We attended Eurodogshow in Kortrijk, Belgium over the weekend had a great time, lots of friendly people and wonderful trade stands. The Trophy and glass plaque a lasting memory of the show, far better than the rosette we receive in the UK. Best of Breed homebred Devonia’s Red Hot Summer (Rosa) CAC and CACIB graded Excellent and her Mother, Zita, Reserve CAC and Reserve CACIB also graded excellent. The venue was not that far from the channel tunnel and the dogs didn’t seem phased by the journey. The show was a rather different experience to the UK. Aside to the cup and trophy, we won two big bags of premium dog food too!
Chris Thatcher, Honorary Secretary JOINT PRO renewal Jan 2023
BREEDER/JUDGE & FOUNDER MEMBER Chris Thatcher owner of the Devonia affix. I have shown dogs now for over 30 years. I have owned Bolognese now for in excess of 20 years and I currently have 6 Bolognese ranging from under 12 months to nearly 11 years. My dogs are firstly pets and secondly Show Dogs. All breeding stock are health tested. My dogs are all kept in the house, none are kennelled. All of my dogs originate from Italian lines. I have previously been successful in the show ring having had a Best Dog and Best Bitch at Crufts in the past. I have also had two Best in Show at the Bolognese Club Show the latest of which was September 2015 with Devonia's Red Hot Summer (Rosa). I have not exhibited as much as I have in the past but I am also enjoying going to shows as a spectator. I do not breed very often but when I do, I breed, for quality, healthy well tempered puppies. I also write the Bolognese breed notes for the "Our Dogs" newspaper and have judged the breed at Championship show level in the past. www.devonia-bolognese.co.uk