The “Tesori Etruschi “ Rottweiler dog farm is situated in the locality of Pratolino, near Vaglia, at an altitude of about 400 metres above sea level, adjacent to the centuries-old park of Villa Demidoff overlooking Fiesole and Florence.
Love of this splendid breed has led me to create all of the facilities required to practice what has become my profession, with maximum attention to some basic priorities. Such as the wellbeing of the animals, hygiene and respect for environmental provisions requiring the new facilities to be inserted according to aesthetic principles in harmony with the surrounding landscape, of which the farm is a part. And has been since 1400.
The breeding farm is constantly growing and evolving, and we have already programmed projects that will introduce improvements designed to keep us always in the forefront in the world of dog raising and training.
Our first dogs were Benito and Mara, known as Rachele. The first litter, superior beyond all expectations, produced:
Two new subjects then made their appearance , Hasquia and Loko by Antico Guerriero. Both of them became Italian Beauty Champions and Champion Parents, both have ZTP and SCH approval, sired by the German Super Champion Doc Von Der Teufelsbrucke.
Still later, some of the best German bloodlines were introduced, through repeatedly mating with the finest subjects in Germany. Including Ivan Genesis II, an excellent Sire imported from Russia, of the Jeneck’s blood line ( American ) that has made an outstanding contribution to the breed farm, producing particularly fine subjects, among them Ivan Dei Tesori Etruschi, who in addition to being Italian Beauty Champion has in his curriculum Best Italian ZTP , Best German BH , Best German ZTP, and has recently been the star of a great Korung in Germany, which constitutes a historic result for our breed : FIRST DOG OF ITALIAN AFFIX ( Dei Tesori Etruschi) to overcome this trial. Moreover, he is a dog born, raised and TRAINED in Italy, which makes his performance even more significant. This has aroused the interest of the best German professionals, who have frequently tended to undervalue the level of subjects not born in Germany (which was usually correct) …. And as if this were not enough, Ivan has also appeared as an actor in the film “ Natale in Crociera “ (Christmas cruise). Along with Dolceegabbana Dei Tesori Etruschi in the roles of “Titti and Silvestro” and in the TV fiction “ This is my Land”, and is the sire of Sidney Dei Tesori Etruschi, who is Champion Italian , International, Monaco ,Italian Social 2010 and 2011 TOP DOG RCI 2010.
Another two of our Champions are highly appreciated abroad, especially in Germany. They are Ciano dei Tesori Etruschi and Malindy Dei Tesori Etruschi . In 2010 both of them brilliantly passed the German ZTP; Malindy got even better ZTP results at Brackenheim.
The first goal we set ourselves was that of creating facilities that would let us manage our dogs in the best possible way. We are very proud of our dogs, and especially of the older ones, who remain in splendid form.
Our other priority was that of fully complying with the various legal provisions. For this reason we decided to set up a professional breeding farm, although retaining the mentality of an amateur, comparing the breeder’s activity with agriculture and inserting our Project in a plan for agricultural environmental improvement ( PMAA) . Once this had been approved and the necessary permits obtained, I started building the facilities, which now consist of 23 stalls distributed over 4 platforms, each annexed to a spacious enclosure where our dogs can roam free, outdoors, for many hours in the day. The stalls, insulated against heat and cold, have a night zone with thermal couches and a day zone that is roofed and separated from the other doghouses. All of the stalls are designed to ensure maximum comfort, both hygienic and thermal. They harmonize with the surrounding environment thanks to the planting of numerous shrubs and trees around them, providing cool shade in summertime and protection against the wind in winter.
Another building in this complex has rooms where the puppies are born and weaned, a storehouse for food, medical supplies and hospitalization, as well as a room where the dogs’ food is prepared. In addition, there is a training field, used to teach the first steps to the puppies and young dogs and to prepare the more adult subjects for the ZTP and IPO. We make use of the collaboration of a professional such as Ario De Benedictis, a highly-esteemed trainer on the international level, and in recent years we have created a work team that is instructing enthusiastic dog-lovers who are attracting great attention as handlers.
In 2009 the Gruppo Allevamento Dei Tesori Etruschi was founded on Facebook. It already numbers several hundred people. We are also present on “www.workingdog.eu“ , a site visited by all the professionals in the breeding and training world.
On this portal you can see the pedigrees , photographs and technical data on all of the dogs in the “Dei Tesori Etruschi “ dog farm. Through these means we provide information on both the dog farm and the breed, with continuous updating on events, curiosities and news in general , involving the users so that we can all share in this ardent interest.
Tesori Etruschi is an image that represents certain values, above all the love of animals, dogs in particular; in fact, we have repeatedly taken action to help and sustain, in situations of emergency, dogs or kennels fallen victim to such negative situations as natural disasters, and we have sponsored events organized for humanitarian purposes. Love of dogs is the motto of the Tesori Etruschi dog farm, participating in the world of dog shows with ardent enthusiasm, sportsmanship, and as a meeting place for dog lovers, helping other competitors when necessary and serving as support to everyone who has a dog in our farm; not necessarily showing only dogs that will win, but also some subjects of imperfect conformation that come to EXPO and have a lot of fun, even if their owners may be participating in a different spirit uur target is a good compromise between selection, which in purebred dogs must be as rigid as possible, and the wellbeing of the animal, with maximum care and attentions even for subjects not functional to the dog farm, due to either old age or technical defects that make them unfit for reproduction. They too have a heart, a soul and feelings, and they deserve the same attention as the more highly pedigreed, more perfect subjects.
With the experience acquired over the years and our present logistics, we are fully able to provide essential support to anyone who buys our puppies, following the puppy’s development as it grows, its structure, feeding and character, and serving as reference point for its training, either with the owner or while boarding with us.
Our puppies are consigned to their owners, not before the 70th day of age, with microchips, registration in the canine registers, a veterinary’s certificate of good health, and at least the first vaccination. Puppies over 6 months old can be consigned with X-ray screening for dysplasia.
At our facilities, each mating is planned with the goal of obtaining the best possible results, utilizing the best studs in Italy and abroad. In the last 3 years, in fact, we have used outstanding studs in Germany for our brood bitches no less than 12 times.
Our objective and indispensable condition for placing a puppy is having a guarantee that it will be loved with dedication and enthusiasm. For us, this is much more important than the price, and we consider it our TRUE MISSION.