Hi, I'm Champion Giovanna Giosefina del Colle Degli Ulivi, but you can call me Giovanna 'cause that's much easier! I am a Volpino Italiano. Some people confuse me with Samoyeds, American
Eskimoes or Pomerainians, but though we may have some similar characteristics, I am my own unique breed.
I am the 2011 UKC Volpino Italiano Conformation Champion. I am ENCI registered in Europe and UKC registered here in the United States. I have an excellent pedigree with many world and international champions in my blood lines including the original Genzianella line.
Hi, I'm TNTLC Corleone Francesco Andreas but just call me Corleone. I am UKC registered and also come from champion and Genzianella stock.
I am an extremely smart puppy, having learned to use the doggie door in a day and practically potty trained myself - much to my mom's delight! I love my future mate Giovanna and can be found chasing and jumping and generally being inseperable from her - which she is slowly learning to accept. She is playing hard to get for sure!
Corleone 5 months Giovanna 2 1/2 years
We are rare dogs because our breed was almost lost! Here is a tiny bit of history. There is a more complete history on my Links page. The Volpino Italiano breed goes back thousands of years with documentation through pictures and histories of famous owners like Michangelo, Popes and Queens. We were very popular in Italy before all the wars but then fell out of vogue, our numbers dwindled and our breed almost became extinct! That's a very scary thought for us! It was the concerted efforts of Dr. Enrico Franceschetti, who came to our rescue and established a restoration breeding program. Thanks to him and subesquent breeders in Italy, we came to be. We are now living in America and will be creating a Volpino Italiano family of our own soon. So, that's why you probably haven't seen many of our relatives in the States or Canada yet. But you will!