Fun & Frolics in Hotham Park

The first Bolognese Picnic took place on Sunday 31st July in the lovely Hotham Park. The weather was perfect. Nine Bolognese came along, with most travelling quite a distance. It was great to see Bolognese in a casual environment, they played together, run loose chased balls, greeted the public in the park, it was really a sight to see. We put up a Bolognese Dog Club sign, so people were coming up to us and asking about the dogs. We played pass the parcel, had a raffle and a waggiest tail competition (which we asked a passer by to judge) and the Bolognese showed off their tricks. There is a full album of pictures on Facebook, click here to view. We will soon be announcing the next Bolognese Walk/social get together in a different location, but I am sure we will be back in Hotham Park next year as everybody wants to do it again.

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.