Observations of the Bolognese breed, by Jennie Hegarty

Jennie Hegarty from Leatherhead in Surrey has told us what she has learned about Bolognese and in particular Fizz who arrived in her family a few months ago.

  • They dance on their hind legs when happy
  • They don’t just jump they prance like miniature deer
  • They collect and wear all sorts of foliage which they entwine into their coat by the end of the walk
  • They smile – they make me smile
  • Fizz washes very delicately between my toes holding my foot down with her paw
  • She is a danger to herself as she likes to be close to all the action therefore toenail cutting is a thing of the past (my toenails !) as she likes to put her nose too close to the nail scissors
  • After I have cleaned her face, she takes a long drink of water, finds a mole hill and pushes her nose neatly into the soft moist earth deposited by the mole ensuring her face is nice and black covered in soil!
  • She is very vocal and advises me once she has ‘wee’d’ on the carpet rather than before the event
  • She is great fun and I believe rather clever…..

If you would like to share your experiences of the breed, email us on info@bolognesedogclubuk.co.uk

Melanie Thomas, Chairperson/Editor

Melanie Thomas, Chairperson/Editor

BREEDER & FOUNDER MEMBER Belstown Bolognese. I live with 3 Bolognese, show and breed and live in Burgess Hill, West Sussex. I also work part time as a support worker. I originally chose the breed for my daughter to show as a Junior Handler, but she has grown up and number of dogs have grown too! I originally trained as a Veterinary Nurse, as well as managing large show/breeding/boarding & quarantine kennels. I progressed to the commercial sector in sales and marketing of pet products, including running my own PR agency for pet related companies. Along with a few other like minded enthusiasts, we started this club in August 2015 as we felt the breed needed an information centre and a friendly group where people could share their views and learn more about the breed.