Bolognese

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

Even though these are purebred dogs, you may find them in the care of shelters or rescue groups. Remember to adopt! Don’t shop if you want to bring a dog home.

Sensitive and loving, Bologness are true companion dogs. They pack a lot of personality in a tiny body, and they’ll readily take to apartment life. These pups don’t much care for being left alone for long hours of the day. Instead, they’ll prefer to join you wherever you go. But even though these pups adore their humans, they also have a stubborn side when it comes to training. Teach these dogs with plenty of positive reinforcement and avoid harsh rebukes. If you do, you’ll have a loving, well behaved family member who won’t leave your side.

See below for complete list of Bolognese characteristics!

Bolognese Dog Breed Pictures

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
Kid-Friendly
5
Dog Friendly
5
Friendly Toward Strangers
5

Health And Grooming Needs

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

Physical Needs

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

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group:
Companion Dogs
Height:
9 to 12 inches 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.

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