South Eastern Counties Show Report

Mrs Parry judged 3 Bolognese Classes at South Eastern Counties Toy Dog Show  on 30th April in Montem Leisure Centre, Slough. The society put on classes for all toy breeds and being in The South of England, numbers have traditionally been low. However this year there was a lovely group of Bolognese exhibiting, with 3 exhibitors and 8 dogs. The show was at a new venue, which worked very well, easy parking and plenty of space.

BOB & Best Puppy went to Carol & Dennis Mulligan’s male puppy DONOCIELO CEASARIO.

DONOCIELO CASSIA was 1st in the Junior class TUMBRIL TIMELORD owned and shown by Jane Towers won Open.

Bolognese represented the breed in a number of variety classes as well. Melanie Thomas’s BELSTOWN FIGGARONY ANDROMACHE & BELSTOWN GRACE’S CAROL won the AV Brace class.  Many thanks to Dennis Mulligan for both photographs. Lovely day all round…


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.