Field work or trail
Bracco Italiano an
The Bracco Italiano
is a dog who has bred over a period of 1500 years to work together
with his owner. In the past and even still the (good) Italian
breeders select their breeding material on working ability's,
this is what has make the Bracchi a good and stable working dog.
When you take the dog
to the field it will search with a high head, using his nose.
When he got the game in the nose (feather game like pheasant)
he will try to stop this bird to run, because of the high head
the bird will lay down in hide and then the dog will point. The
dog has to wait until the hunter is nearby to give the command
to flush the bird so the hunter can shoot it. The dog has to sit
still and only on the command of the hunter he can retrieve the
bird who has shot. Al this is in the bloodline of most of the
Bracchi, normaly you don't have to learn it to point. You have
to learn to work together.
To keep the Bracco healthy
and strong minded we recommend people to buy only a puppy from a
breeder who thinks it is important to breed working dogs and who
can also used as a pet dogs or show dog, not the other way around.
Our puppies start to get
used by dead nd alive game when hey have the age of four weeks.
This is important when you want to work or enter a field trail later
on. A field trail is organized to imitate the natural hunt in competition.
Al over Europe there are field trails organized by different working
When you are interested to work with your Bracco it is of great
important that you try to unfold the natural talents of your dog
when he is still young. The Bracco
Italiano is a very nice dog with a soft character.
He will learn very quick
and you have to use only your voice to reward or punish him.
Teaching will not be succeed
when you want to learn him things by the hard way. This is something
were you have to think about before you start with a Bracco. It
is of great important to find a balance between reward and punish,
when you have achieve this you have the perfect hunting dog and
family dog. Warning: You can start very early to train the dog,
but don't put no pressure on the dog.
Because we don't have
special field trail training group in Holland, we decided to start
our own trainings sessions for the owners who have a dog from the
kennel di Ala D'Oro.
We come together and pay
attention to normal behaviour-, Field trail- and All round hunting
It is not only good to
learn from each other but because we arrange this ourselves we have
the opportunity to see our dogs on a regular basis.