31-12-2009We wish all Bracco
Italiano Ala D'Oro Fan's and Friend's a healthy , successful
and happy 2010!
19-12-2009Last week we took
our "Mot", Miuccia Prada di Ala D'Oro to the vet to make
an ultrasound of her uterus. There were puppies to see,
so she is pregnant! Now we just have to be very patience
and wait until mid January, because then the puppies will
be born. It is quite exciting because we want a puppy so
badly ourselves from this combination. All people on the
waiting list for this combination already had an email with
the good news and we have received some nice comments back
already. We currently enjoy the wonderful winter weather
here in Holland. At the photo you see our Laura Biagiotti
who can not resist to taste of snow time after time.
There are new pictures on our BLOG
14-12-2009The report of our trip to the Italian Raduno is
placed on the webpage.
08-12-2009Back from Italy!
We have visit Montodine(CR). Because it was the 60th anniversary
of the SABI, the Bracco Italiano Club organized a Raduno
with a show and field trail at Saturday 5 December and again
a field trail at 6 December. First day Miuccia Prada and
Laura Biagiotti did Excellent in show, they got a second
and third place. In the field trail (5 December) Miuccia
Prada showed that she is not only a beautiful dog, she is
also a perfect hunting dog, she took the 4 place with a
Very Good! The second day (6 December) Laura Biagiotti di
Ala D'Oro got the first run in this trail and scored a 3
place with Very Good! Miuccia Prada di Ala D'Oro took second
place with Excellent qualification! Ten years ago at the
50th anniversary of the SABI our dogs did also excellent,
Nebbia-Gucci di Ala D'Oro became Best RM Female 1999. This
year we think we have overdone this success and we have
to say we are so proud! Soon a report with more pictures.
30-11-2009Yesterday was the moment to visit the Amsterdam
Winner show, the biggest and most important dog show of
the year in Holland. Well we will not easy forget this nice
day. Laura Biagiotti di Ala D'Oro became Amsterdam Winster.
But Stephanie, Arjan and Jaap's Mariotto di Ala D'Oro became
Amsterdam Winner and Best of Breed! Miuccia Prada di Ala
D'Oro was placed as reserve CAC-CACIB's. But there is more.
Mariotto and Laura obtained the winner titles and so they
are both qualified to enter the Crufts in Birmingham. Together
with Miuccia Prada who was already qualified to enter I
think we can arrange now some nice combination trip to Great
Britain. Maybe we can plan to hunt a little, show a little
AND bring visits to good friends. Stephanie is getting better
and better in handling di Ala D'Oro Bracchi at the shows
and during the hunting day's. Well done Steef!
22-11-2009This past week we
came back from Italy. It was super to spend some nice days
of course with a brief visit to Reno, the experienced dog
trainer. And as we promised, we have arrange one and another
for the American Bracco Italiano Club. This unexpected brief
visit from us to Italy worked out well for us. We were fortunate
that the breeding with "Mot" went well. A week before Christmas
we know for sure if she is pregnant. So we need to have
some patience and this time we will not be nervous about
it. Yesterday it was very sunny weather. Our sweet Italian
dogs love it in the sun and that often provides beautiful
photos. For example this lovely picture from our old lady
09-11-2009Winter period in
Holland is almost there, it is starting to get cold. We
are looking forward to this winter. It is so lovely to have
ice on our canals. Champion Mariotto di Ala D'Oro is getting
better and better in the field. This photo was taken last
week by Stephanie.
Miuccia Prada "Mot" the mother of Mariotto is
in season. This means that when all goes well we have puppies
in the second week of January. So we cross our fingers and
hope the breeding will work out. As soon we have news we
will put it on our webpage. Of course people on our waitinglist
will recieve an e-mail. Follow also our BLOG
too, almost every day news.
02-11-2009We are again obtained
from our visit to America. It was so amazing that we have
decided to go back to Nevada. Ralph and Barrie were great
hosts and we promiss to look for some perfect Bracchi that
can go to the USA. Lets hope it will be in the near future
that we go back. Meanwhile, I have worked hard to get the
report about the gathering done. Jaap has been busy training.
Both Laura and "Mot" doing fine. The training class for
torque are also excellent. We are very lucky that we have
acces to nice places to train. Hope it will give the desired
result. There is one small detail that makes us a bit nervous,
we like puppies of "Mot" but we hope that she will have
her season after the field trials.
