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Bracchi Italiani - week 48Updated : 24/11/2016

WELL, WHAT a year it has been for the breed, but for 2016 the shows are almost over. I have even more incredible news to report.      Nicola Maddox and Peti aka Multi Sh Ch Polcevera’s Ercole represented the breed for the very first time at the finals of the champion stakes. They were in excellen...

Bracchi Italiani - week 35Updated : 25/08/2016

DUE TO currently being away and not having access to my laptop to write the notes fully I am just putting a short note in this week. There have been more excellent results and I’d like to write them up properly once I am back home.      I have been informed and asked to advise anybody attending t...

Bracchi Italiani - week 34Updated : 18/08/2016

WHEN thinking of how to start these notes there has to be only one possible answer to this question. Two incredible pieces of breed history have been made recently and both being made again by Nicola and Peti (Multi Ch Sh Ch Polcevera’s Ercole), who is owned by Orsolya Nagy-Kovencz. On gundog day at Bournemouth they ac...

Bracchi Italiani - week 31Updated : 29/07/2016

WELL, WHAT an incredible month it has been for our breed with some amazing results being achieved both in and out of the show ring.      At Blackpool the judge was Juha Berg and he selected BOB as Emma Towns and Graham Lay’s It Ch Altea de Arte Venandi at Braccorion and BD to Philippa Cotterell&r...

Bracchi Italiani - week 25Updated : 17/06/2016

AFTER our fourth set of CCs there is yet another UK champion to announce in the breed and this time it is the first male to be awarded this title. It goes to Orsolya Nagy-Kovencz’s Serb/Rom Ch Polcevera’s Ercole, who has been living with and has been piloted to this title by Nicola Maddox. He won the title from o...

Bracchi Italiani - week 20Updated : 13/05/2016

WE HAVE now had our third set of CCs awarded this year and I am pleased to announce that this set saw a new champion in the breed. At the National it was nice to see that they offer three groups; the usual group judging of BOB winners, puppy groups and veteran groups. There are some excellent veterans in our breed and some m...

Bracchi Italiani - week 17Updated : 21/04/2016

SOME EXCELLENT wins for our breed at open show level to report, especially from the puppies: Amanda Bell and Geoff aka Owlspoint Master Of Trouble has had an excellent run of results recently. The wins include BP and PG2 at Sutton Coldfield under Lesley Armstrong-Rogers. He went one better at Birtley under Anthony Allen and ...

Bracchi Italiani - week 14Updated : 31/03/2016

WE HAVE now had our first two championship shows of the year where CCs have been on offer; the first being Crufts and the second being the BIS March show.      At Crufts the judge of the breed was breed specialist John Abraham (Ardenstorm). I think it’s safe to say Lynne Bowley’s Gunsyn ken...

Bracchi Italiani - week 5Updated : 28/01/2016

WELCOME to my first set of notes this year readers. I don’t know about the rest of you, but my New Year’s resolutions have already gone out of the window! However, I am hopeful that I can get to more shows this year and see you all more regularly.      We have had two championship shows and...

Bracchi Italiani - week 44Updated : 22/10/2015

CONTINUING the round-up of results from last week, he are the most recent English shows: The final set of CCs awarded this year were at City of Birmingham where Zena Thorn-Andrews judged the breed. She awarded DCC, BOB and BP to Liz Dunhill’s Anzani di Regione Montagnosa and BCC went to Lynne Bowley’s Gunsyn Aafi...

Bracchi Italiano - week 43Updated : 15/10/2015

APOLOGIES to all readers for the lack of breed notes recently. I have been having trouble with connectivity and other issues so without realising it recent notes written have not been sent. This inevitably means I am going to bombard you with tons of fabulous results! I would apologise for this, but I am always pleased to re...

Bracchi Italiani - week 35Updated : 21/08/2015

LYNNE Bowley of the Gunsyn kennel’s G Aafia has become the first show champion in the breed, taking her CCs at the Bracco Italiano Society inaugural champ show, SKC (May) and finally at National Gundog. I also understand that Lynne has recently had a call from the KC and it has commissioned an artist to paint Eva so th...

Bracchi Italiani - week 31Updated : 24/07/2015

PLENTY of show results to report as it’s been a while since I last wrote these notes. First, as far as I can see I haven’t reported the results of Three Counties despite having written notes since then. I do apologise for overlooking these results. Andrew Brace was the judge for the breed and he selected Fiona Go...

Bracchi Italiani - week 27Updated : 25/06/2015

SOME fantastic new from abroad to report this week! I do apologise if I do miss anything as I have mostly picked this news up from Facebook and so if I have missed anything please do let me know. At the World Show in Milan Emma Towns and Graham Lay’s Altea De arte Venandi at Braccorion took best chestnut female CAC. At...

Bracchi Italiani - week 24Updated : 05/06/2015

PLENTY of championship show news for you this week including a group placing, puppy group placing and two sets of CCs awarded in the breed.      There was a little bit of drama before the judging at National as breed judge Mik Jacques almost didn’t make his appointment. Luckily, he got there in t...

Bracchi Italiani - week 19Updated : 01/05/2015

AT WELKS, Chris Atkinson awarded BD, BOB and BP to Emma Towns and Graham Lay’s Ali Dei Sanchi. Not content with this award Emma and Graham’s Altea De Arte Venandi at Braccorion also took BB – what a set of results.      RBD went to Ric and Claire Turney’s Braccanza Fabrizio and ...

Bracchi Italiani - week 15Updated : 02/04/2015

AT THE inaugural BIS championship show the judge for the day was Moray Armstrong. It was great to see so many there. Moray moved each dog numerous times separately and around the ring together in order to watch the movement carefully. DCC and BIS was Julie Frost’s Braccorions Bernardo of Bushwacker with the RDCC going ...

Bracchi Italiani - week 13Updated : 20/03/2015

APOLOGIES that the notes are short this week. If there are any results at all that you would like including then please do email me.      We are now building up to another set off CCs being awarded in the breed. These will be awarded at the Bracco Italiano Society show where the judg...

Bracchi Italiani - week 12Updated : 13/03/2015

WELL, I DO apologise if I struggle to keep calm while writing this set of breed notes. I am obviously going to start with the news from Crufts as it’s the show we all look forward to all year. Not only was it the biggest show of the year for everyone, but it was a momentous occasion for the breed – our first ever set o...

Bracchi Italiani - week 5Updated : 23/01/2015

THE YEAR has started off with a bang with our breed getting some excellent results.      At Boston the judge for the breed was Barbara Abbishaw and she awarded BOB to Emma Towns and Graham Lay’s Altea de Arte Venandi at Braccorion and BD to Fiona Godsmark’s Gunsyn Areli at Finola. &nb...

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