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Description: Bolognese anticipate what you want and believe that they are smarter than you. They are true companions and thrive on your attention. Bolognese are known to follow their owners wherever they go. They are show-offs and love to play. Owners have reported their ten-year-old Bolognese playing like puppies. Bolognese are excellent watchdogs and a great judge of character. They are often high on alert for new and interesting things, and have even been known to make up their own games. Being highly trainable, they are intelligent little dogs who originated from Italy. They are of the Bichon family, by which their dense long locks of fur form the beautiful white soft coat that you love to bury your face in. They are well muscled small dogs with large round eyes and a short stature. They enjoy exercise but are not extremely high-energy dogs. They will spend time with their owners to no end follow people like shadows. They also get along with other pets and children. They love their whole family and must always be part of what you are doing.
Other Names: Bichon Bolognese
11 - 12 inches; Females: 10 - 11 inches.
The coat is pure white or ivory white, and can have yellow
or crème shading.
Bolognese are serious dogs, not very lively, creative, docile, devoted
to their master. They have an amiable personality and are very adaptable to
new circumstances. They are sweet, affectionate and eager to please. Bolognese
are intelligent and playful. Some owners say they can be ten years old and
still play like a puppy. They love to follow their owners around.
Watch-dog: High. Bolognese
have keen eyesight and hearing and will alert their owners of anything new
Care and Exercise:
The coat of the Bolognese demands regular grooming. They should be
combed daily to avoid frizzing and tangled mats. Grooming should also include
regular bathing, eye/ear care, nail trimming and teeth cleaning. Time should
be set aside each day for exercise. A walk around the block or a game of fetch,
you can also jog or bicycle with your Bolognese running along side.
Activity: Medium. They
love to go for walks on a regular basis. Bolognese are bouncy, vivacious and
playful. They are always at your heels are are known to follow their owners
Health Issues: The Bolognese is actually a very healthy breed and does not have many health concerns. Possible health concerns include luxating patellas.
Life Span: 13-15 years,
although some have lived up to 20 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
Bolognese was only recognized by the AKC Stock Service in
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