21-10-2009We are back from
our trip to Nevada USA. We have been visiting Ralph and
Barrie, the owners of the Bracco Italiano Kennel Minnitte's.
Their kennel started with a ten weeks old puppy Marcellina
di Ala D'Oro "Sadie" from our kennel, who is at this moment
eight years and four month old. We are so happy that we
finally got to visit them! We knew this visit would be something
special because Ralph and Barrie organised this years Bracco
Italiano Seminar. In this holiday we had the pleasure to
meet up with a lot of Bracco Italiano owners with the same
interest, hunt with the Bracco. Ralph and Barrie, new and
old bracco friends and other family members of Ralph and
Barrie have made this trip unforgettable. SOON you can find
some pictures and report at our "extra page".
26-09-2009This weekend we have
met four lovely children of Tito Pedrini di Ala D'Oro and
their owners at the dogshow in Maastricht. For some owners,
this was the first time at a dogshow, therefore the voltage
before the judgment was high. After the judge awarded all
four of them with the best result "Veel Belovend " they
could relax again. Of course we also enter with our own
dogs. Miuccia Prada and Marriotto di Ala D'Oro where present.
In the ring of honour during the election of best in Couple
class the judge placed "Mot" and "Mauro" at number 1. Just
as in Rotterdam! After the show we took a short walk in
Kerkrade and then up to the house of Anke and Dieter for
dinner. It was a very nice day, you can read more about
it at our BLOG
13-09-2009Field trails season
in Denmark just started and again Kim and Bambaia di Ala
D'Oro made history! Bambaia obtain not only qualification
"Excellent" in open class, she was declared winster
of the day, so 1st Excellent in open class! Never before
a Bracco Italiano achieved this in Denmark! Kim and Anna
we could not be more proud of you! Congratulations. Keep
up the good work for the Bracco Italiano in Denmark. Read
more about these successful Ala D'Oro working dogs in our
30-08-2009We congratulate Arjan
and Stepanie so much with their first Dutch Champion, Marioto
di Ala D'Oro! Again a great achievement from this male.
He is a great hunting and show dog. Now for the statistics;
"Mauro" is the 25st Ala D'Oro who may call him/her
self "National Champion". Today Mariotto "Mauro"
obtain his last point and took home the title " Dutch
Champion". At the International show in Rotterdam he
was showed professional by his lovely co-owner Stephanie.
The Argentinean judge was very impressed by our young man.
He gave "Mauro" the CAC and CACIB and make him
Best Male and with this point he is now Dutch Champion.
Read more about today's Ala D'Oro show performance at our
15-08-2009Today Duck hunting
season started in Holland. This means that Duck will be
on the menu coming weeks.
We have received good news from Miuccia Prada's puppies
Elefantino in Portugal and Rubella in Denmark. And Rubella's
owners also send us new pictures.
Just for people who like to keep up to date, we put news
on the BLOG
almost every day. And..... we try to translate the news
into English as much as possible.
10-08-2009At the BLOG
you could have red that we had Armani, a puppy from Miuccia
Prada and Andor at our home last week. This weekend his
sister Mara Anna visit us. Also this weekend a visit from
Danish Bo and Lisbeth. More reason for a diner party and
a special Bracco Italiano training session. Mara Anna goes
out hunting often with her owners, they are family members
of THE Mees Punt a retired field trail judge, we would say
that they are lucky! Next week the season for Duck hunting
start. With a little luck we will receive and make nice
new Bracco hunting pictures. For now we have put some new
pictures on the webpage of Mara Anna and Armani.
17-07-2009The day before yesterday
we took "Mot" to the vet for an ultra sound to
see puppies, pityful she is not pregnant . So our plans
have to change a litle again. We expect "Mot"
next season in december so we do not have to wait that long.
The people on our waitinglist are all informed. Await is
all what we can do now.
06-07-2009I have finally found
some time to sort out and scan the pictures of our previous
litters. So now our Internet page is update. It worked out
well I must say but what a job. Lucky we now live in the
digital World. Look for pages: puppies 1998, 1999, 2000,
2001, 2002 and 2003.
04-07-09Back in the Netherlands.
