Welcome to Top Runner’s & Oisco Italians
To me collaboration and sharing are key inspirations driving this hobby. As friends Teija and I have a long history and it was when Teija realized she needed to have an Italian Greyhound that our contact was re-established after several years. Now Teija and I share the love of our dogs although they make up two different packs. Björn and Gerda live with Teija, Lillan and Euphoria live me. Euphorias daughter Olga lives with the Arala family, Hugo and Luca with Ainoliina and Jami. We are so thankful for all the lovely families that we work together with!
To be able to learn from each other and the more experienced breeders is a joy and a richness. Teija has a history in racing Greyhounds and has bred some real rocket racers. I have had an interest in the beauty, health and especially the fine lines of (Dervisch) Italian greyhounds since 2009.
The most important thing for us is to cherish the health of the breed. We let our girls grow in peace and check for patella, heart and eyes. When choosing males, we prefer older, healthy gentlemen instead of rising young show stars. Italian greyhounds need to be open, loving and unafraid and thus temperament is also extremely important to us.
We are also both active in the Finnish Italian Greyhound association.
You are most welcome to join us in the work for healthy and loving homebred Italian Greyhounds
Kattis Honkanen & Teija Pajula