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Bolognese Info

Bolognese Breed Information

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Lifespan: 12-14 years Height: 9-12" Shedding: Lite Litter Size: 3-7 pups
Group: Toy Weight: 8-14 lbs Hair Length: Medium Size: Small

Breed Overview

The Bolognese is a Small dog breed, with a starting weight of 8 lbs that can reach 14 lbs. It is officially part of the Toy group and recognized by the FCI, KCGB, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Bolognese breed has a typical lifespan of 12 to 14 years, Medium hair, and have Lite shedding. Breeders interested in the Bolognese should know that the average litter size is between 3 to 7 puppies.

Bolognese Breed Characteristics

Group Toy Drooler no
Size Small Guard Dog no
Origin Italy Easy to Train yes
Kid Friendly yes Hypoallergenic yes
Stranger Friendly no Active Indoors somewhat
Apartment Friendly yes Exercise Demands no
Pet Friendly yes Yard Needs none
Intelligent yes Grooming Requirements daily
Barks excessive Dangerous no

Bolognese Temperament

playful, intelligent, good companion, can be reserved with strangers

Health Problems

eye problems

Bolognese Coat

long and fluffy white coat

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