GUFFANTI, Mr Gianni Como,
Gianni's involvement with dogs started at a very young age, along with his passion for hunting. Not long after, he began training his own dogs for personal use. He began breeding Pointers and English Setters in 1965. Soon after, he established himself with the kennel prefix "del Galeazzo", which comes from his family nickname. From the very start, he began showing his dogs and earning prestigious results in shows and field trials. He has bred other breeds in his career but has invested most of his energies and passion into Pointers. The qualities of the Pointers that he breed were primarily their hunting capabilities combined with the beauty of a show dog. In 1978, he became a judge for both dog shows and field trials competitions. He became an official All-Round judge in 2005, and has had a long prestigious career around the world with International Expositions. Gianni participated as a judge in the World Dog Show in Milan in 2000, at the European Championship in Zagreb in 2007 and judged Pointer, Italian Bracco and Lagotto at the World Championship in Sweden in July 2008. He has also judged in Australia, Belgium, Ireland, UK, Spain, Greece, Croatia, Swiss, Poland, Slovenia, Portugal, Argentina, and Venezuela. He has been the Vice President of the Comasco Kennel Club for many years. They are the official organization team of the Erba International Dog Show Which boasts more than 2500 competitors. This show is considered to be one of the most important international events in Italy. They also organize Field Trials for pointing dogs and retrievers. Gianni's life revolves around dogs and most of his spare time is spent training them. His greatest love remains hunting. He trains his dogs on a daily basis but also enjoys the excitement of occasionally entering the ring as a competitor. Gianni is also interested in horses and loves music. He is fluent in English, Italian and Spanish.