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Bolognese Dog


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Bolognese Dog
Bolognese Dog
Bologneser, 6 Months
Bolognese Dog
Bolognese Dog
The Bolognese is a small breed of dog of the Bichon type, originating in Italy. The name refers to the northern Italian city of Bologna.

Generally somewhat less active than the Bichon Frise, the Bolognese is nevertheless a playful and friendly breed, which will form a close bond with its owner.

It is also intelligent, easy to train, and eager to please, making it an ideal companion dog and family pet, although it may initially be somewhat reserved with strangers. They are good with children. Its life expectancy is 12-14 years.

The Bolognese dog has a distinctive single coat (i.e. no undercoat) falls in loose open ringlets all over the body, with shorter hair on the face. The hair's texture is woolly, as opposed to silky, and is never trimmed or clipped. The hair sheds very little, but requires regular combing to prevent matting.

Frequent brushing and bathing, required to keep the Bolognese looking its best, reduces the amount of loose fur in the environment.


Bolognese Dog Comments (3)

Melanie

"We have an 8 year old Bognese as of tomorrow. Happy Birthday Bree! They are the most wonderful breeds. They do not need a lot of exercise. They are very independent and love their family. They do need a daily combing to keep matting at a minimum and we give ours a bath once a week and a monthly grooming. Trust me, they are worth every penny! Please make sure you go to a reputible breeder, please. They are very intelligent and can be manipulative but if you nip it, they will learn. We would never have another breed! If you want a low key, sweet, loving and loyal dig, the Bolo is for you! They can be a bit pricey but WORTH every penny!"

Mollie

"want one soo bad!!! how much exercise do they need and grooming (bath, wiping eyes)"

megan

"that dog is so cute.i love it"


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Bolognese Dog Facts

Name:
The name of the domestic breed...
Bolognese Dog
Origin:
The area where the animal first came from...
Italy
Average Size:
The average length (L) or height (H) of the animal...
30cm (12in)
Average Weight:
The average measurement of how heavy the animal is...
4kg (9lbs)
Average Life Span:
The average time the animal lives for...
14 years
Group:
The domestic group such as cat or dog...
Gun Dog
Colour:
The colour of the animal's coat or markings...
White
Average Litter Size:
The average number of babies born at once...
4
Temperament:
The way the animal thinks, behaves or reacts...
Devoted and lively, yet docile
Training:
The level of house-training needed for the animal...
Should be trained from an early age due to their hyperactive nature