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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Toy group.

Weight:

Approximately 4-5 kg.

Height:

Between 25-30 cm at the shoulders.

Color(s):

Pure white is the only acceptable colour for the Bolognese breed.

Coat:

Bolognese have long, woolly hair that stands out in tufts.


Overview

Character:

While not overly rambunctious, Bologneses are very lively and playful animals. Friendly and affectionate, these dogs are excellent family companions. Bolognese are also very intelligent and merry.

Country of Origin:

Italy.

History:

This breed has been in existence for centuries and was highly prized by powerful Romans. In Italy, these dogs are believed to have originated in the city of Bologna. A favourite breed of the Medici family, the Bolognese is very rare outside of Italy.

Name:

This breed is also known as the Bichon Bolognese.

Temperament:

Bologneses have very happy dispositions and are docile animals. These dogs are also eager to please and form strong bonds with their owners. However, they tend to be rather reserved around strangers.


Care

Training:

Bolognese are very trainable but require gentle training techniques.

Activity:

While not rambunctious like other bichons, Bolognese are still relatively lively dogs.

Ownership:

Bolognese are excellent family pets and companions. Suitable for apartment living, these dogs have a moderate exercise requirement but do not like to be left alone. While they're known for their cleanliness, Bolognese require daily combing to prevent their non-shedding coats from becoming matted.


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