CURIO ITALIAN GREYHOUNDS
Quality without Compromise since 1987
and at the bridge
CURIO SESAME STREET
The importance of selecting the
correct male to sire a litter is critical to the quality of the resulting
We feel that a good quality male will be masculine without coarseness, and be somewhat "soft" in temperament. By this, we mean that he should be loving, affectionate and easy to live with. He may or may not play a role in the rearing of the puppies, depending on whether he resides with us or elsewhere. It is important that he be able to get along with other males, and with puppies. Aggressiveness is not tolerated in a male we choose to keep.
We are as critical in our expectations for our males as we are with our bitches, and dogs that do not meet our standards are removed from our breeding program if they are bred at all, neutered and placed in homes where they will be loved companions and not used at stud.
All of our males are CERFed (eye exam) yearly from the age of one year. They have OFA patella, which insures that they are not afflicted with luxation of the patella (kneecap). They are parasite free and are fed the best quality diet we can provide for them. All are AKC Champions of record, or are being successfully shown to their Championship. As with our bitches, we generally don't breed until a dog is at least two years of age. Before that age, we don't feel that they have the physical or mental maturity to be the best they can be. It is also important that their health clearances are sound, and since some conditions aren't manifested until after 2 years of age, this can save us a lot of heartache in the long run. When selecting a male outside one of our own for breeding into our line, we look for the exact same qualities that we demand of our own dogs.
We hope you enjoy viewing our boys, as we are very proud of them.