Feedback of buyers
We had wanted a cirneco in our family for some time; and had really done our research.
Kennel Cyrenensis and Diana stuck out from the moment we found them! Diana was wonderful in all communication . She always got back in a timely
manner and answered any questions we had. She is truly brilliant about this breed. We ended up choosing a beautiful girl,
Catania. Diana sent all kinds of photos and videos , and we just had to add her to our family. Diana
made the whole process effortless. From begging to end everything was perfect.
Catania was shipped carefully by courier to our home in California. Diana made everything so comfortable for her and for us! She is an incredible dog!
She listens, knows her commands, is beautiful and gentle. Everything we ever hoped for! Diana went above and beyond for our family. And when we add
another cirneco to our family, we will always be coming to kennel Cyrenensis. Without a doubt the most beautiful and seamless adoption.
Thank you Diana for making our little family complete!
Heather Fletcher, USA, California
Owner of Cyrenensis Catania
We already had 1 Cirneco from a breeder in England and wanted to add another to our family. As dogs, Cirnechi are fun, lively
and full of character.
After researching European breeders and discounting some, I found Diana's beautiful web site and spend hours going through every
page of it.
The web site really does prove how much Diana loves the breed, her explanations and descriptions are truly wonderful.
After communication with Diana and her finding out about us and if we were suitable to care for one of her amazing dogs and deciding if the
fit into our multi dog household, Diana made all arrangements for the new baby to come over to us in UK.
Her thoroughness and dedication was outstanding. Our new baby came safely over to us by courier who brought her straight to the door, safe
As for the puppy, Cyrenensis Brezza Marina, she is a lovely, cuddly confident little girl
who has fitted perfectly into our family and with
the dog pack. I really couldn't have wished for a more perfect professional experience of getting a puppy from
Sicily. The home of Cirneco.
Fiona Quint, UK
Owner of Cyrenensis Brezza Marina
Some 7 months ago we decided it was time to find a new member of our family. We had talked a lot about which breed we wanted.
We had seen a Cirneco at a dogshow and thought it to be a very interesting breed to have. We met some owners of Cirneco and was intriged by
Well, 7 months ago we searched for breeders of Cirneco and Diana appered. We send an e-mail with some (read: a lot!) of questions. Diana
had puppies at the time, but they were all asked for. Luckily she had plans for a litter later this year. A lot of mails and pictures of pregnancy and
Whenever we had a question, Diana replyed quick, we felt well taken care of in the process.
When the first pictures of the puppies came by e-mail, we at once had a favorite. But we had to wait 7 more weeks before Diana decided which
puppy were the right one for us. We were very happy that she chose the same puppy as our favorite. We even had the opportunity to name the
puppy! So her name is: Cyrenensis Bahira Aquila.
Now came the challenges of getting Aquila to Denmark, all the paperwork had to be in order, a courier failed to deliver, so tickets had to be
booked.... We decided to travel to Sicily and get her ourselves.
This might be the best choice we made. I was picked up in the airport, we drove to a very cosy hotel, which Diana had booked for me, had dinner
and a very nice evening together.
In the morning I was picked up at the hotel and went to see Dianas dogs and puppies. It was very interesting to see how Diana works with
her dogs. And she does work hard training. At the age of 11 weeks Aquila is able to walk on a free leash, calm down on command, walk calmly
in a crowd and pay no attention to traffic and other noisy things. Aquila has the skills and mentally strenghts as a far older dog!
Well, we spend the day on Etna, in Catania and last in the airport. Aquila behaved very well. In the airport Diana was very helpfull everything
was taken care of so I had the easiet checkin ever. After 3 hours of flying we landed in Copenhagen. Aquila was a little anxious but she settled
down when she met the rest of the family.
At home Aquila invaded our home and hearts! Our other dogs is well together. It is clear that Diana has introduced her puppies to other dogs.
All in all, it will be difficult to find a breeder that put so much effort in her work and who will help you as much as Diana does.
We will consider Diana and her family friends for lifetime.
Brian and Liselotte Kaagaard, Denmark
Proud owner of Cyrenensis Bahira Aquila
I wrote a letter to Diana and Cyrenensis kennel, six months ago, to follow a child dream: that was have, one day in my life, "Oriental" or "Egyptian"
dogs - Cirnechi have the perfect size -, to live togheter with me an my partner Marcio and our Oriental cats, here in São Paulo, Brasil.
From the first e-mail answer to the last, Diana was an angel, a professional angel that firmly guide us, in this new way for us, the dog way, and,
in the world of dogs, the Cirnechi life.
