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Size: Small

Weight: 4.5 - 9 lbs.

Height: 10" - 12"

Life Span: 14 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: Belgium

Also Known As: Bichon Bolognese

Group: Companion

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The Bolognese will need moderate exercise.

Grooming Needs

Daily brushing and monthly grooming are recommended for your Bolognese.


The Bolognese is playful, happy and devoted.

Compatibility with Kids

Best with older children.


Dating back to the time of the Roman Empire, when the de Medici family gifted the breed to Belgian noblemen.

Dog Food for Your Bolognese

Small breed puppy food

Small Breed Puppy

For the care and nutrition of Small Breed Puppies.

Small breed adult dog food

Small Breed Adult

Carefully formulated for the care and nutrition of Small Breed dogs.

Small breed senior dog food

Small Breed Senior

Helps support the lifelong health of small breeds.

Small Breed Adult Picky No More dog food

Picky No More™ Small Breed

Created to please even the pickiest of small breed dogs. 

Food for dogs with sensitive stomachs

Sensitive Solutions

Features the SmartDefense™ System, with vitamins C & E.