Also called the Bichon Bolognese, this small and stocky breed has a luxurious coat and an adorable personality. The Bolognese’s fur is woolly and does not shed much; while this means more trips to the groomer, it also means that this breed could be a good fit for those with allergies. Clever and affectionate, the Bolognese makes a wonderful companion for children, and is a wonderful addition to the family.
Bolognese breed attributes
About Bolognese breed
Also called the Bichon Bolognese, this breed is small and stocky. The Bolognese was a square build, and for its size it is quite well-muscled. The jaw also has quite a strong build, though it doesn’t diminish the charming appearance of the Bolognese’s slender muzzle and dark eyes. The ears are floppy and quite long, and hang out slightly way from the head. The Bolognese’s finely-built neck leads down to a compact body, and a tail that curls up over the back.
The Bolognese has a gorgeous coat, with long white hair. The fur is fluffy and slightly curly or wavy. You’ll need to dedicate some time to grooming the Bolognese’s luxurious coat, though some owners choose to clip the long hair. The fur is woolly and the Bolognese does not shed much, so daily brushing and regular trips to the groomer are important to prevent tangles and keep the dog’s coat in top condition.
The Bolognese is generally a very healthy breed, and is not prone to any major health problems.
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These dogs are often very responsive to training, as they are sensitive and very fond of their owners. The Bolognese is often quick to learn, but may become bored quickly if training is repetitive. Vary your training sessions to keep your Bolognese interested. The Bolognese responds best to positive reinforcement and gentle, consistent methods.
The Bolognese is often quiet and reserved, especially with strangers, but tends to be very affectionate with family. The Bolognese loves being around people, and loves to play. Its calm temperament means that the Bolognese often gets on well with other dogs and other animals.
The Bolognese may suffer from separation anxiety, and can be timid if not socialised properly. This breed sometimes barks or howls if ignored or left alone, but proper training and socialisation from an early age should help your Bolognese dog to learn how to behave properly. The Bolognese can be a little difficult to house train.
The Bolognese is great for people who suffer from allergies, as it rarely sheds. This little dog can live happily in apartments, but is sturdy enough to run around the yard or garden, or to go on rambles in the countryside. This breed gets on well with other animals and children. The Bolognese is quite energetic, but will be happy with a daily walk.
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