We really could understand how this world works by Diana words. She really knows the breed.
Anubis entered in our life with some days of age and Diana oriented our choice from the fist day: how the little puppy grows, what we have to
do for this, how were the basic types of Cirnechi dogs, how these types appears in the puppies and how they were in adult dogs, how works
the barf (bones and raw food: today, in our house, until the cats follow this diet), how the Cirnechi colours and ears grow in puppies
development. Real lessons and explanations that passed security to us in this new classroom, new students from a kind and human teacher.
Yes, because Diana puts love in her activity of breeding Cirnechi and hands on this.
Moreover, Diana helped us to choice the new female puppy partner of Anubis, Neftis, from the unique Cirnechi kennel in Brasil, Pamer's,
of Patricia Mendes.
And moreover, to transform this dream in a real thing, Diana worked hard and clearly in all the detailled process to ship a dog from Italy
to Brasil. And when this process was clear to us that the best way to ship Anubis would be one of us pick up him in Catania, Diana was the
best hostess we could dream. Diana and Gino received Marcio (and went along him) at Catania's airport, helped and gave him security in
all necessary. And opened their world to Marcio, showing him Anubis, all the dogs, the Etna, Taormina... and sending with him the best
Sicilian candies I had taste!
I have today a great friend in Cyrenensis, Bronte, Sicily. And one day I will know her personally. Thank you for all, Diana.
Rogério de Araújo Ramos, Brasil
owner of Cyrenensis Anubis
Bruce is de perfecte hond voor ons gezin. Hij beweegt en speelt graag, maar hij kan ook echt rustig zijn, hij knuffelt ongeloofelijk graag.
Hij is hier o zo gelukkig en blij (en wij ook !!! ). Hij voelde zich meteen thuis bij ons.
Hij is dolverliefd op onze dochter van 9, hij wacht op haar aan de deur om buiten te gaan spelen. Zijn eerste nacht is super verlopen.
Hartelijk dank voor de cadeautjes die je mee gaf en nog eens dank voor je fantastische werk met de puppy's.
De kans is groot dat we nog een vriendinnetje in huis halen voor Bruce als hij een jaar of 2 is.
Bedankt voor al de foto's en hartverwarmende mails waar we altijd zo naar uitkeken .
Bruce is als een nieuw kindje in ons gezin bijgekomen,wij gaan hem al onze liefde,warmte en gehoorzaamheid meegeven.
Hij is nu ons zonnetje, ons prinsje in huis ! Het was liefde op het eerste gezicht . Superblije warme groetjes van ons ganse gezin !!!!
owner of Cyrenensis Alvin Bruce
While searching the web to find a second bundle of joy for my household, I came across the mysterious breed of Cirneco dell’Etna. I had never encountered this breed before and was immediately attracted to it. Not many Cirneco live in the United States, so finding out more about this breed was very difficult. I did some more browsing and Diana’s Cyrenensis kennel popped up… this is where I truly fell in love. I emailed Diana to ask a few basic questions and promptly got a response giving me everything I needed and more.
At the time, the kennel was in between litters and there were no puppies for sale. But Diana is amazing and kept me in the loop - we emailed stories about our dogs, spoke about plans for the future puppies, and she taught me all about the beautiful Cirnecci. After 6 months of emailing back and forth, the famous Ambra had her puppies. I received pictures of each female pup until Diana was able to figure out which one of them was best suited for me, which she did based off of everything I told her I wanted. And after 2 months, Oribella was chosen!!
Next was the nerve-racking part, how to get a tiny Cirneco from Bronte, Sicily all the way to Washington, DC. I was not able to fly there to get her myself, so somehow she had to come here to me. Diana had it all figured out: she had a courier ready to fly all the way to the US and hand deliver baby Oribella. She handled all the paperwork, the translating, and made sure everything was easy and organized. A few short weeks later, Lyuba (the courier) handed me Oribella at the airport and we were on our way home.
In the 5 hour car-ride home from the airport, Oribella slept on my lap the entire time with no discomfort or hesitation. She immediately took to the family and even better, the house! She already knew her bathroom was outside and to respect all of the rules of the home. Diana thoroughly prepared her with such care and attentiveness.
In short, you will not find any other Cirneco dell’Etna kennel like Diana’s. From giving me an outstanding introduction to the breed to raising my pride and joy to be the beauty she was when I first held her, Diana genuinely cares for her puppies and you. Months after bringing Oribella home, she still surprises me each day with just how smart and receptive she is. She learns faster than any dog I’ve ever met and loves any and every one she meets! She’s a true gem and I have Diana and her family to thank for that, I am forever grateful.
