Melanie Thomas, Chairperson/Editor

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Melanie
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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.
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Burgess Hill
West Sussex
United Kingdom
My Dog
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Lily (Belstown Grace's Carol)

Born 20th December 2010 Homebred, a daughter of Candy. Lily has done exceptionally well in the show ring, winning a first in her class at both the 2014 & 2015 Crufts, as well as a BIS at a Bolognese open show.

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Harry (Belstown Harry The Potter)

Born 18th August 2018 homebred, son of Lily and grandson of Candy. Harry is a typical boy, he steals things, rolls in foxes poo and loves to play with his toys.

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Candy (Figgarony Andromache at Belstown)

Born 4th july 2008 bred by Tony Richards, she was the pick of litter from 6 girls! Candy is now retired from the show ring after her triumph of being Best Veteran in Breed at Crufts 2018. She is a permanent member of Weight Watchers, has a lovely coat and is quite independent at home.