1972, the beginning of “Il Girasole”
We are an animal-loving family with a predilection for dogs, a charge so strong as to push Costante and Oriana, back in 1972, to undertake a path aimed at transforming what was a great passion into a full-time job, a special job capable of giving great satisfaction. With assiduous commitment and dedication, Costante and Oriana have been able to face the challenges that have arisen over the years, always keeping the flame of wonder intact with each new litter. In over forty years of activity they have bred more than 20 different breeds, always with curiosity and desire to discover their peculiarities, with the necessary attention to their well-being and with an eye to the customer in order to satisfy them, advising them with competence.
A family passion
We as sons, Massimiliano and Alberto, thanks to our love for our dogs, continue the family business with pride. My brother Massimiliano, a doctor in Economics, deals with the commercial and economic aspects, this allows me, Alberto, to take care of the Il Girasole di Udine kennel in all its practical needs. Our father taught us a lot by making me share every day with our dogs; I learned daily from practical experience and I continue to do so: attending courses, keeping myself informed and relating to other professionals in the sector.
Our valuable collaborators
Over the years, the breeding has seen various people engaged in different activities, at the moment we work with 9 people who share the daily commitment and passion for a unique job. Mara, with us for 25 years, with her experience guarantees a perfect management of new litters, with love she watches over the delicate moments of births. Elena and Letizia, guarantee the care of all our dog friends, provide for their needs with precision and professionalism. Silvana has been taking care of stray dogs housed in our facility for many years and of our customers’ retired dogs. Daniele, in charge of landscaping and maintenance, has finally found the job he was looking for, outdoors in contact with nature and animals. Loriana takes care of the office, the myriad of practices relating to the registration of dogs and the management of our 3 shops. Daniela, Ariella, Patrizia, are the orders of our stores, respectively in Sacile, Trieste and Magenta; professional and prepared they know how to advise and answer customer questions.