daily life, my wife and I have fine jobs that make it possible to
have this passion. The dogs are our "children", they live in our
home for many years and are thus part of our family. We enjoy it
to participate with our dogs in field trials and other working-test
We also have the opportunity to use our dogs in our hunting practices
in the Netherlands and we hunt in Italy and Scotland. We are longtime
member of the Bracco Italiano Club of Italy (SABI) and each year
we travel down to Italy several times to participate in the shows
and field competitions that this club organizes. Over the years
we have built up close friendships with Italian Bracco Italiano
kennel owners. Through our visits to Italy, we remain aware of the
breed specific issues. And we go out regularly with our dogs to
take part in International dog shows all over Europe.
name di Ala D'Oro (wing of gold) is derived from an Italian motorbike
from the seventies, the "Earmacchi". Our kennel is officially registered
with the Dutch Kennel Club (the Council of Administration in Cynology
the Netherlands). Kennel di Ala D'Oro is known to many people around
the world because of our successes on the field trails and in the
show ring but also by our strong opinions about how to keep dogs
and breeding methods. We believe that it is imperative to work with
good Italian breeders, because they can draw on generations of xperience.
We do our best to be responsible breeders by breeding only with
dogs; that are healthy, who have hunting ability and who fulfill
the breed standard. We avoid dogs with health problems and are not
in favor of inbreeding and / or close line breeding.
Judicious breeding means to us that we have the intention
to maintain or improve a race. To maintain or improve a race mean
that we take care about health status, breed-specific characteristics
and the appearance of a race
D'Oro with passion & understanding of pointingdogs.
We breed only with dogs if they have a good health,
meet the breed standard and we find it important that the dog that
is bred, is also able to work as the Italian breed standard requires.
A Bracco Italiano is a pointing dog. As the Italians say, "a
working Bracco Italiano is as a beautiful Ferrari, a non working
Bracco Italiano is a Fiat in Ferrari colors".
If our bitch would not
qualify our demands it will not get puppies. Is everything okay
then it depends on the condition and status of the offspring that
we determine how often she will get a litter. Besides our own rules
we also follow the rules like the Dutch Kennel Club, (the
Council of Administration in Cynology of the Netherlands)
has drawn down.
The choice of a male is also important. After all, for getting puppies
you need two dogs. For dogs we choose for our females, we keep the
same rules and demands.
How we do our
best, it can be that a combination simply not turned out the way
we expect it to be and most of the time this happen without any
reason. We think it is then important never to
make such a combination again and we inform the puppy owners about
the problems that have or can arose. So that they are aware and
if decisions have to be made they will be made based on facts. Together
with our support we then hope to make the best decisions that help
resolve any problems or problem to come. The decision that we are
looking for will always in the interest of the dog.
You understand that as a responsible breeder, making the best combination,
is not easy. We are pleased and relieved if we have a litter of
which we can say afterwards that it has extracted good!
If you are
seriously interested in a Bracco Italiano, please feel free to write
us with your comments or questions. Of course you can meet us at
one of the many show, field trails or workingtest we enter in Europe.