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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
Weight: 5½ to 8¾ lbs
Size: Height: males 10½ to 12¼ inches;
females 9¾ to 11 inches
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12 to 14 years.
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?
Usually considered good for allergy sufferers.
OK for inexperienced owners?
Easy to train?
Brush frequently to prevent matting. Shed very little.
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Other websites for additional information:
American Kennel Club breed page
Bichon Bolognese Association of America
Wikipedia breed information page
Page Last Updated: February 1, 2018