Description

Illustration of Bolognese

Another of the Bichon family, the small white breeds which were made popular in fashionable society in Mediterranean countries. The Bolognese takes his name from the north Italian city, Bologna, where he first gained popularity. His coat of white flocks is set off by dark pigmentation and he should be shown in a natural untrimmed state. The Bolognese is sturdy and square and with great beauty and character in head and expression.

Breed Group
Toy
Vulnerable Native Breed
No
Size
Small
How much exercise?
Up to 30 minutes per day
Length of coat
Long
How much grooming?
Every day
Supposedly sheds? *
No
Town or Country
Either
Type of home
Flat
Minimum Garden Size
None
Lifespan
Over 12 Years

* If you are asthmatic or have an allergy, you should consult your medical advisor before considering obtaining a dog. More information can also be found on the Kennel Club website.

The Toy Breed Group

The Toy breeds are small companion or lap dogs. Many of the Toy breeds were bred for this capacity although some have been placed into this category simply due to their size. They should have friendly personalities and love attention. They do not need a large amount of exercise and some can be finicky eaters.


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