Welcome to Macabre Kaleef Italian Greyhounds!
In 1999, Jim was inducted into the Dog Show Hall of Fame. Jim’s handling has not been limited to only German Shepherds. His National Specialty winners included Australian Shepherds, Border Collies, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and Chinese Cresteds. He has always been available to his peers as a source of advice and encouragement. He is enjoying balancing breeding, retirement, and is now approved to Judge BIS, Toy, Non-Sporting, Working, Terriers, and Herding Groups.
James Moses & Hatter
after winning BIS at the Westminster Kennel Club in 1987!
James A. Moses
Jim has developed a love and passion for preserving the Italian greyhound with me over the last several years and has provided a fountain of knowledge through his experiences for me in dogs. We are very thrilled to have him as a mentor and partner!
James Moses showing,
"2X Select MBISS MBIS Ch. Altana's Mystique"
The Top Winning Show Dog of ALL Time
with 275 BIS's
I first walked into the ring with a dog when I was 7. During that time I was just helping my mom take dogs back into the ring. By the time I was 9, I started showing in Junior Showmanship where I was the number 2 Italian greyhound handler (right behind my sister). Above I am pictured with one of the very first dogs I ever showed, Pete!
Karena A. Avila
Now at 29, I continue to show and breed to the Italian Greyhound standard, in hopes to promote healthy, beautiful, and amazing character in this breed. I am pictured above with my heartdog "Sterling" at the Grayslake Cluster Dog Show in Illinois.
"GCH. KC's No Dream Is Too Big BCAT"
Taking an AOM at the Italian Greyhound National Specialty in Wilmington OH.
Why Buy From A Responsible Show Breeder?
The truth is that every show breeder has produced wonderful pets as well as show prospects! There is so much that goes into what makes a show prospect, and the difference between a show quality puppy and a pet puppy in the same litter can be a minuscule cosmetic difference that doesn't affect the health of either pup. For example, in Italian Greyhounds, the ears should be set high on the head. A puppy with ears just a tiny bit too big and low is destined to be a pet, not a show dog, even if their parents are both show champions. And usually there is only one puppy, maybe two, in each litter who will ever grace the show ring. All of their other siblings? Are destined to be pets.
So why pay for a purebred pet from a show breeder? Because puppies that fall short of being show dogs are still more likely to be healthy, and more likely to have a sound, breed-appropriate temperament. This is because ethical preservation breeders utilize extensive health testing before ever breeding a dog. Just being a successful show dog isn't enough for most show breeders, the dog also has to prove they are free of heritable defects. Remember, purebred does not mean well bred!
" Not all Pets are Show Dogs, but I can assure you that all Show Dogs are Pets."
"Micci's Buried Treasure at Macabre"
Winning Best Puppy in Show at the IABC Sieger under judge Patricia Mendoza.
Are You Sure You Want
An Italian greyhound?
Italian Greyhounds make amazing family companions, but it is very important to research and really get to understand what they are really like as a breed before making the decision to bring one home.
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