Easy to Train


Good with kids




Heat tolerance


Cold tolerance






Bolognese personality traits and Temperament

The Bolognese is cheerful, intelligent, focused and obedient. It is highly attached to its owners, following them from room to room.

The Bolognese does not bark frequently, but will raise the alarm at potential dangers, making a good watchdog. It is playful and affectionate, bonding closely with its owners.

He enjoys the company of other dogs, pets, and children. Young children should be supervised around the Bolognese (as with all small breeds) for its protection. As it enjoys being with its family, the Bolognese should not be left alone often. It is reserved, but not aggressive, with strangers.

Grooming, Haircuts and Shedding

This a high-maintenance breed, they need to be brushed at least three times a week, daily for best results. They do not require haircuts, but they can help with matting and keeping the skin clean.

They develop tears regularly and if not wiped away will discolor the coat near the eye ducts.
The Bolognese shed very little, and do not seasonally shed. For this reason combing and grooming them is very important.

Size and Characteristics

Price Range: this dog for sale may cost between $1,200-2,500

Life expectancy: the life span is generally of about 13-Years

Weight: 6-10 lbs.

Height: 10-12 in.

Colors: Pure White

How to Train a Bolognese

Early, often, consistent, and positive are the best traits to training your Bolognese. They are highly intelligent and can be taught a variety of different commands and disciplines.

A few suggested trainings are: house training, crate training, leash training, “come” command, and barking. Keep your training sessions quick and focused.

Health Issues and Food

Diet: Choose dog food that is high in protein. They will like a mix of canned and dry food. Try and get high quality dog food that does not have many filers.

Allergies: Hypoallergenic

Health problems: They can suffer from a variety of issues including; heart problems, luxating patella, skin irritations, eye infections, and periodontal disease.

Mixed breeds

Bolonoodole is a Poodle/Bolognese mix and they can vary in color. It’s a very intelligent, and gentle small dog.

Bologco is a Cocker Spaniel/Bolognese mix and they are beautiful. It’s a dog very energetic and who loves adventure and companionship.

Best female and male dog names

You can name your Bolognese as Deacon or Parker if he is a male and Bella or Cocoa if she is a female.

How to adopt this dog

You can also browse a specific site to adopt a Bolognese

Pictures and Videos

Bolognese Puppy

Photo Credits: Grace, Pleple2000.