BOLOGNESE News Roundup 8/9/17

compiled by Melanie Thomas

Over in Wales at Welsh Kennel Club show on the 18th of August top honours went to the boy Otti, Ir Ch Little White Wonder Othello Matteo owned by Virginia Dowty, with BB going to Jane Towers girl Tumbril Tennessee Honey. BP was Lafford Hero and BV Multi Ch Bolognese Star Audrey At Havanese Stars. Mr A Wight was our judge on that day. I believe the day went off uneventfully in Wales, the judge was pleasant to the exhibitors and gave each dog a thorough examination. The weather was wet, meaning judging was inside, although it did clear up by the afternoon. Audrey, our veteran winner was shortlisted in the Veteran Group at WKC, which was a great achievement at 11-years old. Also, in the Rare Breed Stakes at WKC Jane Towers dogs Enjanicka Midnight Blue and Tumbril Tennessee Honey won their respective classes.

On the 1st of September, Bolognese show exhibitors had a great social day, with City of Birmingham Championship show and the British Bolognese Club OPEN SHOW on the same day. The show was inside, but the ring was lovely and there was a large entry for both shows. Ir Ch Little White Wonder Othello Matteo owned by Virginia Dowty took BIS at the club show and BOB at the CH show. Karen Golden was over the moon with BB for Kaylo Van Het Balgzand (Imp NLD) at the CH show & the Club show. Still with City of Birmingham, Enjanicka Midnight Blue ‘Hector’ was BP and Audrey BV. There was also a Best Junior award at the show that also went to Enjanicka Midnight Blue.  To top it all ‘Hector’ won 3rd in the breeder/owner/handler Puppy Stakes winning £5 (to spend on doggy treats) so this youngster had a good day!

Our judge for city of Birmingham Pinto Telxeria was from Portugal, but spoke good English and seamed to enjoy his appointment.

At The British Bolognese Club Show, BP went to Lafford Hero, co-owner by Virginia Dowty. All the main winners are seen here with judge Mr T M Evans (Citegan). Virginia’s granddaughter Izzy helped out with some of the handing. Mr Evans was friendly giving some constructive comments to exhibitors. The judge said he shows maltese and was looking for good pigment in the dogs. There was a big raffle at the club show with some great prizes to be won.

In the next roundup we will be reporting on Richmond CH Show where we have an entry of 22 under Finnish judge Karl Jarvinen.

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Links to previous News Rounds

BOLOGNESE News Roundup 18/8/17

BOLOGNESE News Roundup 7/8/17
BOLOGNESE News Roundup 20/7/17
BOLOGNESE News Roundup 29/6/17
BOLOGNESE News Roundup 21/6/17

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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.