Bolognese Dog

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Bolognese

Overview

A small breed of Bichon type dogs, originated in Bolognese, Italy. It falls in the toy group dogs and believed a companion dog. Small sized the Bolognese dogs are compact dogs having the distinction of white single coat. It craves for the attention of the owner and forms a nice housedog. From big to small it can good at socializing with other canines. These dogs would like to establish a very strong bond with their owner and love to spend time around its owner. The Bolognese dogs are wonderful dogs that are intelligent, easy to train with a quick learning skill. Sometimes, it can be stubborn if not treated properly. It usually not so hyper but can reserved with strangers more than a Bichon, at first it deal with strangers like a hostile but later when get introduction become friend of those strangers. It warns the owner when an unknown approaches to the door by barking. It is not nuisance barking dog. On the other, it can get along other dogs but can get more pleasure from the company of dogs at home. Moreover, it can suitable for those families having the children and old age persons as well. The Bolognese dogs can get along with considerate children but not suitable for toddler or too young children who can injure these small dogs with an ease. It needs a gentle, careful and safe handling. On the whole, a Bolognese is a curious, comic, dedicated, intelligent, sociable, and love to spend time with its people. It is not to be left alone because this can make it rude and destructive in attitude and behavior. The Bolognese is a good dog for apartment life. It will do okay without a yard. These are active little dogs that need a daily walk. Play will take care of a lot of their exercise needs; however, as with all breeds it will not fulfill their primal instinct to walk. It sheds the fur but very little and would need regular brushing and combing in order to prevent the matting and tangling. It is not a totally non-shedding breed. Monthly grooming is suggested for this dog. The height of Bolognese for males is 10.5 to 12 inches and 10 to 11 inches for female dogs. The weight is between 6 to 14 pounds. The life expectancy of Bolognese is about 14 years.

Bolognese Dog Other Names

Other Names of Bolognese are:

Bichon Bolognese, the Bolognese, Toy Dog, the Bologneser, Bolo, the Botoli, the Bottolo.

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Bolognese History

With confused history, the Bolognese dogs ever mistaken with those of the Maltese, due to its distant ancestors which are mentioned by Aristotle named “canes melitenses”. These dogs were also known within Roman Empire, the Bolognese emerged most particularly as valuable gifts which were given during all the powerful era of the Roman Empire. Not less than 8 x Dogs were brought to Brussels as a gifts by Cosimo de Medici as various Belgian noblemen. Philipe-II, The king of Spain had received 02x dogs as gift from Duke dEste. As a thanks; he wrote, “These 2x little dogs are the most royal gifts one can make to an emperor.” These dogs are also portrayed in the Paintings of Titan of pierre Breughel named as le Vieux and Goya. It is most closely belongs to the Havanese and Bichon Frise.

Bolognese Life Expectancy

The life expectancy of Bolognese is about 14 years.

Bolognese Appearance

Small sized the Bolognese dogs are compact dogs having the distinction of white single coat. Stocky and compact with smaller sizes, the dog has a square build that is well muscled and with a medium head. The rather muzzle is large and come in black with a rather avoid skull. It has well developed jaws and black lips. Teeth are even aligned and striking a vivid white color. Well opened and round shaped eyes are also developed adequately. High set ears are long and hanging down but rigid at the root. The dog carried its tail curved over its back. With short hairs on the face, the dog hold a distinctive single coat that is loose fit, open ringlet or flocks all over the body of dog with wooly texture, as opposed to silky and never should be trimmed or clipped unless as pets.

Bolognese Weight and Height

The height of Bolognese for males is 10.5 to 12 inches and 10 to 11 inches for female dogs. The weight is between 6 to 14 pounds.

