Bolognese puppies are related closely to the Bichon Frise and Havanese and originated in the 11th century Italy. This breed was a favorite of Renaissance nobility and were often given as gifts to Belgian Royalty. When nobility passed, the Bolognese were practically extinct. They were revived by Gian Franco Giannelli and is rare in the United States.


Bolognese puppies do well with apartment living as long as they get the time and attention they need and aren’t left along for long time periods. They thrive on companionship and must have a daily walk or get to play in a small yard.


Bolognese puppies need to be brushed daily so their coats don’t get matted. Full grooming should be done monthly. This is a rare breed with limited human intervention, which makes them have no known health concerns.


The Bolognese dogs are small, compact and sturdy. They’re very exuberant, devoted and docile. They have a high intelligence, a pleasing nature and excited expression.


Bolognese puppies have a coat that is long, fluffy and dense. It covers the whole body from their heads to their tails. They have a single coat and shedding is minimal to none.


Bolognese dogs do best in homes with older children. They get along with other animals, and also form very close bonds with members of their family. These dogs suffer from separation anxiety if they’re ignored or left alone for a long time. This can make them bark incessantly and destructive. They’re shy and suspicious with strangers when not properly socialized. This breed makes excellent watchdogs because of their acute hearing and keen eyesight.


Bolognese puppies must have early obedience training and socialization. They’re fast learners but may have some difficulties with housebreaking. Crate training method probably works best for these dogs. All training must be conducted with fairness, consistency and firmness.