Sadly Gentle Winds Bologngese is no longer able to breed . The website has been sold to Lexi Preisser of Starlight Bolognese in Florida.
Lexi: 'I am a CCPDT Trainer, I have a BS in Zoology specializing in Ethology, I also have a BA in Journalism/English, I have been in rescue for 20 years. I rescue dogs providing foster care, often rehabilitating them. I am called by the police to evaluate an "aggressive" dog who usually turns out to be terrified and charges out of fear, not aggression. I train deaf dogs and difficult dogs. The worst cases are given to me. I do this free of charge for the pounds, humane societies and rescues. I do it to help these dogs whom everyone wants to kill for no reasons other than that they were let down by some human and never given a chance to develop their full potential. Some of the best dogs have come from the worst situations.
I have written many articles for dog related magazines on dog behaviour and how to "read" dogs. I have written on becoming a better dog parent as well as articles on nutrition, care of dogs with specific diseases, new laws, etc. I write the blurbs for the ASPCA and am a Board member of the American Maltese Association, Board Member of F.I.N.O. dog rescue which specializes in rescuing Spinones, and the more rare European dogs used for hunting.
I am heavily involved in creating an animal abuser's registry, enacting harsher laws for animal cruelty, banning gas chambers, puppymills, etc. The list of groups I am a member of is lengthy.
I am a FEMA Certified First Responder for small/large domestics and some wildlife. In the event of a disaster, I am allowed to go to the site and set up an area to handle the animals being rescued. I am a Coordinator which means I am the first out there and have to determine how to set it up so the waste doesn't become a huge issue, and basically set up a vet hospital/shelter in the middle of nowhere with very little supplies. I have 2 assistants and once we determine the best set up, the volunteers pour in. They are vets, vet techs and good samaritans. I have done this 3 times and it was an amazing experience but exhausting and heart breaking. You never sleep. Coordinators stay for the duration, volunteers have to stay for at least 3 days but often stay longer.
I want to breed on a small scale but very select, small, square baby -faced, perfect specimens of the Bolognese of Catherine the Greats court. I will never breed a female more than 3 times in her lifetime and only if her lines, both genealogical as well as physical, are to my standards. The puppies will be raised in a clean home environment, lots of socializing with other animals and people, especially children. My puppies will not leave until they are 12 weeks of age and have been vaccinated and checked by a vet and will have a chip with the Kennels name which cannot be deleted. The buyer can add his/her name but my Kennel name and phone number will be the first. They will also be potty trained and know their name. Buyers are welcome to come to my house to check on their puppy or get weekly updates if they are far away. They will be required to sign a contract that specifically states the dog MUST be returned to me if they are unable to keep him/her. Otherwise a $5000 fine is incurred and they will be taken to court.
Susan Parsons of Jacksonville, Florida announces that she is now taking application for a litter of puppies due December 1st , 2013. The sire, Winston, is out of Gentlewinds's Amma and is a grandson of Gloria's all time favorite Bolo...Hansi. The dam , Renia, is the best daughter of Mabel ( Mama Mia) the first bolognese Gloria imported. You can be assured that these puppies will have received immpecable care and much love.NOTICE: to those willing to adopt an older puppy or adult please contact WhiteRavenBolognese.com A new job position has forced the Carter's to move . To do so, they must leave their large home and acreage and move close in to a large city. They must downsize their kennel . The dogs are the Carter's one great love . They have one requirement...the families who adopt their bloodstock must be responsible and provide a loving home. GWB does own two females in partnership with Barb and Paul Page of PurdyNeatPlace.com in upstate New York. Melita and Loli are producing incredible babies which are raised in "heaven on earth".
Giovanni , peeking out a a purse, is pictured here at a year . Gio is Sugar's full brother. Both "delightfully smart
Here's looking back at you...some of Gentle Winds favorite puppy shots:
Have you ever wondered about the greatest gifts
of the Italian Masters of the 12th Century? Look no further than the Bolognese: The dog that was the passion of nobility was almost lost to the world. Some great mastepieces have been saved ; their beauty and personality enhancing the life of everyone they touch The "pieces of art" pictured above are Suhki ( Renaissance Niccolo' X little White Wonder Julie Delizia ( Sakala) , Aphaia Gucci
( Nadia) ,Gentle Winds Renzo ( Predatino Angelo X Amma )now with Beautifulbolognese.com Giovanni ( Teo X Dalia) Gigi
(( Giovanna) Po Tolo X Mika), Alfie ( Predatino Angelo X Amma) now with Joanne Bailey of Jamestown, NY. Myakka ( Mario X Nadia) now with The Raven's Roost bolognese kennel in Live Oaks, Florida
On Rt. Giovanni ( Teo X Dalia) at 9 weeks, will go to his new home where he will heal the broken hearts of the family who lost their first Bolo
Vinney after 17 years. He is up to the job
. His greatest "trick" is to caresses your cheek with his front paws. ( I thought the vet would steal him) Like his parents he is a tiny dynamo 1# 11oz. Pictured also are Teo 6# 1oz) ( daddy) on Left at 8 months , and Dalia 4.5# ( mom)( center) shown at 8 months.To find your own special
family member check out our news page and drop down to Puppies For Sale