16 Fascinating Facts About Bolognese Dogs Every Owner Should Know

He comes from Italy and was the darling of famous ladies like Madame Pompadour, Catherine the Great of Russia, or Maria Theresa of Austria. He doesn’t shed either.

Bolognese was very popular in the former GDR. After reunification, the eastern breeding stocks were taken over by our association and today represent a valuable blood refresher for the breeding base, which until then consisted of very few dogs.

The breed is exceptionally rare today. There are only a few breeders in Western Europe who do everything they can to save the pedigree dog from going under.

Breed: Bolognese

Other names: Bichon Bolognese, the Bolognese Toy Dog, the Bologneser, Bolo, the Botoli, the Bottolo

Origin: Italy

Size: Small dog breeds

Group of Non-Sporting Dog Breeds

Life expectancy: 12-15 years

Temperament/Activity: Playful, Affectionate, Gentle, Sensitive, Cheerful, Feisty

Height at the withers: males 27-30 cm, females 25-28 cm

Weight: 2.5-4kg

Dog coat colors: pure white

Hypoallergenic: yes

#1 The Bolognese is extremely intelligent and very devoted and loyal to his master or his family.

#2 With his charming, cheerful nature and his very affectionate and cuddly nature, he immediately conquers every heart. He is usually reserved towards strangers.

#3 He can even turn into an angry guard of the house without falling into constant barking.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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