Candy’s 11th Birthday Picture

Little Candy is 11-years old today and she has spent the day with her daughter Lily and her grandson Harry at home in Bognor. It was a hot day, so she chose not to go out for a walk, but spent some time in the garden.  Candy is lively and happy even though she is now 11-years old. Her hearing is not so good, but sometimes that is selective!


(owner Melanie Thomas & Ellie Thomas)

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.