Bella E Bravo History
We proudly hunt, show and breed the Di Morghengo line of Spinone Italiano (Guido’s dogs).
Our kennel name translates from Italian to “Beauty and Natural Ability.” Our goal is to be a Spinone Italiano breeder providing proven hunting Spinone with correct confirmation.
We will always be grateful to Guido and Margaret for the wonderful pedigrees behind our Italian Spinone foundation stock.
We fell in love with the breed in 2001 when we saw 4 young Spinoni Italiano puppies at our local hunt club. In our quest for a puppy, we found long time Spinoni Italiano breeder Guido Malandruccolo and Margaret Coe. We became great friends and they mentored us with their distinguished di Morghengo line. We purchased our first Spinone Italiano, Sophie, from Guido in 2003. We would soon find out she was the reason we fell so much in love with this breed. Not only was Sophie an exceptional hunter, achieving a NAVHDA Prize 1 Utility title, she was a family member. Sophie was the quintessential Spinone Italiano. Her temperament was dripping with sweetness, always wanting to be a part of the party, whether going in the truck, swimming in our pond, having her favorite chair, or her place in our bed. Over the next two years we were fortunate enough to acquire our foundation bitches from Guido. Lucy and Maggie who started us on our Bella e Bravo journey.
About The Spinone Italiano
The SCOA website has great information about the Spinone Italiano. Links to their website and articles here: