Fizz Achieves KC Silver Good Citizen Award

Jennie Hegarty from Surrey contacted us with news from her Bolognese Fizz who has just received her Good Citizen Silver Award following in her sister Bijou’s paw steps!

Regards the Silver Award, Jennie said, “Fizz and I found it hard work particularly the down stay for 2 mins. She has never managed more than a minute before and then she gets up and tries to come to me. Honestly, I think on this occasion it was some form of telepathy. My trainer said just think positively and send her thoughts that she can do it …… and she did. We are now working towards our Gold so fingers and paws crossed. I was worried when  heard that you have to leave your dog in another room for the Gold Award. However, I was talking to a Kennel Club advisor at Crufts and she said that this test was being discontinued as it does not promote the bond between handler and dog.

Fizz is loving the lockdown her routine has changed so instead of two walks a day (shortish) she now has a good long walk every day up onto the common round a lake (where our Springer has a daily swim and she is kept out of the water) and home again. However, she obviously feels she can have too much of my company so about 2 she takes herself off upstairs finds a peaceful spot to hide or sunbathe and potters down about 4-30 when she comes and finds me. She then yodels to be picked up for a cuddle and is with me till she removes herself about 9 when she has designated her bedtime. I will miss our Bolognese MEET UPS  and the funday in May that cannot go on because of the lockdown, but comfort myself with the thought they are only postponed”.

Jennie Hegarty

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.