The dream of my life
by Giuliano Gheno
Today with the great successes of my breeding, I remember the year 1972 when a casual meeting and...
a big fear helped me to realize my dream.
But here is what' s happened. Since when I was a boy I cultivated the passion to have a big dog , perhaps giant,
like the dog you meet in a dream...
all started while I worked as a driver for the Coin stores.
I must do an errand in one of the laboratories scattered in Italy:
precisely in Turin in Course Giulio Cesare.
I arrived a little bit in advance, but despite this, I played the clacson of the truck for warn the storekeepers and get the help to unload the good, but that morning they didn't come immediately.
While I opened the doors of the truck I saw a big animal that drew near. I jumped above the truck seizes with strength to the handle, but I felt grab to a leg and my pants tore. I stayed above the truck without pants, with a great fear, to look at the animal that observed sat under the truck with the shreds of cloth in his mouth. After a little bit of time I recovered and asked to the owners which type of dog was it , them, laughing, answered me it was a Neapolitan Mastiff.
BILL ARRIVES. My dream to have a big dog came true: the owners had a couple of Mastiffs and the female was nursing a puppies of 35/40 days old.
The same evening, to finished job, they gave me a pair of new jeans and a...
pup male. When we arrived at home I did him all the sanitary visits,
he has no documents of genealogical tree, as I enrolled him to the L.I.R. doing the C.T.
The name of my pup was Bill and after a year I carried him a famale. In a few time, the couple did the first puppies and I booked the joining with the champion more in fashion to that time with the purpose to have more and more of the selected dogs and
fix a new genealogy of the breed.
THE BREEDING. On 1978 I got married and with my wife decided to build a real breeding overcoming problems of each kind:
Today, after an along walk of 35 years with the Neapolitan Mastiff, I feel satisfied of all the sacrifices and that continuous still to behavior, for love of the race, for the guardianship and safeguard of the breeding "Del Gheno" .
MY JEWELS. Barone who worked on 1985 in a film by Ermanno Olmi: "Lunga vita alla signora", winning the lion of silver as best protagonist and then Astra, Zeus, Erode, Giulio, Dracula, Duca, Debora, Dalia, Vanessa, Ercole, Sara, Artù, Fiamma, Mister, Ares, Palma, Nora, Circe, all champion dogs . Any of these has been sold to foreign countries where they continue their success maintaining the good name of the breeding Del Gheno.
PIERO SCANZIANI, "father" of the breed, with our dogs...