third of the height at the withers; the thorax reaches to, or nearly, the level of the elbow, but without going beyound that level; the ribs are only lightly sprung, but never flat; the perimeter of the chest which is more than the height of the withers by about 1/8th, determines a rather narrow chest.

Underline : The lower profile corresponds with an evenly ascending line along the belly without any sudden interruption.  Belly lean and tucked up, flanks of equal length to that of the renal region.


TAIL : Low set, rather thick and of equal thickness in its entire length, quite long, goes down to or slightly lower than the level of the hock; carried sabre fashion when in repose; lifted over the back, trumpet fashion, when the dog is alert; hair smooth.




FOREQUARTERS : Straight and parallel.  Seen in profile a vertical line drawn from the point of the shoulder touches the tip of the toes.  Another vertical line, going from the radial-humeral articulation, divides the forearm and the carpus in two more or less equal parts ending at half - length of the metacarpus.  Seen from the front, the limb must correspond to a vertical line lowered from the point of the shoulder which divides forearm, carpus, metacarpus and foot in two, more or less equal parts.  The height of the foreleg from the ground to the elbow is slightly more than half the height at the withers.

Shoulders : The length of the shoulder blade must reach about 1/3 of the height at the withers, with an obliqueness below the horizontal of 55° ; the upper tips of the blades are close to each other; the scapulo-humeral angle measures 115° to 120°.

Upper arm : Its length is equal to half the length of the leg measured from ground to elbow; almost perfectly parallel or almost so to the median plane of the body, slightly oblique below the horizontal, with noticeable and distinct muscles.

Elbow: Set at level or below the sternal line, parallel to the median plane of the body; the humeral-radial angle measures about 150°.

Forearm : Its length is equal to the third of the height at the withers; straight and parallel; the cubital-carpal groove is well obvious; bone structure is light but solid.

Pastern joint : Extends the straight line of the forearm; pisiform bone prominent.

Pastern : Its length must not be less than 1/6 of the height of the foreleg, measured from the ground to the elbow; wider than the carpus, but flat and dry, the pastern is slightly sloping from back to front; bone structure is flat and lean.

Forefoot : Oval shaped (harefoot) with well-knit and arched toes; nails strong and curved, brown or fleshy pink nearing brown, but never black; pads hard of the same colour as the nails.


HINDQUARTERS : Straight and parallel.  Seen in profile, a vertical line, which descends from the rear point of the pelvic tuber to the ground, touches almost or touches the tips of the toes.  Seen from behind, a vertical line drawn from the rear point of the buttock to the ground, splits  the point of the hock, the metatarsal and the hind foot in two equal parts.  The length of the hindlimb measures about the 93% of the height at the withers.

Upper thigh : Long and wide.  Its length measures one third of the height at the withers; muscles are flat and the rear edge of the buttock is slightly convex; its width (outer surface) is equal to 3/4 of its length; the ileum-femoral angle measures about 115°.

Stifle : Must be on the vertical which goes from the buttock to the ground; the tibia-femoral angle is about 120°.

Lower thigh : Of slightly inferior length to that of the upper thigh, shows an obliqueness of 55° below the horizontal.  The coverging muscles are lean and very distinct; bone structure is light; the groove along the Achilles tendon is well marked.

Hock : The distance from the sole of the foot to the point of the hock is not more than 27% of the height at the withers; its outer surface is wide; the tibial-tarsal angle is about 135°.

Metatarsal : Its length is equal to a third of the length of the foreleg measured from ground to elbow; of cylindrical shape and in vertical position, thus perpendicular to the ground; no dewclaws.

Hind feet : Slightly oval with otherwise all the same characteristics as the forefeet.


GAIT / MOVEMENT  : Gallop, with intermittent trotting phases.


SKIN : Fine, well fitting to the underlying tissues on all parts of the body.  Colour varies according to that of the coat.  The mucous membranes and the skin of the nose are in the colours described for the nose and must never show black patches nor be depigmented.




HAIR : Smooth on the head, on the ears and legs; semi-long (about 3 cm) but sleek and close lying on the body and the tail; hair straight and stiff like horse hair.



·       Self-coloured fawn, more or less intense or diluted like isabella, sable, etc.

·       Fawn with more or less extensive white (white blaze on the head, white mark on the chest, white feet, white tip on tail, white belly; a white collar is less appreciated).  Self-coloured white or white with orange patches is tolerated; a fawn coat with a mixture of slightly lighter and darker hairs is allowed.



Height at withers :

Males :        From 46 to 50 cm.  Tolerance up to 52 cm.

Females :     From 42 to 46 cm.  Tolerance up to 50 cm.


Weight :               

Males :        10 to 12 kg.

Females :       8 to 10 kg.

FAULTS : Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.



·       Aggresive or overly shy.

·       Convergence of the cranial-facial axes.

·       Concave foreface.

·       Accentuated over-or undershot mouth.

·       Wall eye.

·       Totally hanging ears or bat ears.

·       Tail curved up over the back.

·       Black nails.

·       Pads (digital and central) black.

·       Black depigmentation, even limited.

·       Self-coloured dogs brown or liver.

·       Black or brown patches.

·       Presence of black or brown hairs.

·       Brindle coat.

·       Black mucous membranes.

·       Total depigmentation.

·       Size above or by 2 cm below the margins indicated by the standard.


Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.


N.B. : Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.

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