My hobby is to show my dogs. I have to admit, I do not attend nearly as many shows as I used to, but enjoy it as and when time permits. My Bolognese are shown at various shows around the country. I enjoy this activity as it gets the dogs and myself out and about to various venues. At shows one meets likeminded people who have furthering the breed at heart. Since showing my dogs I have made some lifelong friends with the same interests as myself.

My first Bolognese (Fabio Amorosa with Devonia) was 2002's joint top dog, an accolade that I am very proud of. Thanks for this must go to Gina and the late Martin Taylor from Gloucester who bred him and kindly let me have him to campaign. He was Best Dog in breed at Crufts the following year. (Sadly he is no longer with us, as we had a burglary and was very badly injured). I have had various successes and some of the results can be seen under the individual dogs own page. Morse - Bella - Zita - Dolce

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Sara with Devonia pictured in 2004

If you are interested in showing your Bolognese, I would be happy to give you any information you require. There are various books on how to show your dog, or you can always go to a Local Open or Championship show and have a look around and talk to the ?show folk?, most would be happy to chat and give you information. Most areas also have local Ring Training Classes. Please note that unless your Bolognese is registered at the Kennel Club you will be unable to show your dog at shows that hold a Kennel Club Licence.

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Sara with Devonia pictured in 2007


I started to campaign Bella (Devonia La Vita E' Bella) born 3rd May 2006, (home bred) during 2007. Her numerous show wins can be seen her own page here. Morse was campaigned from late summer in 2008, again his wins can be seen on his own page here.

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Sara winning Reserve Best Bitch & Bella winning Best Puppy in Breed

The British Bolognese Club held is 2nd Show on 21st April 2007 and Sara received Reserve Best Bitch in breed and Bella Best puppy in breed. Bella is show here on the right.

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Morse winning Best dog in Breed & his son winning Reserve Best dog in Breed

British Bolognese Club Show 2010, Devonia's Altivita had Best Dog in Breed and his Son Reserve Best Dog.

British Bolognese Club Show 2011, Devonia's La Vita E'Bella, Best in Show.

January 2015



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