I had wanted a greyhound for over ten years, and while I was living in the UK doing a PhD at the University of Edinburgh, I was determined to get my first one. I was thrilled to realize my dream when I acquired Ch Solstrand Juno, (b. 1994, by UK Ch Solstrand Fine 'N Dandy x It Ch Olivia della Caveja). Juno was a stunning blue fawn -- very sweet with people, snooty with other dogs--and fast!
My second greyhound was Am Ch Sobers Corrado, part of the all-champion 'C' litter bred by Bitte Ahrens and Astrid Jonsson in Sweden (Sobers Zenith x Sw Ch Hickory's Nautica). 'Carter' was a goofy, fun-loving red brindle and is greatly missed.
I recently lost Ch Sobers Isadora at the age of 10. 'Sadie' (born Dec 3, 2006) was bred in Italy by Bitte Ahrens Primavera and Pierluigi Primavera. She was sired by Int It Club Ch Croat Ch Fabian del Marchese di Rhieti out of It Ch Sobers Duvalia.
Although Sadie didn't really like dog shows, she was a group winner, multi-group placer, a sighthound specialty BOB winner, and twice ranked among Canada's top greyhounds. She was the reigning queen here at Pax Mundi, and at 9+ years old, was still the fastest dog I owned. Her presence here is missed.