Thinking about purchasing a Bolognese? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Bolognese breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Bolognese owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Bolognese and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Bolognese Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Bolognese and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Bolognese Breed Profile
The 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
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 or
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 around.
Bolognese 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 1999.
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