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Also known as: Bichon Bolognese

Breed origin: Bologna, Italy
Original purpose: Companion dog.

AKC recognized: No
AKC group: Foundation Stock Service

Size: Weight: 5½ to 8¾ lbs
Size: Height: males 10½ to 12¼ inches; females 9¾ to 11 inches
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Color: Pure white.

Life span: 12 to 14 years.

General characteristics/temperament: The Bolognese is stocky and compact, docile, graceful and charming, very serious, and generally not very active. Intelligent, easy to train, and eager to please, they make an excellent companion dog and family pet. They are good with children but may be somewhate reserved with strangers.

Good with children? Yes

Hypoallergenic? Usually considered good for allergy sufferers.

OK for inexperienced owners? Yes

Intelligent? Yes

Easy to train? Yes

Grooming requirement: Brush frequently to prevent matting. Shed very little.

Recommended books for further reading:

Bolognese (A Comprehensive Owner's Guide)
By Wolfgang Knorr
Published in 2007
155 pages

Other websites for additional information:

American Kennel Club breed page
Bichon Bolognese Association of America
Wikipedia breed information page

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