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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.