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Int'l Ch. Barnabes de Valesia (dog, lemon/white)

"In 1962, the kennel (Crookrise) was again able to pick up on an imported Dual Champion ... An orange and white Pointer, International Duel Champion of France and Italy, "Barnabes de Valesia" ... Within a year ... my father had made the acquaintance of Joe Dub of Blackfield in Ireland who informed him that he, and John Nash had imported a bitch from Italy. She was "Valiant Truly" and was in whelp to "Barnabes de Valesia". The litter was born in quarantine and Joe Dub agreed to let my father have a bitch puppy from this litter. Her name was "Blackfield Moanruad Velvet" and she joined the kennel in 1962, enabling us to introduce another Continental line." -- Robertshaw, 2000, Pointers Past & Present

"After the war, Signor Luis Zavattero moved from East Asia to Rome and founded his kennel Valiant with the lemon and white Swiss-bred "Barnabes de Valesia", the lemon and white "Ora del Oro", and the good black and white worker "Brio II". "Brio" was part Italian, part French bred. "Barnabes" had a good nose and was a good quarterer but not a stylist. This dog, not a bad looker, but badly pigmented, carries a lot of blood of poor performers, black Pointers and English show blood. Used most intensively for breeding, few stars emerged among its progeny ." -- Marr, p.25

From: B&C Pollini, Australia, February 25, 2003
Here is a translation of the message from Signor Carlo Zironi:

"Ch.Int. Barnabč de Valesia was whelped in Switzerland by Mr Amy Defais of the "De Valesia" kennel.

Sire: Sieg.Spahi de la Pepiniere (Nicodeme de Weck x Lily Passy Lacour)
Dam: Sieg.Ula de Combloney (Rick de Lemaniŕ x Pepe de Combloney)

VALIANT: Louis Zavaterro was the holder of this affix. Born at La Spezia, he moved to Rome after having travelled half the world. He was involved in field trials and was Secretary of the Pointer Club of Italy for many years. Barnabč de Valesia was purchased by him along with Ora del Ora, an outstanding orange and white bitch. From this pair came offspring of great value to the breed and which left a lasting legacy. One of the most notable was Valiant Amy (sire of Gwang de Valesia and other important offspring). Valiant Ala went as a pup to Mr Filippo Rautiis, holder of the affix Lucaniae, and mated to the Danish import Rombis Fiks produced high quality progeny. The most noted of these were Lucaniae Fast, Lucaniae Fly and Floc, Lucaniae Dora and Deborah.

Another outstanding dog from Zavattero was Brio 2. If I'm not mistaken, he was a descendent of Raton de la Jojette, who was not used much at stud because of modest results. Very few pups were born on his premises, the majority being born in the homes of friends including myself. The bitch pups were given as gifts with the proviso that he selected the sires, and the litters were registered under Valiant. Barnebč and Ora at the end of their field trial careers went to a Mr Lamberto Brancondi and became the foundation of the "Lambert's" kennel.

Zironi Carlo"


  • Sieg. Spahi de im Pepiniere (F.Ch.)

    • Nicodeme de Weck
      • Hallo de Perolles
        • Dack des Mordorees
        • Elle des Dailletes
      • Katie de Perolles
        • Ch. L. D. Jo de Sant Roch
        • Dolly de Friedheim

    • Lily Passy Lacour
      • Colin du Val Noir
        • Jim du Val Noir
        • Margot du Val Noir
      • Javotte Passy Lacour
        • Ch. B. Happy de la Briche
        • Duchesse de Friedheim


  • Sieg. Ula de Combloney (F.Ch.)

    • Rick de Lemania
      • Ch. L. Pito de Lemania
        • Monbob de la Bruche
        • Miss de Wattincourt
      • Lady de Lemania
        • Village Boy Jaguar
        • Jete de Friedheim

    • Pepe de Combloney
      • Nino de Greng
        • Ch. L. Khan de Friedheim
        • Ch. L. Kis de Perolles
      • Ch. L. Nell de Lemania
        • Ch. L. Flick de Perolles
        • Lady de Lemania

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