Great Weather for Bolognese MEET UP in Southport

The Bolognese walk in Southport Botanic Gardens on Sunday the 15th of October was a phenomenal success. We were having trouble counting the Bolognese that came, as there were too many to count and they kept moving about! We welcomed a guest Shar Pei Gabby, a confident little rescue Havanese called Lucy and there was at least one Bicon. We counted 21 white dogs, so that is more or less the headcount (plus guest dogs). We met at the entrance and the weather couldn’t of been better, warm and sunny like a Spring day! After a walk in the lovely gardens, which are highly recommended to anybody who lives in the area, we all went to the cafe and sat outside in the sun. There was plenty of outside seating and lots of dogs about (not just ours). We found a lovely lady in the cafe to judge our competitions. Well done to Peggy for winning the waggiest tail comp and Evie & Polo for prettiest bitch and handsomest dog. All the lucky dips got sold, so in all we raised £32 for club funds. Lots of people in the park stopped and asked us about the dogs and if we were all friends – well we are all friends now!

Here is a group picture of all of us. There are lots more pictures of the day on the Bolognese Dog Club UK Facebook Page CLICK HERE to access and don’t forget to ‘like us’ on Facebook.

Thanks everybody for making the effort and making it such a lovely day.


Melanie Thomas, Chairperson/Editor

Melanie Thomas, Chairperson/Editor

BREEDER & FOUNDER MEMBER Belstown Bolognese. I live with 3 Bolognese, show and breed and live in Burgess Hill, West Sussex. 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.