30-12-2007Just such a short
time after the death of Terra and Isodora we have again
sad news. With pain in our hart we had to say goodbye to
our Dolce and Bazza. Although we could not miss Dolce yet,
our decision to put her to sleep was not a difficult one.
The last day's of her live, Dolce was very ill. At the age
of almost ten years Dolce died of cancer. Di Ala D'Oro kennel
have to thank Dolce for many things. Her excellent performance
at National en International show and field trails made
our kennel where it is today, at the top. At home Dolce
gave us a lot of love and happiness. We miss her so much,
it is quiet in our house.
The very bad news about Bazza came to us by our shocked
and broken-hearted friends Rob en Michelle. Their sweet
Bazza had an accident during their daily walk. She run into
a twig, witch causes internal bleedings and although Rob
and Michelle directly understood that they had to hurry,
her injuries were so badly that she died on her way to the
vet. The sorrow about Bazza's much to early death is enormous.
pictures on the webpage, yesterday we took lovely pictures
from Silvestro and Miuccia Prada in Drenthe. And pictures
of today, with the help of Stephanie and the (not yet ready)
photo room we could take some great pictures of the dogs.
Today you can see the Gabbana's pictures, soon the other
pictures will been showed here.
Prada "Motje" who just last week received the
CACIB at the Amsterdam Winner, showed her son Silvestro
today what the real work is at our hunt in Drenthe. Together
with our friend Wim van Rossum we have our private hunt
in the North part of Holland (Drenthe). Today it was lovely,
splendid weather lots of sun no rain. "Motje already
showed us in Italy and Poland that she is talented in the
field. Silvestro seems to have taken over this talent from
his mother, grandmother and great grand mother. His performance
was so good today that although it is still a young dog
Jaap will bring him to Drenthe next time.
have new pictures on the webpage from birthday boy's Maranzano
and Luciano but also from Mariotto and Berenice.
children became 3 years old. "Puppies" Congratulations!!!
the children of Motje became 1 year old! Big hugs to our
birthday boy's and girls; Giacomo, Minotti, Bartolomea,
Peppino, Leonardo, Mariotto, Berenice, Violetta, Bambaia
and of course our own Silvestro.
have start up a Ala D'Oro BLOG,
from now on it is possible to read about our dogs daily
stuff, although it is written only in Dutch, with our photo
illustration it is possible to understand what we are talking
about! If the BLOG is an success we will also start a English
report about Silvestro and Mariotto,
have a sad message; with pain in our hart we had to say
good-bye to our old friend Terra this past week. Terra the
mother, grandmother and great grandmother of many National,
International and European (youth) Champions reached the
age of 11 1/2 years. The fact that we can enjoy the presence
of Terra's two children, her grandchild and great grandchild
in our house, makes our grieve bearable.
weekend, Tito Pedrini "Ago"met again a son from
Denmark . It was not a coincident because "Ago"
stay at our house during the holidays of his owners and
"Ago" lovely son "Claudius" is not living
too far away. "Ago" was impressed by his "baby"
di Ala D'Oro "Bambi" obtain her first youth class
field trail qualification. Kim en "Bambi" congratulations!
di Ala D'Oro and her owner Klara shine at the clubmatch
of KC Arnhem!
Little dog getting big. The puppies of "Motje"
"will be ten month's old this Thursday. We have started
field trail training with Silvestro and Mariotto. This Autumn
these young dogs will be present at our hunt in Drenthe.
This Spring the boy's will be ready for their first field
place we want to thank everybody who contacted us about
Isodora, we where touched by the nice E-mail's and calls.
Thanks for your sympathize.
week was for us a very sad one. Our Isodora who we got back
a few month ago died unexpected. In the short time that
Isodora was in our house, she had managed to steel our harts.
She have left us totaly heartbroken. We will miss her terrible.
from our hunting / training trip to Denmark, click
first pictures from Denmark are at our webpage, but....more
information and pictures will follow soon!
from Denmark where we had a great time among friends! Soon
the lovely pictures will be on the Internet.
pictures of the short visit to Finland are at the Internet,
click here >>>
to visit this page.
