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Second Dog Show for NEW Bolognese Club

The Bolognese Dog Club UK is having its 2nd COMPANION SHOW on the 21st May 2017. The club show is open to ALL dogs and is a 25 class Companion Dog Show held under licence from The Kennel Club. Uniquely, the show is scheduling OPEN classes for Bolognese, Havanese and Coton de Tulear as well as 5 other pedigree classes, novelty and handing classes. The show is in aid of PETS AS THERAPY charity and sponsored by Garston Veterinary Group. Pet dogs, show dogs, pedigrees and crossbreds young and old will ALL be welcomed on the day. The Bolognese Dog Club UK is a NEW breed club for the rare Italian breed of dog called the Bolognese.

The venue is Sutton Benger Village Hall in Sutton Benger near Chippenham WILTSHIRE (just off the M4). Competitors simply arrive on the day from 10am and enter their chosen classes for just £2 a class. Judging starts at 10.30 for the pedigree classes and 11.30 for the novelty classes. There will be 3 judges, 9 pedigree classes, 4 Handling Classes and 12 Novelty Classes to provide something for everybody. Daphne Fielding is the pedigree judge, Vikki Marshall RVN the handling judge and Sian Naylor BVSC MRCVS will be judging the novelty classes.

This will be the first Companion Dog show to schedule Bolognese, Havanese & Coton de Tulear classes, by permission of The Kennel Club. There will be an Open Dog Bolognese class and an Open Bitch Bolognese class. The club has scheduled a breed specific Havanese & Coton de Tulear class due to a friendly association between the 3 breeds. Rosettes will be issued to 4th place, with ‘SPECIAL’ awards and prizes. Premium pet food manufacturer Royal Canin is sponsoring the show, with vouchers for FREE food going to the well deserved winners. There will also be a big raffle with plenty of goodies to be won for the dogs and their owners!

The Bolognese is a distinctive small toy breed of dog with a long white flocked coat and dark round eyes. The Havanese is a similar sized toy breed with various colours of coat. Coton de Tulear is a white dog again similar to the Bolognese. There will be lots of fun novelty classes such as a BEST HAIR CUT class for dogs who have visited the grooming parlour recently, BEST TRICK for dogs who can do a turn for a crowd & FANCY DRESS. An enjoyable family day is the expectation.

The Bolognese Dog Club UK was formed in August 2015 by a small group of like minded enthusiasts. The club was developed to bring Bolognese lovers together to share experiences and knowledge and to feel part of a friendly and supportive group. The club website has quickly become a valuable resource centre for the breed, bringing news and information to dog lovers in the UK and abroad. The club publishes a fast moving Bolognese Blog full of news and views with lots of member contribution. A member’s directory contains a personal profile for each member with pictures and information on their dogs. The Bolognese Dog Club UK is a very up to the minute club with links to social media.

For more information and to download a schedule from the MEMBER DOWNLOAD AREA for the show visit, email or call Melanie Thomas on 01243 265378/07770 798809.


For more information contact:


Melanie Thomas, Chairperson, Bolognese Dog Club UK, 1 Southwark Walk, Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO21 3RR Tel: 01243 265378

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Venue Address Sutton Benger Village Hall, Chestnut Road, Sutton Benger, Chippenham WILTSHIRE SN15 4RP

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.