Our kennel is called “Shichiria no senshi“, in Japanese it means “Warriors of Sicily” recognized by ENCI (National body of Italian canines) and FCI strong> (International Cynological Federation).
It is totally managed in a family environment between the provinces of Messina and Palermo.
Dogs live with us, in our houses surrounded by greenery.
Since 2020 I have started a collaboration with a family that has become part of my world, first as a customer and later transformed into a friend and adventure companion.
We joined forces to carry on the selection of this breed.
To guarantee the birth of healthy puppies, free from genetic defects and to give greater guarantees to families, we have carried out health tests on each of our subjects and deposited the DNA of each of them.
All our puppies are distinguished by their balanced character, as we pay close attention to the study of the subjects we decide to mate.
A fundamental contribution to education and excellent character formation is given by the family context and the loving climate in which they grow up.
The added value of our breeding is walking alongside you in the growth path of your puppies and we will always be there for any need, even when they have become adults.
Another peculiarity to highlight is that which concerns a service that we give to all families who decide to take one of our little “soft toys”.
For each incoming litter we form a Whatsapp group in which we share photos and videos; we provide you with the information necessary to welcome the puppies into your home, but it is also a nice way for you to constantly monitor their growth and well-being.
My name is Luca Silvestri, I live in Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto (ME), a town located on the Tyrrhenian coast of Sicily, right in front of the wonderful scenery offered by the archipelago of Aeolian Islands, and I have always been a dog lover.
I was only 3 years old (1980) when I met a Belgian Shepherd that belonged to my maternal grandparents.
I fondly remember those years we lived with him, his unconditional love for him.
He has protected me and rescued me from danger on more than one occasion.
He died at the age of 13 and from that moment on my family, out of great displeasure, decided not to welcome any more dogs into our home.
In 2007, while surfing the web, I saw a photo of a dog that was nothing short of wonderful: a “Shiba Inu“.
I was struck by the expression and the pride he showed, but the decisive push came from watching the famous film with Richard Gere: “Hachiko – your best friend“, a true story, tears tears, where the protagonist dog was represented by a Shiba Inu in the scenes where he was still a puppy and by an Akita Inu in the scenes where he became an adult.
So I decided to buy “Hachiro“, my first Black and Tan Shiba Inu.
The Shiba is not a dog like any other, it has something magical inside.
His character cannot be explained, it must be lived and that’s it.
Hachiro made me want and dare to go further, so I decided to take “Asami“, female and “Samurai Junior“, male, son of the world champion (Milan, 2015) “Meiji Samurai Gardens“.
My first puppies were born from them, an indescribable emotion.
My adventure in the world of beauty dog shows also began with them and the first successes arrived.
With “Samurai Junior”, in 2016, we also won the first national title “Young Italian champion of beauty“.
In the same year, the arrival of another female Shiba Inu, “Merkulov Yuri Samurai, contributed to enriching my breeding.
From the first mating between Samurai and Yuri, 5 puppies were born, including a Black and Tan female “Aki“, chosen by Piero Lopiano and Ramona Picone >, spouses of Palermo.
A relationship of trust and mutual esteem was immediately established with them.
After a few years, now friends, the idea of buying a Shiba together whose characteristics could prove to be an added value of the “Shichiria no senshi” began to creep into our thoughts.
Among the many dogs evaluated in various kennels, the light went on in front of “Ajisai Legend Winner“, always called simply “Bolt“, a big 6 month old puppy belonging to a Russian breeding.
After having provided us with all the necessary guarantees regarding the health of the dog, we decided to buy it in co-ownership.
It was the year 2020 and since then, yours truly, Piero and Ramona began this collaborative relationship, with the aim of working responsibly for the well-being of the Shiba Inu.
Getting a young dog is always a gamble, as the development of the Shiba lasts up to 2 years of age, sometimes even beyond.
He was a bet won !!!
Bolt has given us so much satisfaction to date, conquering national and international shows, achieving the titles of young Italian champion, Albanian champion and Spanish champion at less than 2 years of age.
In addition, he took part in the Madrid 2022 canine world championship, winning the intermediate class.
With dedication and rigour, we try to safeguard the breed by selecting specimens from which temperamentally balanced, healthy and perfect standard puppies can be born.