Bolognese

A true companion dog, the Bolognese dog breed loves to be at his family’s side. However, he also loves getting his way and can be quite crafty about it, so be careful — you could find yourself being manipulated by a 10-pound furball.

See below for complete list of Bolognese characteristics! 

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Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability

Adapts Well to Apartment Living
5
Good For Novice Owners
3
Sensitivity Level
5
Tolerates Being Alone
2
Tolerates Cold Weather
2
Tolerates Hot Weather
3

All Around Friendliness

Affectionate with Family
5
Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs
5
Dog Friendly
5
Friendly Toward Strangers
5

Health Grooming

Amount Of Shedding
1
Drooling Potential
1
Easy To Groom
1
General Health
5
Potential For Weight Gain
3
Size
1

Trainability

Easy To Train
5
Intelligence
4
Potential For Mouthiness
4
Prey Drive
5
Tendency To Bark Or Howl
4
Wanderlust Potential
1

Exercise Needs

Energy Level
3
Intensity
3
Exercise Needs
4
Potential For Playfulness
3

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group:
Companion Dogs
Height:
9 inches to 1 foot tall at the shoulder
Weight:
8 to 14 pounds
Life Span:
12 to 14 years

More About This Breed

  • Comical and curious, this intelligent and devoted dog loves to spend time with his people, whether it's going for walks, running errands, or playing with the kids. 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.

  • Size

    Males stand 10 to 12.5 inches at the shoulder, females are 9 to 12 inches. The typical weight range is 8 to 14 pounds. The ideal Bolognese falls in the middle of the height and weight range.