The Bolognese is a small dog that will bring many years of joy and happiness into your life, you will not regret choosing this dog. The Bolognese may also be called by the name of Italian Bolognese, which is why you may not have heard of this amazing dog yet. When we think about dogs, we often do not think of their blood line or where they came from, the Bolognese descends from Bichons and Maltese. The Bolognese can live anywhere from 12 to 14 years, giving everyone around them a lasting experience with their curious, comical, and intelligent personality! The Bolognese belongs to the Foundation Stock Service breed group, which allows you to easily find other small dogs that are similar to this one. The Bolognese is equally liked and disliked when it comes to popularity, this means that you may or may not love it. If you feel like the Bolognese may be the right fit for you, please continue reading to learn more about them!

Body Characteristics

The Bolognese is known for its Small size, which may be a deciding factor for those searching for a small dog. The Bolognese can be as short as 9in or up to as big as 12in, making it the perfect size! The Bolognese can weigh between 8lbs to 14lbs making it an excellent choice for those who are looking for a Small small dog! The Bolognese is a small dog with a Medium, fluffy, crimpy, and silky type coat, which make it a great indoor and outdoor companion. Those who are looking at this small dog will find the Bolognese with a beautiful coat in the colors of white.


The Bolognese is average when it comes to intelligence, it may surprise you at the things it can learn, but may not be able to do simple things like shake. The Bolognese is right in the middle of being easy and difficult to train, so it will be able to learn the important things that it needs to know. If you want a dog that can be equally playful and calm, then the Bolognese would be perfect for you. While the Bolognese does not have the highest rating in energy, it has a curious, comical, and intelligent personality that is sure to grow on you. The Bolognese is VERY affectionate and needs lots of love and attention, you will never be lonely with this small dog in your home. Infants? Toddlers? No problem, the Bolognese is amazing with children, no matter the size, this small dog will fit right into your family. It may take the Bolognese some time to get to know new people, but when it does it will win them over with its curious, comical, and intelligent personality. The Bolognese is above average when it comes to being a watch dog, it will try its best to keep your house safe. The Bolognese may not prefer to be around other dogs, but it is possible with time and patience that it can grow to like the other dogs around. The Bolognese may grow to be best friends with cats, however, it will be very wary of them at first.


The Bolognese sheds very little, if at all, it would be a great indoor pet as it would not leave fur all over your home. The Bolognese is great for those with allergies as it is hypoallergenic and will not affect those who have allergies. If you are looking for a dog that does not require a lot of grooming, than the Bolognese is not a good choice for you. The Bolognese is known for being healthy and living for up to {max_year} years, this is great for those who want an energetic, whole dog. As with all living things, there are some health issues that we may encounter, for the Bolognese these issues include Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease, Diarrhea, and Fleas. The upkeep for the Bolognese can cost you up to an estimate of $1300 each year for grooming, vet visits, food, ect.