Andrew McAleer, USA
owner of Oribella
First of all I have to thank you from Louis for your friendly hospitality and the big effort you gave to teach Orso the first months of his life. He did get a very good start ! It's a beautiful, friendly dog, willing to please his family. He's really adorable !
Yesterday-evening already everything went very well. At the airport I noticed very good Louis and Orso already had a bond. At home we put Orso in the bench so meeting the other dogs was relaxed for everybody. Later the evening I let Torr meet Orso in the room. Orso was a little afraid, but Torr did fine. He stayed with me when I saw Orso was afraid so Orso could make contact when he wanted himself. He already knew the bench as his safe place. Not a problem to get him in the bench. To finish yesterday we went for a walk with Orso and Torr , where Torr walked of leash. He behaved as a big brother for Orso. The night was not one problem. He slept till 6.30u, when Louis lett him out.
After breakfast we went for a walk with al the 4 dogs. And it was very good with all 4 of them. Orso could walk side by side with every-one of them.
It was a busy day for Orso. Besides shopping we spent some time in the garden and went to take care for the sheep. When the sheep where eating he did have a run with Torr and by himself and he follows Louis everywhere. It's nice to see. I'm sure Orso will be a perfect match in our pack.
Good luck with your newborn litter and thanks again for doing such a good job with Orso!
Louis and Kristel, Belgium
owners of Orso
Нет ничего лучше на свете, когда находишь в этом мире, своего человека и друга! В питомнике мы приобрели друга
Лаго и познакомились с очень светлым человеком- Дианой! Хочется выразить благодарность Диане за то, как она
относится к своему делу!
Мы очень долго ждали нашего нового члена семьи Лаго!
Несмотря на то, что он родился далеко от нас, благодаря фото, которые Диана высылала нам регулярно, мы подрастали
вместе с ним. Отдельное спасибо за то, что Лагуша приехал к нам социализированным щенком! Приучен к поводку, адаптирован к
улице, городу, шуму и машине.
Спасибо за переписку, инструкции, советы и поддержку! Благодарим за то, что уделяете внимание каждому щенку,
учитывая их характер и особенности!
Мы очень счастливы и благодарны Диане и её семье за то, как они воспитывают, кормят, ухаживают за животными!
За её профессионализм и отношение к своему делу не как к холодному бизнесу, а как семейному делу! Именно такое
отношение сыграло важную роль при выборе питомника. После первого письма Дианы, стало ясно, что в этом питомнике дом и семья!
Теперь мы родственники :)
Лаго передает привет маме и всем своим родным!!!
Желаем Вам и Вашему Дому тепла, процветания и новых друзей! Всем солнечным членам семьи здоровья!
Лара и Андрей Воробьевы, Russia, Moscow
owners of Lago
Lena is the second Cirneco who jumps into our lives.
As we have already a Cyrenensis family member who met all of our expectations and we appreciate to have some support and advice
of the breeder when needed. We did not hesitate one second to have the second 'Cyrenensis' Cirneco. One detail, we thought, would be
a bit of a burden... The kennel is now situated in Sicily, far away of our tiny country, and the puppy wouldn't get into our hands before the age
of 15 weeks due to strict EU legislation on rabies vaccination.
But having our previous happy ending puppy adventure in mind... Who else would we trust to raise our new family member until the age of
15 weeks? And what can be more authentic then to have our Cirneco dell' Etna growing in a Sicilian garden near Etna between some other
great Cirnechi... ;)
Since the day the puppies were born we received pictures and regularly updates on the litter. We were able to follow the development of
puppies very well as if they were growing next to us!
The choice between the 4 adorable small girls was not easy… All and each one of the pups had a great expression, they are open, curious,
raised in a family and all are very well socialized. Each one of them is the best in something and all have great perspectives to develop into
the most wonderful creatures, being far away and not able to visit the pups often. We were happy to be able to count on the reliable advice
of Diana to make the right choice for a puppy. Decisive factor for us it was the personality!
As our Cirneco would be part of our family, we preferred to have a calm and social personality, exterior being of less importance, but without
any eliminating defaults, as we thought to take her to dogshows once in a while, and healthy, of course! For us no brave ringleader and for
sure not the most independent or dominant dog of the litter. We were looking for a calm, well balanced, confident, yet brave enough and very
social dog. Diana advised us very well, describing each of the puppies.
Although, we have to admit. It is quite hard to see them growing into a small personality far away, and it is rather scary you cannot meet the
puppies to learn their personality.