We have enjoyed our trip to Italy very much. We have made
15-06-2009 We hope we will
have puppies in 2010 from Miuccia Prada di Ala D'Oro.
04-07-09Back in the Netherlands.
We have enjoyed our trip to Italy vey much. 2009 is 60 years
ago that the SABI was formed into a registered club. In
the lovely house of the president of the SABI a seminar
was held. Next day it was time for the Raduno. Arjan, Stephanie
and Mariotto "Mauro" where in Italy because of
their summer holiday. So we made plans, this was a good
moment to introduce Mariotto for the second time to the
owner of Adelchi (Mariotto's father). We have made many
15-06-2009 We hope we will
have puppies in August! Miuccia Prada di Ala D'Oro has been
mated with Bianco dell Mucrone.
But there are/will be born puppies from other interesting
combinations also. Ralph Minnittes in the USA have a litter
with a daughter of Marcellina di Ala D'Oro.
And of course we cannot forget the lovely puppies of Rigmor
and Thomas, they already will be six weeks old this week!
Our summer holiday is nearly done. But we do not have anything
to complain about because in only a few weeks we go to Italy
with friends again. In the south of France we have enjoyed
the hospitality of Arjan and Hanneke at their lovely farm
house in the country. The pictures are at the Internet.
We have received many lovely messages from familiar and
unfamiliar people who saw us in the Italian glossy magazine
"Diana, la Natura la Caccia". Thanks for all the
attention, your frank compliments and congratulations!
04-06-2009Back from Ireland,
we have had a lovely time with excellent company. Coming
weekend we will be busy in Zuidermeer, Anki Skrucha is visiting
and we have to pack for our next Holiday. Last week we received
from Mauro Nerviani the "Diana, la Natura la Caccia"
nr. 2126. In this glossy Italian hunting magazine we see
Jaap, Kim, Bambaia en Miuccia Prada di Ala D'Oro in Poggibonsi
at the Field trails with the Trofeo Scheggi.
17-05-2009Champion "Valborg" Violetta di Ala D'Oro
beautiful puppies are almost two weeks old. One male puppy
is still available for serious people. If you are interested
please contact Kennel da Costa Vista. 06-05-09They have
been waiting a long time for this moment but now their wish
came true. Rigmor and Thomas the owners of kennel da Costa
Vista in Norway have their first Bracco Italiano litter.
Their "Valborg" Violetta di Ala D'Oro gave birth
to seven beautiful puppies. Mother and kids are doing fine!
"Valborg " is baby of our "Mot" Miuccia
Prada. This makes our "Mot" the grandmother of
On photo Enzo and Laura. We had a holiday yesterday. Yes,
we have spent our free time well. We went on family visit
in Ter Aar. Of course at the end of the day we went for
a short walk on the beach in Noordwijk. It was BIG fun.
04-05-2009What a productive
weekend we had and this while we actually had planned a
very lazy weekend with friends abroad.
Well our next weekend will not spend "working" in our garden.
Next weekend is the dog show in Alkmaar. Finally a dog show
organized just around the corner of our house.
We are curious how our dogs are going to be judged this
Our Mariotto is invited over seas to take care of a mating.
We are proud to be a part of this arangement and soon more
information will be on our webpage.
We have planned a litter with Ch. Miuccia Prada di Ala D'Oro.
02-05-2009This weekend we are
very busy working in our garden. Today we have put the young
plants into the full ground. We also created our own dog
friendly gardenhouse, a gardenhouse table height and with
plastic instead of glass. It is super! Look at the BLOG
for some pictures that where taken today.
On photo Miuccia Prada "Motje" with the bike trailer.
When our Danish friends are here to visit we can use the
trailer for the children. So we can go around on our bikes
Missoni di Ala D'Oro was in Dortmund at the show.
26-04-2009Wednesday we had
a "small" family dog party at home, our sweet
Bice became 14 years old. This old lady who just went to
the dentist to remove two molars is going strong. We love
her very much and know that we are very lucky to still have
This weekend we had a great time, we where invited by Stephanie
for the great flowershow in their village. This time of
year all kind of the flowers from bulbs are everywhere in
our neighbourhood. We had great weather and of course many
pictures where taken at the show, take a look at the Extra
19-04-2009Damage Combat with
the Bracco Italiano. Hunting season In Holland is closed
at this moment for most of the game. This is the time to
be active with damage control at the fields. It is important
to protect the natural birdgame in our hunting fields. The
fox is one of the animals that has to be controlled, he
has no natural enemy's. Also In the North part of Holland
"Reinaert the fox " is well represented. Time
for the men and the dogs to start working. In the polders
we saw a lot of duck and pheasant. The huntmaster was pleased
with the work of our two Bracco's Miuccia Prada and Laura.
