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Bolognese - week 17Updated : 20/04/2017

THE British BC has announced its AGM to be held at the National Dog Show, Western Road, Stafford ST18 0BD in the usual room above the outside café. I haven’t seen an agenda so don’t know what will be discussed. Contact Adele Summers via their website for more information. We have 33 entries under Andrew Br...

Bolognese - week 15Updated : 06/04/2017

I HAVE heard of two or three people taking dogs to South Eastern Counties Toy Dog open show in Slough. This is good as in the past I have been the only person there! Please can people give me the results.      We are running a caption competition on the website www.bolognesedogclubuk.co.uk. Louis is a Bo...

Bolognese - week 14Updated : 30/03/2017

A LOVELY day last Saturday for UK Toy and BBC open show in Bingley Hall, Staffordshire. Under Zena Thorn-Andrew the championship show was first and we didn’t have too long a wait for the Bolognese classes. Dowty, Davidson and Begg’s Ir Ch Little White Wonder Othello Matteo went BOB and Dowty, Davidson and Begg&rs...

Bolognese - week 13Updated : 23/03/2017

FRANCESCO Cochetti, chairman of the Italian Bolognese Club, has shared developments concerning PRA in Bolognese. Recent findings have confirmed suspicions that there is more than one type of PRA in the breed. Two dogs who have close relatives affected with PRA have been tested positive as carriers of prcd-PRA. However other ...

Bolognese - week 12Updated : 16/03/2017

I HAVE been gathering feedback over the last few days since Crufts and have compiled a report. Some people did have problems the evening before, getting down from The North as there was a lorry fire on the M6 causing several hour of standstill traffic, nightmare for a few people.      There was lots of t...

Bolognese - week 10Updated : 02/03/2017

KAREN Golden’s import Lucie May (Kaylo VH Balgzand) bred by Carolien Jonjegans in Holland went through from BOB to BIS4 at Blackpool and Fylde Toy Dog open show under Tom Isherwood. I asked Karen how the day was, she was happy to share her news saying: “The show was very busy, there were 195 dogs in total and som...

Bolognese - week 9Updated : 24/02/2017

CHRIS Thatcher took her ten month old bitch Devonia’s Siena through NSC to win BP toy at Ilfracombe under Andrew Scourfield.      I am on holiday next week, so there will not be any breed notes. Regarding the Crufts get together, my view is to see how it goes with timing and be flexible. Food can b...

Bolognese - week 8Updated : 20/02/2017

THERE have been lots of interesting and useful comments from people in the Facebook discussion group ‘PRA in Bolognese’ since Jessica Van Driel created it recently. The group currently has 290 members. It was pointed out that if a dog is PRA tested using the BVA eye testing scheme they are listed on the KC health...

Bolognese - week 7Updated : 09/02/2017

CRUFTS entries are now published and we have 64 entries from 58 dogs, so slightly down on last year. According to the proposed order of judging in the Crufts schedule, there are Lowchens and Maltese before us in ring 5. Looking at the entries for the two breeds before us, we have 114 dogs ahead of Bolognese. Taking just two ...

Bolognese - week 6Updated : 02/02/2017

I CONTACTED our Crufts 2017 judge Carolyn Roe via The Kennel Club and asked for a judge’s profile, as I couldn’t find anything online. I thought that people would be interested to find out about Carolyn.      Carolyn writes: “I have always had a passion for dogs and my mother and father...

Bolognese - week 5Updated : 26/01/2017

ACTUAL numbers looked a bit disappointing at Manchester on Sunday under Mr A Easdon. When I first looked at the results online only the dog results were published and there were only five dogs competing. But it seems the bitches brought up the numbers. So, we have our results for the first Ch show of the year. BOB went to Ms...

Bolognese - week 4Updated : 20/01/2017

NO SHOW results this week, BUT as I wrote this Manchester CH show is tomorrow and Crufts in a few weeks. Our judge for UK Toy 25th March is Judge Zena Thorn-Andrews and entries close on-line on the 20th Feb at dogbiz.      I noticed the prize money in the Crufts schedule is £200 for BIS, interestin...

Bolognese - week 2Updated : 05/01/2017

HAPPY new year to all readers; hope you had a good festive period and spent lots of quality time with your dogs.      Top dogs have been announced for the Dog World/Arden Grange top dog competition for 2016. Those of you who read these notes regularly will know that Ir Ch Little White Wonder Othello ha...

Bolognese - week 52Updated : 19/12/2016

LKA WAS a nice social event, we were in the ring about 3pm and the entries were good. The atmosphere seamed friendly to me. Our judge Dr Andreas Schemel found his BOB in Ms V Dowty and Mackrell’s Ir Ch Little White Wonder Othello Matteo. BOS was Ms V Dowty’s Clarchien Happy. BP was Miss K A Golden’s Kaylo v...

Bolognese - week 49Updated : 02/12/2016

VIRGINIA and Kathy have also been out and about with their Bolly Team at Sedgley and Gornal 283 class Open Show in Stafford under Carol Lees. What a selection of lovely rosettes from this day out. Audrey was BV toy and Clarchien Happy BAV toy and G3.      Virginia said they had a great day and with som...

Bolognese - week 48Updated : 24/11/2016

BILL HAS kindly contacted me to spread the word about Redditch Christmas limited show on Dec 18 at Mappleborough Green Village Hall. There are five rare breed classes scheduled and four import register classes. We believe this is the only limited show in the country that does this. The show is about enjoying this seasonal ti...

Bolognese - week 47Updated : 17/11/2016

QUITE a few Bolognese exhibitors were at Blackpool and Fylde Toy Dog Show at the Lowther Pavillion, Lytham on Sunday with Bolognese classes. It’s great that this open show is so well supported – there were 14 entries and three absentees.      Virginia Dowty was in Dublin for the IKC two-day...

Bolognese - week 46Updated : 10/11/2016

VIRGINIA Dowty has kindly shared her experience of her trip to Holland to the Bleiswijk int ch two-day show, which is one of the main shows in the Dutch calendar.      Virginia said: “Four of us, Kathy Begg, Adam Davidson, Guy Beck and I set off with five dogs via Harwich (four-hour drive from Cr...

Bolognese - week 45Updated : 04/11/2016

THE RESULTS from Midland Counties under Raye Parry: BOB went to Little White Wonder Othello Matteo and BB to Gib Ch Clynymona Chelsea Parker at Clarchien. Both dogs are owned by Ms V and Mrs K Dowty and Begg.      BP was Adam Davidson’s Clarchien Hanky-Panky at Sharlarna.    &nb...

Bolognese - week 44Updated : 27/10/2016

ON SUNDAY we had a Bolognese meet up near West-Super-Mare. The meet up at Wharf Side Tea Rooms was a success. Ten Bolognese came along of all ages, sizes and with a great variety of coat lengths and types. We had two waggy happy six-month-old puppies, who were mega pleased to meet everybody. There were a few older girls as w...

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