Travelling to get the puppy in Sicily was a moment of joy, we met Gino and Diana with Lena in unusual circumstances, considering a
hospital is not the daily habitat of a puppy... But we saw at once how she is socialized! She was not afraid to contact, not noisy, not
afraid, not disturbing, at once we got a happy tail and kisses and she lay down as if she knew us already a long time... At home it was
visible she is educated very well and got the best start in life. (educated for us it means she is easy to have at home, no chewing on wires,
no destroyed furniture, toilet outside, walks on leash, silent when alone, in restaurants people do not notice we have a puppy with us,
and when we go to the forest she is the most cheerful and playful puppy we can imagine...)
And what seemed to be a burden, well we did not feel one second the distance in between us and our growing puppy...We recognised all
of the characteristics and were surprised how well we knew her already, as if she has always been with us, it was a confirmation for our
trust in the kennel Cyrenensis!
Grazie mille for our Lena!
And thank you very much for the hospitality to welcome my daughter and wife in Sicily.
Peter Deboysere, Belgium
proud owner of a real Sicilian Cirneco Lena !
At the moment there are 3 sleepy dogs in our house - Frida and Bettina accepted Nora very, very well !
Last Monday our trip began - we spent 2 days in Nuremberg and 2 days in Cologne, then we went to Belgium.
Ever since I've seen a photo of a Cirneco dell'Etna, I've been in love with this breed. I found kennel Cyrenensis through the internet and decided to
email them - since the first email, I got more and more information about the breed, photos, explanations, because Diana does not hesitate to share
her knowledge and love for Cirnechi.
Diana and Jackie accepted us beautifully! We met their dogs, we talked a lot, I think I learned a lot about this breed, they prepared WONDERFUL
food, they took us to the beach, to Brugge, we met other owners - they were great hosts. I am very grateful. I was also very happy to meet Myriam
with Mira Tina, Pascale and Staf with Ezzo and Henzy... Such a nice group of people with lots of positivity and love, not only for their dogs, but the
world around them!
Cyrenensis kennel puts health, love and beauty on the first place, they raise puppies with no concerns about money, because for them, dogs
do not mean business, but pure love - always providing what is BEST for their dogs. Puppies are very well socialised, live in the house and are
used to noises, walking on leash, other dogs, other animals and visitors. I also highly appreciate completely honest communication about any
subjects concerning their dogs!
Norushka is such a happy dog. She was so kind to us, the minute we met! On our way back home we slept in different hotels and she didn't cry
even a bit. In the car, there were no problems - she slept the whole time or chewed bones.
With getting my dear Cyrenensis Nora, I did not only get a beautiful, happy and healthy dog, but also great friends - breeder Diana and
also other owners of their dogs, who are always happy to get news, give advice, all of which creates a wonderful positive community of kennel
Anuša Petr and Cyrenensis Nora
Выражаем глубокую и безмерную благодарность заводчице Диане Елисовой за нашего мальчика.
Диана, словно творец, создает свои неповторимые уникальные, единственные в мире шедевры ,
одним из которых является наш Макс- пес в котором сплелись воедино внешняя грация, неповторимая красота и непостижимая доброта,
невероятная доверчивость и любовь к людям, обезоруживающая раз и навсегда нежность и ласковость, вызывающая удивление
Диана, как заботливая мама опекала, оберегала, любила и терпеливо растила Макса до его отправки к нам. Регулярно отправляла нам
фотографии, на которых видно было как Максимус взрослеет, как счастлив он и любим. И уже расставшись с ним по
прежнему продолжает переживать за его судьбу, старается помогать нам его правильно растить, воспитывать.
И эта поддержка просто неоценима. Спасибо.
(Оксана, Михаил, Антоша, Илюша, киса Кия) и Cyrenensis Maximus
I have always been attracted by cirnechi, even though I only met one when I was a teenager in Sicily.
It was, I think, love at first sight (if you can say that of a dog).
I left Sicily and Italy too, but when we, as a family with children, began thinking of having a dog in our home, I went back to that day when two amber
eyes were staring at me. We began looking for a kennel of cirnechi but there are not many!
When we found Diana we were immediately
struck by her hospitality and her love for cirnechi. We were at first invited to go and meet a cirneco, see how they behave, ask as many questions
as we wanted.
The answer to our visit came at night by our little girl: “Mamma, when can we go back to Diana to stay with those dogs who wanted to
play with us?” . That was it!
We followed Era’s pregnancy with the words and pictures that regularly Diana sent us and as the puppies were there we were invited
to go. Puppies were born at home so they were familiar to humans.
And, when the time arrived, Diana helped us choose the puppy with the most
tender character, more suitable to live with children.
