I was born in Forno di Zoldo, a little village in the Dolomites, a fine area known in the world for its mountains. In my life I have always had the dogs as my companion: when I was a child and I joined my father in the hunting and later when I became a hunt, before with a hound, later with a pointing dog. I have breed at first the German shorthaired pointer. It was 70s! My great love for the German breeds did know to me also the German longhaired pointer and I started to breed them; some of them become important in the show competitions and in the hunt. I was the first Italian breeder who imported the German longhaired pointer into Italy and I had the first Champion in Italy of this breed. I have many interests also for the German wirehaired pointer, but only as a lover and not as a breeder. I have always studied the pure dogs and I began to judge in the 1979. Now I am All Rounder since 2004. I was a delegate of the Italian Kennel Club in the C.I.D., (German Wirehaired Pointer dog) and was also a member of the pure breed book of the Italian Kennel Club. I was in the Italian Kennel Club Committee and in the Italian Judge Committee. Now I am in the FCI Judges Committee. I like writing articles regarding the dogs, I have written on the most popular Italian dogs’ magazine, and I have also written 12 books and I have made a video about the dogs training. I like the hunt and walking on the mountains and photographing the nature. With my wife Manuela I have been a good dachshund breeder, with a good success, with many show champions. I have already judged in all Europe countries, England, in Argentina, in Russia, in Mexico, in Venezuela, Peru, Colombia, Usa, Australia, New Zeeland, Philippine, Tasmania, Thailand and South Africa, Japan, China. I have judged in the European Dog Show in Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, Holland, Romania, Switzerland and Czech Republic in 2014 and in Norway in 2015, in Ukraine 2017, Poland 2018, Austria 2019, Slovenia 2021 and Hungary 2021 and France 2022. I have judged in the WDS in Sweden 2008, Slovakia , Denmark, Austria, Budapest, Helsinki in 2014, Milan 2015 and Moscow 2016, in Leipzig 2017 Holland 2018, in China 2019, in Czech Republic in 2021 and Spain in 2022. I will judge at the EDS 2023, Denmark, and WDS 2023 Switzerland.
I have judged at Cruft and Eukanuba Challenge in USA in 2010.
German Shorthaired Pointer: since 1970 until 1988; many Excellent in the dog Show and a few results in a field trial; I was in many German and Austrian Competition;
German Longhaired Pointer : since 1976 until 1990; many Excellent in the dog Show and a few results in a field trial; one Italian Champion and one International Champion
Dachshund: since 1987; many Excellent in the dog Show ; some Italian Champion; International Champion, one Europe Champion; for two time, Vienna and Berna, Second Place with Reserve Cacib in a World Champion, two Club Champion, Reserve Cacib Vienna 2005 European Dog Show
In my house now Rhodesian Ridgeback and English setter.