Bolognese Temperament

The Bolognese holding playful, willing, earnest, easygoing, intelligent and loyal temperament. Not too hyper but more distant and reserved than the Bichon Frise. It enjoys companionship and forms a close bond with his owner, simply a true companion that thrives on the attention of the owner. Moreover, it is known to be a good follower to the owner. Usually it can be reserved with stranger at first, but later it can get along well with them, however, should be introduced and socialized throughout their early ages. It can alert their owner when a person approach to their doors, thus it forms a nice watchdog without nuisance barking. On the other it can get along other dogs but can get more pleasure from the company of dogs at home, by nature a non-aggressive dog is the Bolognese. When it comes to training and intelligence, it encompass a fabulous intelligence level and can extremely responsive to obedience training, it is a dog that learns quickly and easily trainable, sometimes can be stubborn if not treated properly. It can suitable for those families having the children and old age persons as well. The Bolognese dogs can get along with considerate children but not suitable for toddler or too young children who can injure these small dogs with an ease. It needs a gentle, careful and safe handling. On the whole, a Bolognese is a curious, comic, dedicated, intelligent, sociable, and love to spend time with its people. Bolognese is vulnerable to small dogs syndrome; it will cause behavior programs as well as separation anxiety and timidity. They do not do well if left alone for extended periods of time. They will bark and sound aloud once the owner is busy and cant listen to him; however a fast romp within the yard or tug-o-war in the playing area can address the issue. It can be difficult to housetrain so patience is key factor to train it consistently. It should be trained for potty training as early and quickly as possible.

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Bolognese with children and other pets

Not too hyper but more distant and reserved than the Bichon Frise. Usually it can be reserved with stranger at first, but later it can get along well with them, however, should be introduced and socialized throughout their early ages. On the other it can get along other dogs but can get more pleasure from the company of dogs at home, by nature a non-aggressive dog is the Bolognese. It can suitable for those families having the children and old age persons as well. The Bolognese dogs can get along with considerate children but not suitable for toddler or too young children who can injure these small dogs with an ease. It needs a gentle, careful and safe handling.

Bolognese Care and Grooming

It is believed that Bolognese not sheds, but truth is that they do not seasonally moult or lose large amounts of hairs or fur as many other breed do. But these dogs lose and replace individual hairs eventually, likely to human hair growth cycles. It holds wooly texture as opposed to silky and should not be trimmed or clipped unless kept as housedog. It sheds the fur but very little and would need regular brushing and combing in order to prevent the matting and tangling. It is not a totally non-shedding breed. However, monthly grooming is suggested, and regular bathing eyes and ears cleaning should be carried out.

Bolognese Health Issues

The Bolognese is a healthy breed, not any major issue is yet reported.

Bolognese Training

When it comes to training and intelligence, it encompass a fabulous intelligence level and can extremely responsive to obedience training. It is a dog that learns quickly and easily trainable, sometimes can be stubborn if not treated properly. It can be difficult to housetrain so patience is key factor to train it consistently. It should be trained for potty training as early and quickly as possible. Rather intelligent and easy to train but needs a consistent and firm owner in order to train it consistently and firmly.

Bolognese Exercise

The Bolognese is a good dog for apartment life. It will do okay without a yard. These are active little dogs that need a daily walk. Play will take care of a lot of their exercise needs; however, as with all breeds it will not fulfill their primal instinct to walk. Dogs that do not get to go on daily walks are more likely to display behavior problems. They will also enjoy a good romp in a safe open area off-lead, such as a large, fenced-in yard. They do not do well if left alone for extended periods of time. They will bark and sound aloud once the owner is busy and cant listen to him; however a fast romp within the yard or tug-o-war in the playing area can address the issue.

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Bolognese Recognition

It is recognized by FCI, KCGB, APRI, ACR, DRA, NAPR, AKC/FSS, ACA

Bolognese Litter Size

The litter size of Bolognese is 6 or 7 while average size is 3 puppies.

Bolognese Group

The group of the Bolognese breed are:

Toy Group.

Bolognese Talents

The talents of the Bolognese are:

Companion.

Lap Dog.

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