The Kennel Club has announced the launch of a new Judges’ Critiques website This free website has been developed as a tool for breed judges to publish and manage their written critiques and provide a free service for   exhibitors and members of the public to view critiques in one place.

To use the website, judges are invited to register and set up an individual login based on their email address, with a password.

The Kennel Club takes its responsibilities seriously and aims to support the education and training of judges and support the standard of judging at licensed dog shows.  The new Judges’ Critique website will help to complete the circle of services offered to exhibitors, judges and Kennel Club licensed events by providing a facility to publish and view critiques anywhere. Once a judge has published a critique, a copy of it will be sent to the registered email to keep a copy for their own records.

For more information on the Judges’ Critiques website, please email

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.