Unfortunately, "Reinaert" outsmart us this time.
17-04-2009Missoni di Ala D'Oro
owner "Klara" is working hard to get the "KK2"
diploma. Klara's class mates and KCArnhem are happy with
the help of Missoni. She is used as TOP model every week.
15-04-2009This Easter weekend
we enjoyed the beautiful weather. Of course, we have spent
our free days useful and went on tour with our dogs. For
the first time after her accident, Laura got the change
to get into the field looking for birds. It turns out that
her feet recover better than we thought. Her search was
beautifully and rewarded with pheasant and partridge. Monday
In Leeuwarden, we could see Stephanie and Mariotto in action
in the showring. It resulted in excellent qualifications.
Well done Steef!
We have received pictures of Armani di Ala D'Oro, visit
06-04-2009 News at our BLOG>>>
Norwegian Violetta di Ala D'Oro, "Valborg is pregnant!
If you are interested in a puppy from Norway, please feel
free to contact the kennel owners of kennel da Costa Vista,
Rigmor and Thomas.
30-03-2009It is very exciting this week in Norway, Violetta
di Ala D'Oro wil get a ultra sound to see if she is really
pregnant. Rigmor think she is. We keep our fingers crossed.
Ala D'Oro have planed a litter in 2010 with Miuccia Prada,
28-03-2009Kim, Bambaia Jaap
and Miuccia Prada are on track together. The plan was to
take Laura also. But because of the big injury at her wrist
it is impossible for Laura to enter field trails at this
I enjoy my self with the"oldies"and Laura. This
morning we went to the beach,of course with Laura on leash.
I want to thank Anna for the lovely presents out of her
shop. Thanks Anna!
On picture; Bice shows some of the present, the lovely collar,
the bell and the hunting coat.
21-03-2009The plan was to walk
with a group at the beach close to our house, today there
was such a traffic jam that our young friends Claudius and
Winston did not make it on time. My old ladies soon had
enough of waiting for our two young friends, so after a
while we decided to start without them. Well next time better.
We could have know that something like this would happen
since it was TO NICE weather, everybody goes outside with
this weather... not only dog people.
18-03-2009Last weekend Mariotto
entered the show in Leiden. The show judge gave him a 1
Excellent. Saturday , the day before the show he was of
course out hunting. Mariotto's co-owners Stephanie is just
like me, a fanatic photographer. I must say that I think
she has talent and.... Mariotto the looks!
14-03-2009Most of Anke and
Dieters puppies have left their house. Puppies from this
litter have found homes all over the world. Normally it
is very easy to fly with puppies. Of course rules must be
obedience and the puppy must have a official pet passport
Alfred's Canadian owner had although the papers where in
order, a hard time to get him in the KLM airplane. Lucky
they changed their minds and so Canadian Marie could take
her Alfred to Québec. Alfred will for sure live a happy
life in Canada!
07-03-2009Today Mariotto di
Ala D'Oro, "Mauro" went out hunting again, he
is so lucky that he can hunt every week now. This morning
only some pigeons where shot, normally at this time of the
year there is a lot of Geese also but .... not today. His
retrieving skills are better and better, the working tests
will start soon. Both Mauro and Steef getting more experienced
day by day. Looking forward to his results this year!
01-03-2009We had a lovely time
during our short "holiday" in Sweden and Norway.
A great trip and in good company. Also at this journey we
visit our "bracco" friends. The nature in we have
seen is wonderful, especially with this winter weather.
All around the house the wolves and elk. Only the last ones
could be captured at our film. The other animals only left
their tracks in the snow. We want to thank Fred, Truke and
Thijmen for their hospitality and kindness. Looking forward
to the next visit!
