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Bolognese Dog Breed Profile

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Bolognese Dog Breed Profile

Bolognese Breed Profile

Bolognese fact file

KC Group: Toy
Size: Small
Good with children?: Yes
Exercise requirement: Little
Good guard dogs?: No
Moulting level: Low
Grooming: Lots
Jogging partner: Short runs

A beautiful little toy breed closely resembling and related to the Bichon and Maltese, the Bolognese is particularly rare even in its native Italy. Their aristocratic heritage is evident in the proud manner in which they carry themselves

Bolognese Character

Their temperament makes them an ideal companion breed, amiable and reserved but capable of forming a close bond with its owner. A Bolognese will happily play with children although they are a relatively docile breed in general. The Bolognese is an easily trained breed if the correct processes are followed and their happy character makes them eager to please

Bolognese Size

A small breed, the dogs should measure between 27-30cm with the bitches being slightly smaller at 25-28cm.

Bolognese Health

Free from any major congenital disorders; all that should be required is a regular grooming to prevent skin disorders. Life expectancy for the breed is 12-14years

Bolognese Special Care

Because of their hardy and easy going nature the Bolognese requires little special attention beyond keeping it secure and well kept.

Remember! All breed profiles are general and every dog is an individual.