I’m happy to see you on my web-site, our web site was the first site in Ukraine about the most amazing breed in the world – Italian Greyhounds (Italian Sighthounds). The name of our family-type kennel - “Silvento” was registered in FCI in 2007. Our main breed is Italian Greyhounds and since 2015 Cirneco dell Etna. The name “Silvento” comes from two words Silva and Vento! Silva-was a beautiful dalmatian lady, our little angel, who left us many year ago and vento means wind in Italian. Italian Sighthounds (aka Italian Greyhounds) first of all – are sighthounds, they are smart and fast, fast as the wind, that is why we have chosen the word vento. Now you know what “Silvento” means.

We are independent in our views on breed. We strictly follow the selected type of the breed, that we like – no matter how beautiful IG is – we don’t use in breeding dogs that don’t satisfy us by quality, health, height, temperament. We are not interested in the beauty of the pedigree of the Italian greyhound “on paper” if it doesn’t correspond her real quality in real life. By our results, Italian greyhounds (Italian sighthounds) of kennel Silvento confirm the correctness of the way we have chosen: we show, breed and purchase IGs that are liked by us, judges and audience

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Some words about us

You often could hear from me  “we” or “us” when I write like this I mean all Silvento team and it is not only just me as a breeder – it is a group of people who are my “right hands” of the kennel and who have dogs in co-ownership with me.

Will start from myself.
My name is Alina Stakhorska – I’m certified cynologist-breeder of Ukrainian Kennel Union (UKU) and on June 2013 finished the course Canine Theriogenology at The University of Minnesota, online course of basic vet. at The University of Edinburgh and lot's of courses about color genetics, veterinary etc. I have very active life, work in the government organisation and my spare time try to devote to my family and friends and our dogs as the part of my family. From my early childhood I have been living with the dogs. In our family we had collie the first dog, who helped to make my first steps, jagdterrier - Sheidi von Gohlitzee von Kaltengrund aka ”Sheidi” (relative of the most famous jagdts of USSR)-they were the passion of my father, who is the professional hunter at his spare time, german shepherd dog, drahthaar and dalmatian ladies, yorki and then when our dalmatian left us – life liked stopped for the whole family. During some time we have decided to take another dog and it was our firs italian sighthound dog Mila who became the foundation bitch of the kennel and since she appeared I have realized that Italian greyhounds are my love. At home I have only 2 dogs and the rest of my dogs live with our best friends under my strict control. Our Italian greyhounds are not my hobby-they are our family members, so we don’t have a lot of dogs and litters in the kennel as before using bitch in breeding I used to think for many months and even years about right combination of bloods, exterior and influence of this stud to the breed and population of IGs in our country as well as health of the dogs we will use. And finally in 10 years in 2015 a huge step in the history of Cirneco dell'Etna breed in Ukraine was done - we have imported the first Cirneco dell'Etna dog from Sicily to Ukraine from the oldest kennel of Sicily - our beauty Creta Del Gelso Bianco. Probably it is time to tell you about the most important person who always helps me, co-owner of our dogs and part of Silvento team:

Аэропорт - левретка Сильвенто Илифия перед полётом с Алиной и Татьяной левретка Сильвенто Эзения и Таня Станищева на прогулке Белоруссия, Витебск - Алина и ЛЕВРЕТКА Сильвенто Галатея Левретка щенки-Киев, Алина и Татьяна Левретка - события питомника Сильвенто с Татьяной Станищевой Eurodogshow левретка Luccila Forum Romanum и Алина

My totally “right-hand” in our family-type kennel – Tanya Stanishcheva, one of my best friends, person who was tough in many things by me and person I can fully count on in everything. Tanya lives in Kiev and from 2013 is certified cynologist-breeder of Ukrainian Kennel Union (UKU).
Probably it was a destiny when I've met her…she called in 2010 and asked me about a puppy of Italian sighthound and I offered her our beauty “Amoura” –Silvento Diamoura Angioletta for co-ownership and seems it was the best decision I've ever made. Since that time Amoura lives with Tanya, showed by Tanya and me in UA and by me abroad. In 2012 Amoura gave birth to 3 puppies and one of them we decided to leave in the Kennel – I’m happy that Tanya supported me in this decision and once again – this puppy co-owned be me and Tanya – it is our beauty Silvento Euthenia – aka “Zenya”. Tanya is a kind a person I can always rely on, chat about my personal life, problems and probably the only one person with whom I may leave my dogs when I’m in business trip or on holidays and even more – it is the only one person whom I trust to show our dogs in the ring. Tanya is my friend, she is my right-hand and second breeder of Silvento Kennel.

Our own main principles of breeding:

-we don't use in breeding Italian sighthound females before they will get 2 years old or before their third season and before we will get results of all health test that are needed;
-all our Italian greyhounds are absolutely healthy and pass through the yearly tests in clinics in Ukraine and European Union;
-we don’t use bitch in breeding more than 3 times;
-all our dogs live in the house with us and we consider them to be wonderful family pets who have strong nervous system, like to travel with us;
-our puppies always grow up with me in my flat and may be sold not earlier then 3 months old;
-our Italian sighthounds don’t live in cages and we don’t cages and even kennel-box at home;
-we don’t sell dogs to puppy mills, for 3d parties “as a present” to someone else in future, etc., with all potential owners I used to deal for a long time before giving a puppy to them;
-with all future owners we always sign agreements!

We used to visit different DOG SHOWs not only in Ukraine but also abroad and were in Poznan – World Dog Show 2006, Paris – WDS 2011, Zalsburg – WDS 2012, Eurasia in Russia – different years, EuroSighthound 2012 in Poland, WDS 2014 in Brno, and other shows abroad and in Ukraine – list of them you may find in DogShows section.

I hope my site will be useful for you! I try to update it very often, here you can find the list of Italian greyhounds in Ukraine, results of Ukrainian italian greyhounds in the dog shows in Ukraine and all over the world, news, different articles, links to other kennels, information about puppies in my kennel Silvento and in the kennels of my friends, information about litters of Italian greyhounds in my kennel, photoalbums of IGs etc…