In the countryside of Pisa, after
few minutes by car from Pontedera, in an old restored colony,
you will find a breeding attended by a cynophilist full of love:
At "Viola delle Lame"
breeding has been given the notice only since 1990, but the
owner had been dealing with the Bolognese dogs already for 10
The air that you can breathe in
this green part of Tuscany is that of grass, flowers and well-kept
greenhouses, interspersed by the scent of freshly-given shampoos.
The noise of hair-dryers and a large
number of combs, brushes, small bottles and curlers (or better,
"blocks", speaking about dogs), bring us above all
in a frivolous atmosphere of a beauty parlour, at least just
for the many photos of champion-dogs, the certificates and the
recognition of the dog world hung on the walls.
"This is Claudia Shiffer of
our breeding - explains Florio Romano Fedi, the invaluable factotum
of Viola delle Lame, presenting the wonderful Lisandra - she
is the 1996 world champion-dog, a fully deserved first prize,
gained in July in Vienna.The care of the coat is fundamental
to achieve successful outcomes during the exhibitions.
This demands a great deal of work
and an endless passion, throughout the year".My aim is
to maintain the peculiar features of the breed, form beautiful
dogs in observance of the standard and above all, rear them
well and in a healthy and cleaned environment.To achieve this
aim, in my breeding, are born not more than 20-30 examples per
year, despite the demands are increasing every year and they
comes even from abroad (America, Japan, Hungary, Holland).