Dog Breeds 101: Bolognese

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The Bolognese is often described to be comical and curious and absolutely loves to spend time with its family. It is always down to go on walks, run errands or play with the kids. Truly, it is the perfect pet for every family. The white and fluffy Bolognese is a member of the Bichon family and originated in the Italian City of Bologna from which the breed takes its name. [1]

These dogs are not newcomers and are thought to already be around during the 11th century. These lovable dogs were extremely popular with the Italian nobility as companion dogs. They first arrived in Britain 200 years ago when they were imported from the Canary Islands by fans of the breed. You’d think that they’d be popular nowadays but in truth, they are extremely rare dogs both in their native country and elsewhere in the world. European breeders are now taking steps in preserving the breed and they aim to produce more Bolognese through careful and selective breeding. Hopefully, the world will see more of this delightful, loyal and affectionate dogs. [2]

This small, compact dog has a distinctive white and fluffy single coat. Its coat falls in long, open ringlets all over the body with shorter hair on the face. The coat is woolly to touch and sheds very little. For grooming, the Bolognese needs regular combing and brushing to prevent the fur from matting. [3]

These dogs are sure to win everyone with their playful nature. They love to be the center of attention and they are very intelligent making them very easy to train. Don’t let their small stature fool you, they are also robust and resilient. Many would say that they are the perfect lapdogs. They are extremely devoted and tend to get attached to their humans. This means that they absolutely hate to be left alone for long periods. [4]

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