"Sienna's" children are doing very well on the
grouse moor, according to June who is the owner and trainer
of these still young dogs. She send us some pictures of
Finland, where I had a great time visiting the puppies of
the veterinarian Kirsi. Soon pictures of this trip will
be on Internet.
we got very nice news from Peppino "Baggio", he
obtain his obedience diploma 2. With the high amount of
points he became third of his class, the judges wrote on
his report that they where very satisfied by his work! Congratulations
Rian, Sander and "Baggio".
perfect morning at the dune. Only 15 minutes from our house
we have this perfect place where we can walk our dogs only....it
is now high season summer holiday in Holland so all these
nice walking area's are taken by tourist and forbidden for
dogs and their owners. Lucky this morning it rained cat
and dogs so tourist would not want to be in this nature.
On photo Ingrid, Vlo and Silvestro.
pictures of Martta's puppies, they are now 6 weeks old.
Next weekend I will be in Finland to meet these doggies
in person and take the puppy test.
recieved nice pictures of Martta's puppies. All are doing
well and looking good!
new look for the webpage and some changes. Enjoy visiting
Our trip to Italy two
years ago was such a big success that we decided to see
if we could plan the same sort of trip where we could train
with our dogs and have fun together. Well we have manage
to plan a great trip for august 2007, this time we planed
this together with Bianco Rosso kennel, infect this trip
will be Bianco Rosso's first family day. A day where we,
"Ala D'Oro friends" will be welcomed as family
members of Bianco Rosso's. Only four weeks to go. Friday
the 10th of August Ala D'Oro and Bianco Rosso friends from
Germany, Norway, Holland, Sweden and Denmark will meet each
other for a short 5 day's holiday in the beautiful Vejen
and Lokken (Denmark). We have rent a nice house with a lot
of space out doors and a own lake where we (18 people and
20 dogs) will stay the first three day's of our trip. Saturday
and Sunday we have enter all the dogs for a International
two day's dogshow in Vejen, so we will show in the morning
and leave in the afternoon to the house with the lake for
all round hunting training. We also will have some show
ring training and there will be a swimming contest. Sunday
afternoon the whole group will leave to Lokken. At Anna
and Kim's farm we will spend the Sunday evening, the Monday
and the Thuesday morning. Monday will try to get our dogs
pointing pheasants. After a small test whit's will show
us how experienced the dogs are in the field, we will split
up in small groups and have separated fields to work in.
We are looking forward to these day's. Now we only have
to hope and pray for nice weather. At the Ala D'Oro familiedag
at the 9th September, we hope to have enough expedience
from this trip to plan a new trip with our Bracco friends.
The puppies of "Martta"
and "Abel" in Finland are now four weeks old.
the children of our beautiful Gabbana have their 3rd birthday.
Miuccia Prada, "Motje" the birthday girl, had
to sit still so her photo could be taken. Children of Gabbana,
have a nice birthday!
from Bianco Rosso's kennel in Denmark. The beautiful brown
Freccia Celeste "Fretje", could finally compete
in the official working test in Denmark. Fretje and Kim
gave the judges an excellent impression and had great success.
They got a first Price with 44 points out of 50. And....next
working test is coming up!
our old friend Salvatore from (Italy) came to visit us.
His family have more then 60 years experiences with Bracchi,
Spinone and Segugio. They have the opportunity to hunt in
the mountains of the Dolomites. After a nice diner at home
we took Salvatore to our all round hunting training class.
Salvatore was pleasantly surprised by the way we train our
dogs for retrieving in and out the water. He asked us to
come to Italy this Autumn to visit the family and train
and hunt together. Of course we have except his invitation!
"Ago", came over to have a small holiday with
us. "Ago" who left our house three month before,
to live with Arjan and Hanneke seems to have a good time
back home. His old girlfriends did not forget him and where
happy to have him back. Of course he missed his new family
a little, but this is not strange because Hanneke spoils
him to death!