09-02-2009Our Champion boy
Tito Pedrini di Ala D'Oro became father at 8 January 2009,
nine lovely puppies where born at the kennel of Dieter and
02-02-2009In Holland the hunting season for wild duck is
closed, Saturday was the last change to shoot some as we
did. "Mot" and Laura accompanied us, they are
not only great pointers, they retrieve as well. In February
we are aloud to shoot female roe deer. And, not so long
anymore until we will have a short holiday in lovely Sweden.
31-01-2009At the 29th of January
we have celebrate Nebbia Gucci's "puppies" 8th
birthday. Congratulations to all!
26-01-2009We are very proud
to let you know that Violetta di Ala D'Oro, "Valborg"
from Rigmor en Thomas has obtain the title Norwegian Champion!
26-01-2009The field trails
2009. This year we have planed some field trails where we
will participate. Both Miuccia Prada "Mot" and
Laura Biagiotti di Ala D'Oro will come with us on these
trips. Last year Laura showed us that she easy obtain the
championship points, also in Italy. "Mot" can
do the same this year, we are sure about that. Last year
"Mot" could not come with us because she gave
birth to nine lovely puppies. News at our BLOG
20-01-2009This weekend we have
visit Vaals at the south of Holland Limburg. Elisa and her
puppies live there and our Tito Pedrini di Ala D'Oro is
the father of these puppies. First week of January they
where born. So almost 10 day's old now, it is about time
we went up there and take a look. The puppies look really
lovely, they are fat and healthy. They have beautiful heads
with perfect angualtions and excellent boddies. Elisa is
a very happy sweet mother, she is spoiled terrible by family
Reefs. It was a great day, too short but we will go back
soon. Anke thank you so much for the nice day and we see
11-01-2009Winter in Holland.
It is freezing hard so finally after many years (11) without
the right ice, it is possible to ice-skate at all our beautiful
ringcanals. Well today we looked for fun on the ice, together
with Laura Biagiotti and Miuccia Prada. New
pictures, look at update photo
10-10-2009Our Champion boy
Tito Pedrini di Ala D'Oro became a father again yesterday,
nine lovely puppies are born at the kennel of Dieter and
Anke. They have a webpage and blog. These puppies are looking
for lovely homes. For more information please visit their
09-01-2009This weekend the
pictures I recieved in the christmas holiday will be on
our webpage. It has taken a while and i must say sorry for
that but now I hope I can find some time! We start with
the picture from Portugal!
19-12- 2009 Laura Biagiottidi
di Ala D'Oro loves the
05&06-12- 2009 Laura Biagiottidi
"3 Molto Bene" and Miuccia Pradadi Ala D'Oro Molto
spettacolare 2 Eccellente during het 60th anniversary SABI!
Ala D'Oro ,Winner 2009, Winster 2009, BOB Mariotto di Ala
D'Oro Excellent show and huntingdog
old sweet but still lovely lady Bice.
di Ala D'Oro. A beautyful huntingdog
Prada di Ala D'Oro and Jaap in the field
special thanks Ralph
& Barrie from "Minnitte kennel" USA. It
was great! Photo.: "Sadie" Marcellina di Ala D'Oro
1 again in couple class
with Miuccia Prada and Mariotto di Ala D'Oro
"Bambi" di Ala D'Oro
Numero Uno with 1Excellent in Field Trail, openclass
Mariotto di Ala D'Oro DUTCH CHAMPION!!!
Pebles with goose instead of a duck, also tastfull.
Ala D'Oro 3 X Excellent
di Ala D'Oro
Ala D'Oro in France
Ala D'Oro in Ireland
photo; Maranzano di Ala D'Oro (do not try this at home!
di Ala D'Oro, practise and training season has started again!
Mariotto di Ala D'Oro,
full brother of "Valborg" in Norway who has her
first litter with 7lovely puppies!
Enzo and Laura, BIG fun.
Miuccia Prada di Ala D'Oro and the bike trailer.
Miuccia Prada di Ala D'Oro
Dutch Fox Hunting
Dolce Amore di
Ala D'Oro (14 maanden oud)
show the presents from Anna
Prima Donna di Ala D'Oro
Mariotto di Ala D'Oro 1 Excellent in Leiden
Mariotto di Ala D'Oro
Back from Sweden it was perfect white!
from Tito and Elisa
11-01-2009 Miuccia Prada on
Rosso di Ala D'Oro in Portugal