Interviewing Leona Dams ( IG kennel of Devils Pigeons)

17 - March - 2010

Mrs. Leona Dams Reyneart has been breeding Italian Greyhounds since 1979 with the suffix “of Devils Pigeons” in Belgium. She got involved in the sighthound breeds buying an Afghan Hound from the famous Von Oranje Manege kennel, of the late Mrs Eta Pauptit, the a Whippet of English origins and eventually the Italian Greyhound became her passion and in so many years of breeding gave her a lot of gratifications by winning important titles at the main dog related events. Frequently going to the dog shows Mrs Dams thought it right to become a judge too and now she is licensed to judge at international level all the Sighthounds, the English sheepdogs, the Staffordshire bull terrier and the American Staffordshire terrier.

How long have you been breeding IG?

I had my first litter in 1979.

Who was your very first specimen of the breed?

My first IG was Myrthe des Pitchoun Diables, daughter of Ch Lutin des Pitchoun Diables and granddaughter of Cupido Springinsfeld. I showed her and she became International, Belgian, Dutch, Lux. and German Champion. Myrthe and Olimpe des Pitchoun Diables were the foundations bitches of my kennel.

Of all the IGs you have owned or bred who was the closest to your ideal?

This is a difficult question because I have own preferred type of dogs who look very much alike. I don’t think this type has changed during the thirty and plus years of my breeding. It is impossible to produce perfect dogs and I don’t mind if anyone should prefer another type, because these are the dogs that I like to produce. I must admit that I find my dogs a little better than my bitches but if someone would ask me to make a choice between my males it wouldn’t be possible. Even if my bitches were a little bit flashier I’d need their soundness too in order to give me beautiful litters.

How a perfect IG, in your opinion, should look like?

Elegant, with a nice long head, fine ears, able to move like a real sighthound should do.

What are the main problems in the breed today?

I must say that IG have improved a great deal over the years, they have sounder movement and you don’t see the tiny, fragile little dogs so common in the past. Of course there are still small problems but our breed does not have too many health problems in comparison to other breeds and it is possible to avoid them.

So, you don’t think it is time now to carry out of the current IG’s standard for any other aspect too?

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2 - March - 2010

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Zhytomyr and Vinnitsta

8 - September - 2007

08/09/2007 in Vinnitsta CAC dog show under UKU (FCI) was held. Judge - Kozina (Russia).
Only 2 italian greyhounds were present in this dog show. So here are results:

Males
Puppy
Galliano Pyari Sarna - V.Promissing, Best Puppy
Bitches
Open
Mila S Alekseevskogo Dvora - Exc (without a title because of awful behave at the ring)

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09/09/2007 in city Zhytomyr CAC dog show was held where only 3 IGs were present. Judge-Kryzhanovskaya (Ukraine)

Males
Puppy
Galliano Pyari Sarna - V.Promissing, Best Puppy
Bitches
Open
Mila S Alekseevskogo Dvora - Exc, САС and closed Champion of Ukraine
Чемпионов
Keroline Golden Queen - Exc CAC BOB

Ukraine 2007

29 - April - 2007

29.04.2007  - CACIB dog show was hold in Kiev. Dog show Ukraine -2007. Judge - Momcilovic-Bognic (Serbia)

MALES:
Puppy class:
Elagin Dvor Erofey - V.Promissing Best Puppy
Champion class:
Lukrecia Fly Gocci - exc CAC, CACIB

BITCHES:
Baby class:
Eledi Grace Klaren Laruche - V.Promissing Best Baby
Junior class:
Romantic of winter night P'yari Sarna - J CAC JCHUA
Intermediate class:
Akka Lorencia Asia -exc-3
Karoline Golden Queen - exc-1 CAC, CACIB, BOB
Patricia P'yari Sarna - exc-4
Rapsodi of Love P'yari Sarna - exc-2 R.CAC
Open class:
Mila S Alekseevskogo Dvora - exc-1 CAC, R.CACIB

Kashtany Kieva

28 - April - 2007

28.04.2007 in Kiev - international CACIB dog-show was hold  "Kashtany Kieva 2007",  judge - Lisbeth Mach (Schwitzerland)

MALES:
Puppy class:
Elagin Dvor Erofey - V.Promising
Intermediate class:
Kent Golden Queen - exc
Champion class:
Lukrecia Fly Gocci - exc CAC, CACIB

BITCHES:
Baby class:
Eledi Grace Klaren Laruche - V.Promising Best Baby
Intermediate class:
Akka Lorencia Asia - exc-4
Karoline Golden Queen - exc-1 CAC, CACIB, BOB
Patricia P'yari Sarna - exc-3
Rapsodi of Love P'yari Sarna - exc-2 R.CAC
Open class:
Alba Malis - exc-3
Mila S Alekseevskogo Dvora - exc-1
Romantic of winter night P'yari Sarna - exc-2

Slobozhanshchyna

18 - February - 2007

18 / 01 / 2007 in Kharkiv CACIB dog show called - Slobozhanshchyna was held by Kharkiv direction of UKU.

The judge of Italian greyhounds was - Janchik Leos from Czech Republic. Only 3 italian greyhounds were presented there including our italian greyhound girl - Mila s Alekseevskogo Dvora. Judgement was very strict - one dog from P'yari Sarna kennel got disqualification, bitch bfrom Golden Queen kennel got excellent and our Mila was proud to get V.Good from Yanchik ))) Not looking to this fact we really had a good trip to Kharkiv and spent our time there with pleasure!