"Sienna" adjust just fine in our house. She is
here now almost three weeks, we have started to get her
ready for the Dutch and Italian field trail. In our house
she is excepted by the other dogs without any problems.
She has a very sweet character whit's makes it easy to love
and "Abels" puppies are now two weeks old. Opened
there eyes and ears, start to look like real Bracchi.
arrived in Holland! This means that this is the time to
get the young dogs out swimming, some of the puppies from
"Motje" came to have fun together.
Scotland, Isodora di Ala D'Oro feel at home already. In
the arms of her mother Gabbana who seems to help Isodora
settle in into our house perfectly. Thank you June and of
eight beautiful puppies are born in Finland, six boys (three
brown and three orange) and two girls (both of them are
brown). Mother Martta (Heinäaron La Favola) is doing great
and we just have informed the owners of father Abel (Il
Cannone di Ala D'Oro) about the birth of these lovely new
family members. In a few day's, at the webpage of Kirsi
Kemppainen who is the owner of Martta and an veterinarian
you will have the change to follow up these puppies.
was the day that Maranzano "Emzo" was invited
to the Rai in Amsterdam. He was one of the 100 dogs who
still could be elected for funniest / most nice dog of Holland
2007. The report from Stephanie, the owner of "Emzo"is
result Arnhem, Best Female, Male and Best Puppy for Ala
"Valborg" and Rigmore had a great day today at
the show in Norway. "Valborg" became BIG 7 and
later 4e Best Puppy in Show!
"Vita" and Peppino, "Baggio" received
their first diploma, their swimming diploma. Yes it seems
to be possible to get this kind of diploma for your dog.
Well these two children of Miuccia Prada "Motje"
are the first Ala d'Oro dogs that have such an diploma.
Congratulations for the owners!
Fiorucci di Ala D'Oro obtain again her CAC during a show
in Denmark. She also became BOB. Our partner kennel Bianco
Rosso are doing great with their dogs. One of Fiorucci's
puppies BiancoRosso Alessandra Sensini, in the USA have
already made it to BIS puppy!
This weekend Jaap visit Kim, Anna, Freija, Fretje, Rucci
en Bambi, on his way to Sweden he had enough time to enjoy
their hospitality. And it was time to make plans for the
of kennel Minnitte's are 8 weeks old and most of them are
already gone to their new owners.
excellent news about "Valborg" Violetta di Ala
D'Oro. At her second International show in Norway she became
Best in Group FCI 7 and 3e Best in Show! Rigmor and Valborg.....
we had the pleasure to have a visitor from Finland in our
house, Kirsi Kemppainen, a veterinarian who breed Bracchi
and who came to make a combination with Champion Il Cannone
di Ala D'Oro "Abel" and her female Heinäaron La
Favola, "Martta". Well yesterday we've got the
message that the ultra sound showed that "Martta"
is very much pregnant. We are looking forward to the day
that Martta is going to deliver these bracco baby's. We
keep you up to date!
of Ralph Minnitte's kennel are now seven weeks old.
from Norway, Violetta, with her pet name "Valborg"
visit her first show and......she did very well, at this
international dog show she became Best bracco puppy, later
in the ring of honor she became Best Puppy of group FCI
7. Well done!!
of Ralph Minnitte's kennel are now six weeks old.
at the Eastershow in Leeuwarden three of Ala D'Oro dogs
became DUTCH CHAMPION!
"Tosca" and Klara enter a G&G match at 31-04-2007.
They obtain the GGB-Diploma with highest points of all!
Well done girls, Thumb Up!
pictures of Il Cannone "Abel"on the internet.
This Easter weekend we have had the pleasure to have a visitor
from Finland, Kirsi Kemppainen, a veterinarian who breed
of Ralph Minnitte's kennel are now three weeks old. There
is news on their webpage.
pictures from Italy.
from Italy where we had a wonderful time. Two full weeks
visiting friends, enter field trails and a meeting about
the health condition of the Bracco Italiano. And at the
end of our holiday we had the opportunity to go to the Raduno
in Grazzano Visconti. We are already looking forward to
our next visit to Umbria in July. But for now we have our
photo's to look at.
