Bolognese, sometimes called
Pronounced “Bowl-Oh-Knees” or if you prefer more
Italian flare “Bowl-Oh-Naise” as in mayonnaise.
Purebred, part of the Bichon group.
Originates from Bologna, Italy.
Bolognese Weight: 5 to 9 pounds
Bolognese Height: 10 to 12 inches from the floor to the withers
(high part of the back at the shoulder blades)
Square shaped – The length of the body from shoulder
to buttock is equal to its height at the withers.
Looks like a precious stuffed toy!
Dark eyes with dark rims
Black button nose
Non-shedding and hypo-allergenic
Soft fluffy flocks or ringlets
Pure white, some champagne coloring on puppies
Hair stands off the body
Good with children and other pets, excellent family dog
Intelligent and highly trainable
Frisky outside but less active inside, adapts well to apartment
Good guard dog
Loves companionship and is not a good dog for those who are
gone from home a lot
Likes to take part in all family activities
Intuitive and eager to please
Merry, will entertain by making up his own games
Enjoys going for walks but is also very content to lie on
his master's lap