Bolognese

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Overview
Closely related to the Havanese and Bichon Frise, the Bolognese originated in Italy during the 11th century. A favorite of Renaissance nobility, this breed was often presented to Belgian Royalty as gifts. With the passing of nobility the Bolognese nearly became extinct. The breed was restored and revived by Gian Franco Giannelli and is quite rare in the United States.
Character
The Bolognese are small, sturdy, and compact. They are extremely docile, exuberant, and devoted. This breed is highly intelligent and possess a pleasing disposition and vibrant expression.
Temperament
The Bolognese breed does best in a home with older considerate children. They do well with other animals. The Bolognese form very close bonds with thier family and suffer from separation anxiety if ignored or left alone for extended periods of time. If separation anxiety occurs this breed will become destructive and bark incessantly. They are easily intimidated and are shy and suspicious toward strangers without proper socialization. This Bolognese breed makes a good watchdog due to keen eyesight and acute hearing.
Care
Daily brushing of the Bolognese is required to prevent matting. Monthly grooming is recommended. Due to the rarity of this breed and limited human intervention, the Bolognese have no health issues.
Coat
The coat of the Bolognese is long, dense, and fluffy; covering the entire body from head to tail. This is a single coat breed that sheds little to no hair.
Training
Early socialization and obedience training are a must. Bolognese are quick to learn but there may be difficulty in housebreaking. The crate training method is recommended. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, and consistency.
Activity
The Bolognese will do okay in an apartment provided they are given time and attention and are not left alone for extended periods of time. This breed thrives on companionship and benefits from a daily walk or free play in a small yard.
Weight
4.5-9 lbs
Height
Male: 10.5-12; Female: 10-11 inches
Color(s)
Pure White
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

Learn what to expect when researching the price of Bolognese puppies.

How much do Bolognese puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Bolognese varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Bolognese puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Bologneses sold is $1,400.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Bolognese with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,900 upwards to $5,000 or even more for a Bolognese with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Bologneses sold is $900.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,400.00
Average Price: $900.00
Top Quality: $1,900.00 to $5,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 516 Bolognese puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Bolognese puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Bologneses true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Bolognese Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 516 Bolognese dogs.
  • 1. Prince
  • 2. Beauty
  • 3. Master
  • 4. Matty
  • 5. Velvet
  • 6. Bianca
  • 7. Bella
  • 8. Hubi
  • 9. Matt
  • 10. Oreo
  • 11. Adorable
  • 12. Mike
  • 13. Snow
  • 14. Coal
  • 15. Cookie
  • 16. Mindy
  • 17. Mitch
  • 18. Clooney
  • 19. Dice
  • 20. Magic

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Anonymous asked:
I live in WV and I go to school from 7:00 to 2:30. My mom stays home, with 3 younger siblings. If I got a Bolognese puppy would it be good for my family?

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The Bolognese Dog would do fine in your family home. Just make sure the dog gets the exercise he/she needs every day and they will be happy to play with the family when your siblings get older. An adult dog would be the best thing for your family, as raising a puppy takes a lot of work and it is not fair to expect your mother to raise four children and a puppy.

Anonymous asked:
I am looking for a small dog that is smart and won't destroy everything! I have school from 6 to 2:30 would a Bolognese dog be the right one for me and if not what kind of dog should I get?

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The Bolognese Dog should be fine for yourself. But remember, an adult dog that is well trained and well exercised will not be destructive. But crating your dog will give you peace of mind knowing that the dog is in a safe place at all times.

Anonymous asked:
i really want a bolognese puppy but i am at school from 8:20 to 4:00. will this be okay if i... i really want a bolognese puppy but i am at school from 8:20 to 4:00. will this be okay if i leave him/her alone? my neighbors have a pug/bulldog (i dont know) and 2 cats. only the cats come into our garden. will this be okay? does it need long walks, i am only planning on walking a dog max. 30 mins per day.

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A puppy in general is not for you. Puppies need a TON of socialization time, exercise and work put into them. An adult dog is what you need. But not a Bolognese Dog, as they need at least an hour of exercise a day. Unless you plan on adopting an adult or senior dog, do not get one, as most breeds of dogs need at least an hour a day.

Anonymous asked:
Does the Bolognese bark its head off when a leaf blows by? I have an older dog who is a senior, will this breed go crazy at her too?

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Unless you've met a Bolognese Dog that has barked at a leaf when it blows by, your assumption makes no sense. No well trained, well exercised, socialized dog will 'go crazy' over a leaf blowing by. If you plan on getting another dog while your senior dog is alive, please do introductions slowly and understand that your senior dog was there first. He/She deserves as much time if not more as the new dog.

Anonymous asked:
Is it normal for Bolognese puppies to eat their stool and is it harmful?

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Any time a dog starts eating its own feces (or any feces for that matter) it signals that there is a nutritional lack. Take a look at what you are feeding your dog. Get away from Kibble. Look at what a dog would eat in nature if it was wild (meat and vegetables, no grains). A dogs digestive system is not set up to digest grains. If a dog is properly fed, the stool does not have any smell. Check into the "BARF" diet. If your dog eats feces for an extended time, it can become a habit, which will be hard to break.

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Updated: 9/24/2017