We live with our children and our dogs in Sopron, Western Hungary, near the Austrian border. We currently have two braccos, Luce and LeBon.
Luce has been with us since the beginning of 2019, and she originates from Italy, from actively hunting parents; her father is Polcevera’s Cles and her mother is Quenn di Val Ravanaga. In Luce, we received a very devoted bracco italiano, blessed with very powerful hunting instincts. She adores us and our children, and we are no less grateful to have acquainted this breed and experienced its nature of a faithful hunting companion through her.
One year after Luce’s arrival, we thought we’d like to get to know the other sex of the breed as well :), which brough lots of new experiences and pleasant surprises, when LeBon Compatriota di Bonfini arrived in November 2020. He grew up to be a very obedient, easy to guide and teach,, controllable and lovable dog, who brings us lots of happy moments together with Luce.
Playing, walking and training our dogs has become the family’s favourite pastime. In the spring of 2021, Luce passed her ability test (1st prize) and the breeding test. We actively hunt with both of our braccos; it is amazing to see how, upon arriving to the hunting area, our cuddly pets are overtaken by their hunting instincts and, given an appropriately consistent guiding, this prompts them to work with the right amount of independence. We are currently familiarising ourselves with Hoopers, in which we discovered a golden opportunity for our dogs’ mental and physical exercise.
In breeding, our objective is to breed braccos of appearance matching the standards of the breed, that are healthy and able to perform well, to further popularise this wonderfully friendly, loving animal, both as a family dog and as a hunting dog.
We are happy to see our puppies turn to active hunting dogs, but the bracco’s character also makes it a perfect family dog, and if the appropriate lifestyle, exercise, perhaps a dedicated dog sport is ensured, it will be the same happy family member as its active hunting peers.
It is important for us to be provided information on the subsequent development of the puppies that leave us, to trace their lives, and to keep in touch with their new owners, so they’d not hesitate to turn to us for information and assistance either.