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Bolognese Dog

Bolognese Dog Facts

NameBolognese Dog
Average Size30cm (12in)
Average Weight4kg (9lbs)
Average Life Span14 years
GroupGun Dog
Average Litter Size4
TemperamentDevoted and lively, yet docile
TrainingShould be trained from an early age due to their hyperactive nature

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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.