Welcoming a Bolognese into my life and the start of an exciting journey together.

For many years I have admired these little white dogs and the dedication the owners have keeping them so white and maintaining their beautiful coats. I  have watched several very sweet and beautiful Bolognese grow from puppyhood to adulthood.

Well this year I was given a fantastic opportunity to welcome Obi into my home and he settled straight in with my pack of dogs. My female Pomeranian took him on as though he was her puppy and started teaching him how not to behave… So, training started for both Obi and I, which he thinks is rather fun.

With the help of Obi’s dedicated breeder Chris Thatcher who has patiently and continues to support and train me on maintaining such a delicate but beautiful coat.

When Obi turned 6 months we entered the show ring and have not looked back. With patience and dedication Obi and I have started to have more people asking about the breed watching him in the ring and support and praise his ring presence. I have met some lovely people who own and show Bolognese they have made me feel very welcome in the breed.

While at home Obi enjoys nothing better than to be playing with my other dogs or as many toys as he can find! I’m sure a child makes less mess with their toys. When he’s finished making a mess, he lies on the sofa and has a nap.

The Bolognese coat was slightly daunting to start with, but after a few weeks I was no longer worried and I actually find it is easier and lower maintenance than my other dogs.

I have found the temperament of these dogs is so loving. They are quiet dogs, who do have crazy out bursts which always make me laugh.

I hope for many more years of enjoyment with the Bolognese breed.

Amy Lovell
Pawlett, Somerset

Melanie Thomas, Chairperson

Melanie Thomas, Chairperson

I live in St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex with 2 Bolognese and I show one of my dogs.