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We are a small, specialist Bracco kennel located in Greenwich Borough, London, England, right by the River Thames. We live only 5 minutes away from a 77-hectare expanse of 8,000 year-old woodland and fields. Since the Bracco is a breed in absolute need of very regular off-lead running to utilise their inherent hunting skills & boundless energy, this is ideal for them.

 

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WELCOME

To the home of the World's:

Holders of 34 UK Kennel Club Challenge Certificates/Res CCs (officially equiv), a UK Breed Record on the home & International scenes!

First & only UK bred & based Bracco Italiano International Show Champion*

First ever UK Bracco Italiano FCI Champion

First ever UK bred & based Bracco Italiano European Winner Title holder

First ever UK Bracco adult GROUP Winner at National Championship Show level

First ever UK-reg'd Bracchi & Kennel to gain Italian Champion tickets

First ever UK Bracco kennel to compete in National Champ Shows in the breed's homeland, Italy

First ever UK-bred/reg'd/campaigned Bracco to take  FCI Best Of Breeds

First ever UK Bracchi & Kennel to compete at the Italian breed club S.A.B.I  RADUNO

...to mention but a few milestones

Our Bracchi have competed successfully in 9 countries to date. 

Between 2006-11 we took no less than 33 world breed firsts/records for UK Bracchi. But whilst it's important to see how the dogs measure up under breed specialists around the world, our dogs are first and foremost beloved companions and not trophies: the latter sit on shelves not on our laps!

If you are genuinely interested in this breed for itself & wish to know more or perhaps visit our dogs or enquire after a litter, we welcome you. Please take the time to look at the following pages & photos & enjoy your visit to our beautiful, happy and healthy dogs.

 

                                

 A selection of News.....

SEPTEMBER 2011: NETHERLANDS: This was the show we really were looking forward to, the Dutch Bracco Italiano & Spinone Club Championship Match 2011, because it was to be judged by the Italian breed club SABI President & international breed expert Dr Colombo Manfroni. Giada? BEST BITCH OPEN CLASS, graded EXCELLENT, stunning critique: "EXCELLENT SUBSTANCE...WELL ANGULATED...GOOD CROUP...GOOD MOVER...NICE EYES, SUPERIOR PROFILE OVERALL!" To top it off, we won BEST BREEDER (MALE)  with BALTHAZAR who was also graded EXCELLENT, with a similarly outstanding critique: "VERY NICE!...CORRECT HEAD PROFILE....GOOD CONSTRUCTION...VERY GOOD MOVEMENT WITH A LOT OF DRIVE FROM HINDQUARTERS...GOOD COLOUR!"  6 Classes in 3 days, 6 wins for our kennel and breeding at National, International and Breed Specialist levels.

SEPTEMBER 2011: NETHERLANDS: THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP DOG SHOW 2011: BALTHAZAR: BEST INTERMEDIATE DOG! GIADA: BEST BITCH OPEN CLASS! Superb results against top quality competition.

SEPTEMBER 2011: NETHERLANDS: NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW CAC, Leeuwarden BALTHAZAR BEST INTERMEDIATE DOG, GIADA BEST BITCH, RESERVE BEST OF BREED & CAC! Great wins, made even more special by the fact that Giada beat the Best Bitch (Open Class, RCAC) from the World Show 2011. . . . . . . . . .

OCTOBER 2010: UK: DRIFFIELD CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW  A highly successful day under independent breed specialist Mrs E Craske. Cornelius took 1st Open Dog and RESERVE BEST DOG, but Giada went all the way with 1st Open Bitch, BEST BITCH & BEST OF BREED. Thank you everyone for all the many congratulations and for your appreciation of Giada. 

SEPTEMBER 2010: UK: RICHMOND CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW Giada succeeds in taking RESERVE BEST BITCH once again. This is her 3rd in a row in 3 UK shows this year. So far in the UK, including her Puppy and Junior successes, she has competed only 7 times & taken 6 RESERVE BEST BITCH & 1 BEST BITCH (at 15 months)! What an achievement, & although fantastic, does not yet match her earlier runaway successes on the Italian or other European stages. This time the judge Frank Whyte was very clear that he preferred her but due to her current false pregnancy, her "low undercarriage" prevented her taking top female.

JULY 2010: UK: PAIGNTON 60th Anniversary CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW Giada once again does very well for herself and takes another RESERVE BEST BITCH in her second outing as an adult at top UK shows!

JUNE 2010: UK: WINDSOR CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW Coming out in the UK competing for the first time here as an adult, Giada takes RESERVE BEST BITCH!

*2009: FCI Headquarters, Belgium Our Corney, under recent World Canine Organisation rule amendments, now qualifies for the FCI INTERNATIONAL SHOW CHAMPION title, making him the world's FIRST ever- and only - UK based & bred Bracco to qualify for it. He made his first International wins towards this new title back in 2006. Final confirmation is now awaited from the FCI in Brussels.

OCTOBER 2009: UK The world's first UK FCI Bracco Italiano Champion, our beloved Giada, is pregnant: puppies due end November

SEPTEMBER 2009: ITALY Giada and ITALIAN CHAMPION Bianco were mated in Italy. Further background details regarding our choice of sire can be found here!

JULY 2009: FRANCE shows: again more world breed records, this time in France: Giada becomes the world's FIRST ever UK reg'd Bracco to win adult GROUP 1st place at National Champ level & both dogs together take 2 BOBs, 2 BEST DOG, 2 BEST BITCH, 4 EXCELLENT grades & 1st ever UK-reg'd Bracco French Champion tickets (4) as well as TWO International Champion CACIBS under Italian breed specialist G Alessandra

JULY 2009:ITALY  2 Italian National Champ Shows:  World Breed history made again! Cornelius becomes world's first ever UK reg'd Bracco to win an ITALIAN CHAMPION ticket (Italian CAC)2 EXCELLENT Grades from the Italian KC and FCI, 2BEST DOG, 2Res BEST OF BREED! Giada RESERVE ITALIAN CHAMPION TICKET4 EXCELLENT Grades, 2 RESERVE BEST BITCH! All under Italian breed specialists

JUNE 2009: ITALY  We are the world's FIRST UK Bracco kennel to compete in the breed's homeland as we enter the 60th Anniversary RADUNO (breed match) of the Italian Bracco breed club S.A.B.I : Cornelius officially Graded EXCELLENT & Giada VERY GOOD & 3rd Intermediate Bitch by SABI ex-President! We were also privileged to attend the dinner celebrations at the amazing 1000-yr old castle home of its President

JUNE 2009: IRELAND  In the European Championship Dog Show breed classes, Giada is BEST BITCH (in Intermediate class, 15mths-2 yrs old) & Corney BEST DOG (in Open class, males over 15mths).