The dogs have always been much more than just a hobby, but more a way of life that has been passed down from father to son for generations. The hunting for us and also for the territory where we live, the generations as Valdibisenzio, was also a form of sustenance, during the war years; our dogs have always been an integral part of the family. From hunting with my father, in 1995, came to what became my passion, the search of truffles. In October 1995, my father took me towards a new adventure named Briciola. I choose her among eight puppies, all white, even now after many years I shudder to remember that she shone in a different light than the others.
(From left to right: the great-grandfather Agostino Langianni, uncle Fabrizio Langianni, grandfather Lando Langianni and my father Fabio Langianni)
A few years later my father decided to make the recognition of Briciola for giving her a pedigree and approach to exhibitions and competitions of C.I.L..
In ‘ 99 by the coupling of Briciola and Uguccione delle Farnie, in February 2000, Layka was the only surviving of 9 siblings.
(in the photos on the side there are Andrea and Briciola)
The photo is dated 1997 and portrays our friend Mario Morara, me at the age of 8 years old, my father, a gentleman that we were not able to trace the name, Professor Giovanni Morsiani, Oliviero Zini and Pierina Piancastelli during a test of the truffle search C.I.L.
In October 2008 an accident took my father, I gave up with Lagotti and with truffles; I’m not saying that the world stopped, but I began to see life in a different perspective, in 2009 after a severe illness Briciola, my first Lagotto died, they were dark and difficult years, but as they say “it can’t rain forever”.
In 2010 I took the card for the harvest truffles , so I began with the enthusiasm of a young guy willing to go the distance.
So in 2011 a September afternoon , I left direction Peccioli ( Pi ) on a new adventure named Ettore ( Bauto ) . He is and will always be in my eyes my puppy . Pulled up to truffles and pampering , the growth became more beautiful every day by giving me a lot of satisfaction in the Italian and foreign dog shows in the truffles tials and like reproductor.
After Bauto there have been many other successes both in Italy and abroad. My presence in the world of Lagotto has become increasingly assiduous and my experience has gradually grown, so much so that I had the honor and pleasure of being invited to judge a Lagotto meeting organized by the English club in June 2017 and I have judged another one in February 2018 in America. I also had the great satisfaction of being elected as a councilor of the Italian Club Lagotto (C.I.L.) where I hope to continue to give over time my modest contribution to the development and protection of this wonderful Italian breed.