Developments for PRA Testing in Bolognese

There is some good news on the DNA testing of Bolognese for PRA. A message has been put out to members of the CBM (Italian Bolognese Breed Club) to say that The ENCI (Italian Kennel Club) has approved and funded the initiative of the CBM for the study of PRA in the Bolognese breed. There has been a request for blood samples from healthy Bolognese and at least 5 samples from Bolognese with PRA and samples of healthy brothers and sisters of dogs with PRA. So some developments which is great news.

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.