Our inspiration comes from the dogs we live with. For nearly 35 years we have shared our lives with several breeds of dog including a Lab, Cocker, Dane and a Wolfhound but for most of that time the Italian gundogs, the Spinone and the Bracco, have been our passion and involvement in the gundog world. We have enjoyed many activities with them including obedience, agility and heelwork to music but the most enduring have been the show world and the working gundog. We have owned Bracchi for 16 years and enjoyed considerable success with them under our kennel name Bonario, producing some top winning dogs in both the ring and the field.


Below are some of our Bracco family - Riley, Nuala, Sorcha, Cully, Fi, Milo, Reuben and Bentley!

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Photo by Greg Knight