We are daughter Inka and mother Erja Luomanmäki living in Helsinki, Finland. The journey with the Cirneco dell’Etnas started in 1997, and the Italian Greyhounds became a part of our lives two years later, in 1999. Our first Cirneco dell’Etna litter was born 2000 and the first Italian Greyhound litter in 2007. Since 2000 we have bred 16 Cirneco litters and five Italian Greyhound litters.
The first dog of Inka, Cirneco dell’Etna Bambi (1997-2012), was imported from Italy. She was bred by Domenico Tricomi. Later Bambi became Multi Champion and the foundation bitch of Iosono Cirnecos. Bambi’s influence in breeding can nowadays be seen in Cirneco population around the world – especially in Finland. Bambi had two litters, first one was born in 2000 by Felix del Gelso Bianco and the second one in 2001 by famous Totò.
The first Italian Greyhound of ours was FI CH (+ three lure coursing certificates) Necku C’est Cela (1999-2003) who became mother of our foundation bitch: World Winner, Specialty BIS Winner, Finnish Champion Necku Iosono Vicenza (2003-). Her daughter Iosono Fiamma (sired by Movado Ric Rosso) continues the bloodline.
All of our dogs are family members; the Cirnecos live at Inka’s home and the Italian Greyhounds at Erja’s. We do dog shows, lure coursing, track racing and agility with our dogs. Iosono Diamante (Tosca) & Inka compete on the 3rd level (the highest level) in agility and Iosono Champagne (Sienna) competes on the 1st level.
Our dogs have been highly awarded – we have bred or owned Top Winning Cirnecos in Finland 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 and we have gained World and European Winner titles and many other Champion or winner titles, group wins or placements. However, success is not what we require in breeding – the most important thing to us is that the dogs bred by us live a happy and healthy life with their families.
Iosono Cirneco dell’Etna
Inka & Erja Luomanmäki
located in Helsinki, Finland