Bolognese

KC Pedigree, Small

Doesn't moult much

Good for first time owners

This glamorous Bichon breed developed in medieval Italy and became a popular companion for aristocratic ladies. Marilyn Monroe had a Bolognese called Maf, given to her by Frank Sinatra.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Lots of people! The Bolognese has looks and personality in spades.

Not the best for ...

Those who want a low-maintenance coat.

Aliases

Bichon Bolognese

Cross between

None

Origin

Italy

Size

Small
Small - but bigger than most cats

Exercise Needs

Low (Under 30 minutes)
A walk and a good sniff can be like reading a novel while doing a marathon for a little dog.

Coat

Professional
Professional help needed. Curly, keeps growing and needs cutting.

Shedding

Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok

Life expectancy

13 years

Good first dog?

Yes

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