I was born into a family full of passionate hunters in 1968 and therefore watching the enthusiasm that surrounded hunting by the age of 12 the sport had charmed me so much that I regularly went on hunting trips with my father and uncles. Although my first experience to hunting was mostly chasing rabbits I was attracted to bird hunting. Therefore, in 1983 at the age of 15 I bought my first hunting dog which was a empanel Briton and started my journey in learning more about dogs and hunting. In 1986, I received my first hunting permit and started my research for the great hunting dog. Two years later I had my first contact with the
Pointers, since then a strong bond and a lifetime relationship developed. While studying at
In 1996, I started my first breeding efforts and with some of these dogs, I had my first taste of dog trails. In 1998, 2 0f my dogs were under the judgment of two great European giants Mr. .Delatorre and J.M.Pillard and I won the National breeding show for pointers. The Judges gave the female dog Bella the Best of show, which she was also a working dog.
The dream to work professionally with cinofilia always haunted me! Slowly but steadily I planned my transfer from the area of the multi national Pharmaceutical companies to the area of Cinofilia. An important supporter in this decision was my beloved wife Raphaelia who encouraged me to chase my life long goal.
In 2003, I started to systematically present my own dogs at the trails, then in 2006 I presented dogs of my own breed at the trails, and in the same year I won the title of best breed of trail pointers. I achieved the same title for my breed in 2007 and 2008.
During these years dogs from my breed became champions in “caccia starna “ in “ Grande cerca” “beauty” and also “ absolute champions” , in the same period my dogs participated in all different types of trails from “ Grande Cerca “ “caccia starna” “practical hunting” “Mountain trials” and “ Woodcock trails” with great success. So some of my dogs were members of the Geek national team proving there abilities to adapt and perform in all different landscapes and games.
Finally, it remains extremely important to me the focus to give birth to high Typical Standard
Pointer. This been proven with numerous top results in all dog shows, I also won 3 times the “The Best Of Breed” from the Annual National Pointer Setter Show and being one of the top competitors every time my dogs were presented.
From 1998, we built our own kennels in Assiross of Thessaloniki, a prototype construction in the heart of some of the best terren in
With the same thought, care and concern we have for the highest quality in our breed we designed of our dog hotel. ‘GIAPPOS KENNELS”
Our motto has always been “clever, classy, chic” in all of our choices. This philosophy will help us to provide better dogs and better services to satisfy our costumers.
With this brief history, we welcome you to our site
With best regards,
Co-owners Axilleas Giappos and Raphaelia Giappou