The kennel ''Eledi Grace'' was registered in the FCI in the year 2000, but I bought my first Italian greyhound, Gracijs Lori de Klaridad, much earlier, in 1993. I have always loved royal noble dogs.
When I was 18 and my parents allowed me to buy a dog, I chose a Great Dane. It was an excellent dog. He had excellent results in the show rings and at the trainings. At one dogs how, where the Great Dane was shown in the Veteran class(at the age of 10), I saw an Italian greyhound for the first time. There were only a few Italian greyhounds in Latvia. Nevertheless, I saw my first Italian greyhound and took the dog in my arms - and I still can't let it go. I was lucky. The first dog, bought by chance at the dogs how, can rarely grow up to be an excellent show dog. Gracijs Lori de Klaridad appeared to be not only an excellent show
dog, but an excellent stud dog as well. In 1995 I lost my
Great Dane and I started seriously thinking about buying another Italian
greyhound, a bitch, to start serious work with the breed. I was looking for
the bitch for a very long time, because I had no possibility to bring an
Italian from abroad, but in the former Soviet Union most dogs were
relatives. So I bought a 2-year-old bitch, Certu Rozite, and careful
breeding of Italian greyhounds started. In 1996 I got the first litter.
There were two bitches - one of them went to Estonia, kennel ''Bravo
Biccolo'', later the other went to Canada. The puppies were of rather high
breed quality. Nevertheless, I wanted to have dogs of even better quality,
to compete at European dogshows. Thanks to recommendation of a sighthound
expert form Germany, I could buy a male,
Pizzigotto vom Pellerschloss
(Vertragus Quingi x Maruzella vom Pellerschloss), breeder Scuotto & Lohmann,
kennel ''vom Pellershcloss'' (Germany). This dog radically changed the breed
in Latvia. Pizzigotto appeared to be an outstanding stud dog; his puppies
are able to compete not only at the local dogshows, but also abroad, as much
as even to win in Group 10. One of these puppies is the bitch
Latoja El-Grace, a daughter of Pizzigotto and Certu Rozite, born in
the kennel. She is the first representative of the Sighthounds Club of
Latvia, who became FIN CH. She got the title at the big competition, having
won at the dogshow ''Finland Winner- 2001'' (open and champion class).
Italian Greyhound Kennel "ELEDI GRACE"