BOLOGNESE News Roundup 24/12/2018

compiled by Melanie Thomas

Since the last News Roundup we have had Bolognese classes at Midland Counties & LKA championship shows, we have also heard of club members successes at Open Shows around the country. Two of our members dogs have been awarded Certificates of Merit for their dogs show achievements and we can tell you who the TOP BOLOGNESE 2019 are with the most points for showing. Congratulations to ALL competitors and to those who had exceptional years.


GONNI TORRE DELLE PASSERE WITH DEVONIA wins Best of Breed at Midland Counties

At Midland Counties on the 28th of October our Bolognese judge was Val Blore. BOB & BB went to Chris Thatcher’s 12-month girl Italian import GONNI TORRE DELLE PASSERE WITH DEVONIA (IT IMP). BD was Virginia Dowty’s INT/IR/GIB/LUX/DUTCH CH LITTLE WHITE WONDER OTHELLO MATTEO and BP Lyn Glover’s LAGSPRING JOLENE.

Best Dog, Best Bitch & Best Puppy at LKA with judge Daphne Watson

Our judge at LKA on the 15th of December was breed specialist Daphne Watson. BOB and Best Opposite sex were owned by Virginia Dowty. Multi Ch Little White Wonder Othello Matteo took the BOB and Ir Ch Clynymona Jo I’m Alone BB. PB was Hilary McArdell’s Phendelle Photo Finish.

Best Veteran at LKA

BV at LKA was Belstown Mistletoe Nelly Of Donocielo who came out of retirement to qualify for Crufts.

Open Shows
On the 18th of November Jane Towers had a great day at Camberley & District Canine Society OPEN SHOW. Her boy Hector was awarded Best AVNSC and group 3. Jane said, “thank you to our judge Sean Puttick for the lovely comments. Lovely to see Jennie Hegarty and Fizz and many congratulations for your placing”.
At Coventry (Foleshill) Canine Society Open show Jane’s puppy
Enjanicka Toscana Mio Caro was BP in AVNSC then Puppy Group One under judge Peter Young.

Caro at
Birmingham Toy Dog

BOB at Birmingham and District Toy Dog Society OPEN SHOW on the 22nd of December was Enjanicka Toscana Mio Caro. the judge was Gary Thomas. Owner Jane Towers said, “lovely atmosphere and party spirit”.

Show Certificate of Merits

The Show Certificate of Merit is an award which a dog can achieve through winning certain awards at General and Group Open shows and must obtain a total of 25 points. Earlier in the year Karen Golden was over the moon when her girl Kaylo Van Het Balgzand was the first female Bolognese and only the 3rd ever to be awarded a Certificate of Merit. Hector Enjanicka Midnight Blue also gained his show merit on 18 November a month before the final deadline of 31 December.

Hector is the 4th Bolognese ever to have achieved this honour. Owner Jane Towers said, “we have had a lovely year taking him to open shows many in AVNSC and have met and made friends with lots of new people. I couldn’t recommend open show enough. Lovely atmosphere and friendly competition”.

Our Dogs TOP BOLOGNESE 2018
Virginia Dowty’s INT/IR/GIB/LUX/DUTCH CH LITTLE WHITE WONDER OTHELLO MATTEO who has 49 points the most points of all toy breeds, making him TOP BOLOGNESE, TOP RARE BREED & TOP TOY (non CC breeds).
Our Dogs TOP BOLOGNESE PUPPY 2018
Jane Tower’s Enjanicka Toscana Mio Caro with 10 points. CLICK HERE for full results.

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Melanie Thomas, Chairperson

Melanie Thomas, Chairperson

FOUNDER MEMBER Belstown Bolognese. I live with 3 Bolognese and live in Burgess Hill, West Sussex. I own 3 Bolognese and show the youngest Harry. 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, so I started The Bolognese Dog Club UK. I have bred 7 litters, but don't breed currently.