It’s been 2 weeks now that Milo is with us and it’s a joy for our children and a surprise to see how fast he can learn and how intelligent he is.
Thank you so much Diana! And see you again for our next meeting with cirnechi!
Vera and Cyrenensis Milo
I'm glad to be the owner of Cyrenensis Mira Tina.
Tina is a Cirneco masterpiece with a very nice character.
You did a great job raising her to a healthy, well socialised and, for her age, very well educated Cirneco!
Tina grew up in house, between other Cirnechi. The best start she could get.
We were always welcome to visit the dogs, even before mating, and puppies as soon as they were born.
At least weekly we received nice pictures since the mating until Tina came home.
I want to thank you for the open communication and all advice already given and of not at least for all time and energy invested in raising Tina!
If you are looking for a social and healthy Cirneco you should look no further!
Diana is serious breeder with knowledge of, and respect for the qualities of the breed ,never hesitating to share knowledge or give advice.
Myriam D. and Cyrenensis Mira Tina
Хотелось бы сказать огромное спасибо Диане за те труд и любовь, которые она вложила в воспитание нашего Анубиса.
С ней можно договориться буквально обо всем! Идет на встречу, делает все, что от нее зависит, и даже больше! Нам пса привезли в Германию!
Положили ему в приданное пеленочку с маминым запахом и кучу вещей, без которых ему в дороге было бы не комфортно!
Что хотелось бы сказать о нашем Чуде... Он прекрасен!!! Видно, что ухожен, вскормлен качественным кормом - шерсть блестит,
перхоти нет. Психика абсолютно здоровая, он игривый, контактный и очень позитивный щенок!
Единственное, мы были слегка не готовы к такой бешеной активности и очень удивлялись, как же жить, когда их несколько?! Очень
радует, что пес самодостаточен и с легкостью остается во дворе один, не скулит, не лает, всегда находит себе занятие.
Вообщем, низкий поклон))).
Да, еще, абсолютно по любому вопросу касательно щенка можно получить консультацию практически мгновенно! Причем очень
подробную! Расскажут даже то, о чем не подумал спросить! Письма приходят обстоятельные и длиннющие))
Наталья Козлова, Россия-Германия
Хочу выразить благодарность заводчице Диане Елисовой, за то что к нам приехала абсолютно социализованная собака, не смотря на
такой долгий путь и стресс, вызванный сменой места, Лучика виляла хвостом и была рада нашему с ней общению.
Вот что еще поразило так это то, что щенок в свои 2 месяца уже знал команду «нельзя», был приучен к ошейнику и поводку, в городе вела
себя спокойно, никаких неудобств не доставила ни при переезде (а это сутки в машине, сутки еще на международной выставке), ни уже дома.
Ночью спит спокойно, не тревожит других обитателей дома.
У собачки "железная психика" (не случаются приступы страха или агрессии) и отменное здоровье (переоклиматизация прошла практически
незаметно). Люча живет в семье с 2 маленькими детьми и еще одной собакой- американским стаффордширским терьером.
Теперь даже и представить не могу, что она не всегда жила с нами, маленькое солнышко, фонтан хорошего настроения!
Зоя Емельянова и Arte Antica Luciana
Russia, г. Старый Оскол
Аврора просто супер!! очень энергичная!!!! очень красивая, такая яркая!!!!!!!!!
Очень культурная, дома писает только на пеленку.
Спасибо Вам огромное!!!!!!! )))
Ольга, Кристина и Наталья Ауловы. г.Казань.
Хочу выразить огромную благодарность за великолепную собаку с теми качествами, которые изначально были заявлены заводчиком:
доброжелательный к детям нрав, миролюбивость, острый ум, простота в уходе, крепкое здоровье - все это присуще нашей чирнеко дель этна Нэрджи.
Трудно найти более ответственного заводчика, который так тщательно и аккуратно организовал процесс транспортировки собаки в
Очень радует чуткость и отзывчивость Дианы, всегда идущей на помощь в любых ситуациях, связанных с
уходом за собакой.
Дариха Байхутова и Energia Eolica
We (Pascale and Staf) are very pleased that we have bought a puppy from you.
From 1 week old they were, we were already invited to come and look at the puppies,
and we were always welcome to come back, to see the puppies again.
What important was for us, puppies were raised in house and not in kennel
what was good for the socialization of the puppies.
And it was also nice that we have seen both parents what is truly exceptional.
And they are wonderful dogs!
In other words We are very proud of our puppy EZZO that we bought from you
I would say keep it up and we wish you much success now and in the future.
Паскаль Мертенс и EZZO
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