At 16 March
2007, puppies are born in Gerlach, Nevada (USA). All eight
puppies of Ralph Minnitte's kennel are orange of color.There
are still puppies available.
"Emzo" had a very high score at a workingtest
at the terrain of Hubertus, Waalsdorp. He obtain a B- diploma.
Our compliments go to Emzo's owners, Stephanie and Arjan!
promised, the pictures from our trip to Denmark.
the pictures of our great trip to Scotland are placed on
the internet .
Soon the pictures of our visit to Denmark will be on internet.
Show result Groningen.
Miuccia Prada di Ala D'Oro one of the Five Best dogs of
Group FCI 7 at the Top Dog of the Year Election 2006!
Once a year the Top Dog of the Year election is held in
Holland. Only dogs who have qualified for 1e , 2e or 3e
in Group are invited to attend. During the Top Dog of the
Year 2006 election four dogs from our kennel where invited.
of our trip to Denmark are now on the Internet.
The report and pictures from Scotland are almost ready!
Back from Denmark, and what a fun it was to be there. Together
with Anna and Ingrid I had a perfect long weekend, the weather
was so good and sunny that it looks like we where there
in a summer holiday. Sunday we had the opportunity to go
out and we even could sit on the terrace. But of course
most of the time we spend home with Anna, I went over to
see the puppies of Bianco Rosso's kennel. They are now in
week four and doing great and look great. When the puppies
are seven weeks old I will go back to Denmark to do the
puppytest and I am looking forward to it already.
We have visit Leonardo. He was the last dog in Holland where
we have to bring a pedigree too. The other puppies live
in other country's so they are more difficult to visit on
a normal evening. Next weekend I plan to visit Denmark,
Germany and Norway have to wait for a little while. But
now first enjoy the pictures of Leonardo.
visit Minotti, Peppino and Bartolomea, At the puppy page
you will be able to read the latest story's from boys and
At eight thirty (in the morning) we had to be in "manege
Benningbroek". We promised to see my coworker Ingrid
while she was invited to enter the North -Holland Championship
dressage for horses. She and her handsome Friese Horse became
second for dressage in her class!!
In the early
afternoon it was time to train the puppies, they starting
to understand what we ask from them. The sit and come are
quit easy for them already. Later in the afternoon our puppies
where judged by bracco specialists who came over to drawl.
They saw what we have seen already, with this off springs
we have again gold in our hands!
Rosso have from the litter from Fiorucci en Tito Pedrini
three puppies available. All are male puppies - two brown-white
and one orange-white. Mother and children are doing great!
(see the pictures)
We have had some problems with our computer. That is why
we are a little behind with the news but here it is.
news! Ten puppies out of Fiorucci en Tito Pedrini are born
in Denmark. Mother and children are doing great!
har fået et kuld hvalpe fra den dejlige kombination Fiorucci
di Ala D’Oro og Tito Pedrini di Ala D’Oro!
puppy's will be 12 weeks old next Tuesday . We will visit
all puppies that stayed in Holland these coming weeks to
see how they are doing. We started with the visit to Giacomo
last Thursday, his owners are happy with the little boy
and Giacomo behaved like he was very happy with his owners!
At the puppy page you will be able to see the latest pictures
from boys and girls!
from our trip to Scotland, I promised you a report about
the trip but at this moment I cannot find the time to finish
this report. So, you have to wait a little for it will be
on Internet. We are so lucky because we already making new
plans for our next trip to Scotland. And even before we
go to Scotland this summer, we will have two weeks in Italy
to enjoy the lovely spring with our friends at the Italian
The storm from last Friday has caused a little damage to
our house and garden. Many threes has fall down in our small
village and even one in our garden had to removed before
collapse. The fire department came to help us. Thanks boy's!
Happy New Year! On picture: Jaap with Ago - who is just
back from Denmark.