Other Names |
What other names does the Bolognese dog have? The breed also known as...
|Bichon Bolognese, Bolognese Toy Dog|
Breed Type |
What type of dog breed is it?
How much does the Bolognese dog puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
If you choose to purchase the Bolognese dog, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Bolognese dog gets to a happy place.
What is the Bolognese dog's size? How big is this dog?
How much does the Bolognese dog weigh?
|4.5-9 pounds (2.5-4 kg)|
Avg. Weight |
What is the average weight of this canine?
|6.75 pounds (3.25 kg)|
How tall is the Bolognese dog?
|Males: 10.5-12 inches (27-30 cm), Female: 10-11 inches (25-28 cm)|
Avg. Height |
What is the average height of this fido?
|Males: 11.25 inches (28.5 cm), Female: 10.5 inches (26.5 cm)|
What type of coat does the Bolognese dog have? What does this canine coat look like?
What color is the Bolognese dog's coat? What color is a proper this fido coat?
How to groom the Bolognese dog and how often?
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition. The Bolognese dog requires grooming on a daily basis. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer is essential. Everyday brushing of the dog's coat is necessary to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath should be on a weekly schedule. Taking good care of your Bolognese dog is time consuming and requires excellent grooming skills. If you don't have the time and skill search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level |
How much do Bolognese dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent this canine shedding?
Bolognese dogs shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. Bolognese dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.
What kind of personality does the Bolognese dog have?
Intelligent Rank |
How smart is the Bolognese dog?
Smart: Bolognese dog's intelligence is above average. Tricks and commands can be trained easily. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 70% of the time or better.
Are Bolognese dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Bolognese dogs are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
How playful dog breed is this dog?
Bolognese dogs, like any other average dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level |
How sensitive is it?
Bolognese dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle light punishments very well. They don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level |
How affectionate are they?
Bolognese dogs are loving and affectionate dogs. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs |
How much social interaction does need this dog?
Bolognese dogs need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Do Bolognese dogs bark a lot? Why does my dog bark?
Average to high: The Bolognese dog is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability |
Are Bolognese dogs good watchdogs?
Bolognese dogs are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Bolognese dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Does this canine have an aggressive/protective behavior of their territory/property?
Bolognese dogs strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential |
How likely are you to get bite from this dog? Why do dog bites happen?
The Bolognese dog has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Bolognese dog do? How big is the mouthiness potential of this breed?
Bolognese dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Bolognese dogs need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam |
How likely is the Bolognese dog to run away? This dog wanderlust potential:
Bolognese dogs are not the biggest explorers. They have low wanderlust potential. Low chance for escaping from home with this breed.
Prey Drive |
Do this canine have a strong prey drive?
Bolognese dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Bolognese dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on leash.
Apartment Friendly |
Are Bolognese dogs good apartment dogs? Can they live in a flat?
Bolognese dogs are very apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walk outside they don't require a big garden.
Are they adaptive and easy to handle?
Bolognese dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Stranger Friendly |
Are they good with strangers? Are they friendly with strangers?
Bolognese dogs are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly |
Are Bolognese dogs kid-friendly dogs? Are they good with young children?
Bolognese dogs are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly |
How well do Bolognese dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido temperament with cats?
Bolognese dogs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly |
Are they dog-friendly with other dogs? How well do Bolognese dogs get along with dogs? What is this canine temperament with dogs?
Bolognese dogs are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Bolognese dog can be a great choice.
Health Issues |
Are they healthy breed? Do Bolognese dogs have health problems?
Bolognese dogs are healthy dogs, but there are some health issues you may have to check on regularly at the vet.
Life Expectancy |
How long do Bolognese dogs live? What is this dog average life span?
Is the Bolognese dog breed hypoallergenic?
Bolognese dogs do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level |
How much energy does the Bolognese dog have? How high is the energy level of this fido?
Bolognese dogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need |
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Bolognese dogs require per day?
Bolognese dogs don't need too much exercise. A few daily walks should be enough for them.
Sleeping Need |
How much sleep does this fido need?
Bolognese dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption |
How much food does the Bolognese dog need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
|1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.|
Weight Gain Potential |
How easy to gain weight for this dog? The risk for obesity:
Average. The Bolognese dog has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Bolognese dog's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate |
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate cold and hot weather?
|Prefers average to warm weather conditions|
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
The Bolognese dog has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency |
Do they drool? How much does it drool?
The Bolognese dog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Bolognese dog could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Bolognese dog. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.
Gestation Length |
How long does this dog pregnancy last? How long does it take to have a few puppies?
Reproductive cycle of the female Bolognese dog: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
|How often can the Bolognese dog have a litter?||Twice a year (maximum)|
Litter Size |
How many puppies can the Bolognese dog have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
- Hypoallergenic: Bolognese dogs do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
- Shedding Level: Bolognese dogs shed none to minimal.
- Drooling tendency: The Bolognese dog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
- Intelligent Rank: Smart: Bolognese dog's intelligence is above average.
- Watchdog Ability: Bolognese dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
- Trainability: Bolognese dogs are easy to train.
- Apartment Friendly: Bolognese dogs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
- Adaptability: Bolognese dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
- Territorial: Bolognese dogs strongly protect their territory.
- Grooming: Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
- Barking: Average to high: The Bolognese dog is a vocal breed.
- Mouthiness: Bolognese dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.