Bolognese | DogExpress
Tuesday , December 10 2019
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A true companion dog!

Country of Origin: Italy

Dog Group: Companion Dogs

Origin of Name: A member of the Bichon family of white, fluffy dogs he's also known as the Bichon Bolognese he originated in the Italian city of Bologna, from which he takes his name. He excels at manipulating people to get his way, and can be difficult to housetrain, so be patient and consistent.


A bit low

Monthly keeping cost




Tendency to Bark:

Very High

Breed Info

Life span: 12 to 14 years

Availability: Easy to get

About Bolognese:
The Bolognese is a small breed of dog of the Bichon type, origin: Italy. The name refers to the central Italian city of Bologna. Bolognese are pure white without any markings or shadings. The Bolognese is hypoallergenic. It is part of the Toy dog group and is considered a companion dog. They love attention, and make good house pets.

The Bolognese is a Rare Breed Dog whose origins are shrouded in antiquity. The Bolognese has been making the lives of people happier and more complete for over 2000 years. This enchanting breed has timeless appeal. They may not roam the homes of Kings anymore, but they do bless each castle they romp in.

The Bolognese belongs to the Bichon group, originating from small white dogs called “Melitensis,” which were widespread in the Mediterranean countries. This breed is a cousin to the Maltese, the Havanese, the Bichon Frise, and the Coton de Tulear and Lowchen (Petit chien lion). These breeds are not related to the toy breeds of the far east. They are classified by the FCI as group 9, section 1. In 2012, they were part of the AKCFSS (Foundation Stock Services), for rare breeds.

Italian Nobility made the breed especially famous by giving puppies as gifts to other noble families during the Renaissance. They were celebrated as the most royal of gifts that one aristocrat could give to another. These little white dogs were considered a symbol of wealth, and many well–born Italian women considered the Bolognese a mandatory “accessory” to be spoiled, powdered and perfumed.


Visits to Groomer-High



Tolerance to heat-Basks in it

Tolerance to cold-Need warmth

Exercise Requirement-Lots

Hair & Coat

Under Coat-No

Colour- Pure white

Coat Type- Smooth and fluffy

Hair Length-Flowing

Hair Density-Dense


The Bolognese dog has a very long life expectancy when healthy of up to 18 years old, with few known real health concerns, meaning that they are considered one of the healthiest breeds of dog overall. Some common health problem are:

Ear infection

Hip Dysplasia

Elbow Dysplasia



Gentle and affectionate, these little dogs love people in all forms and are very good with children and other animals displaying a patience rarely seen in smaller dogs. They are playful but not over active and the owner of one of these little dogs needs to make sure enough exercise is received otherwise they can gain weight easily. They are friendly but sometimes reserved with strangers and will bark to alert their family of strangers at the door.

Training & Intelligence
The Bolognese is a small purebred known for being affectionate, intelligent, and loyal. Training won't require too much attention and effort, though it won't be easier than other breeds. Expect results to come gradually. They make good watchdogs and they will bark or notify their family as soon as they hear or sense something that doesn’t seem right.

Litter Size- 4 to 6 puppies (approximately)

Complication in Breeding-No

Bloodhound are extremely healthy and sturdy a breed and can be mated after it reaches a mature age of 1.5 years - 2 years. Before mating, it will be advisable to see the medical history of the mate to rule out any medical conditions that may be transferred genetically.

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