About Bolognese
About Bolognese
Breed Description

Breed Registries: Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) - Not Recognized.

American Kennel Club (AKC) - Accepted for recording in the AKC Foundation Stock Service (FSS) since March 1999

United Kennel Club (UKC) - Companion Breeds

The Kennel Club [U.K.] (KC) - Toy

Bolognese Club of America

Bichon Bolognese Association of America

Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)* - FCI Standard No. 196

Note: The breed registries indicated above are the most recognized all-breed registries. The breed may also be recognized by other registries not indicated here.

The Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) is the World Canine Organisation, which includes members (one member per country) that each issue their own pedigrees and train their own judges. The FCI recognizes 332 breeds, with each being the "property" of a specific country. The FCI is not a breed registry nor does it issue pedigrees.

Height: Males: 27 to 30 cm; Females: 25 to 28 cm
Weight: Average weight is from 2.5 to 4 kg.
Origin: Italy
The Bolognese, also known as the Bichon Bolognese, was once referred to as the "Italian Bichon of Bologna", and is a rare toy breed of the Bichon group. Throughout the years, his primary purpose has always been one of companionship. He is believed to be related to the Maltese, the Havanese, the Bichon Frisé, and the Coton du Tulear.
The Bolognese is a small, stocky and compact little dog. He is very intelligent, quick to learn, and completely devoted to his family. His fun loving nature along with his patience make him an excellent playmate for children.

He has a long, fluffy white coat that covers the entire body, from head to tail, topline to feet. His coat is odourless and non-shedding, and frequent brushing is required in order to maintain a mat-free coat.

Health Issues:

If you are considering the adoption of a Bolognese puppy, or any breed, it is very important to be selective in choosing a responsible and reputable breeder. Ensure that the prospective puppy's parents have appropriate health clearances. Breeding of any dog should not be done until after they have been proven to be free of evidence of significant hereditary diseases.