About Me

Giovanni Monteverde

Breeder/Stud Dog Owner/Exhibitor

The passion for animals was born with me. From an early age I loved spending my time on the family farm taking care of all the animals in my own way.


At the age of 12 I had a “strong” love at first sight for this wonderful golden breed that I discovered fully mirrors my character and my way of being. From that moment I decided to dedicate myself to this passion which over time has become my lifestyle. In 2014 at the age of eighteen I crowned my first Italian Champion of Beauty since then the Italian Champions have become 14.


During these years I have exhibited my dogs throughout Europe achieving results that no other Italian breeder of Golden Retrievers has ever reached.


The word Olvinglay contains my name and the name of a dog to whom I owe a lot, Oliver my first Italian, English and world champion. Thus a piece of Oliver will always remain in the name of all puppies born in our breeding.


My husband and I live with our 8 dogs, we believe it is very important to give each of them the right attention on a daily basis. I spend a lot of my time studying pedigrees in order to combine the right bloodlines to obtain my ideal Golden Retriever: a healthy, elegant, well-built dog with a great desire to please.