Description of the Bolognese breed
Let me introduce you the Bolognese breed. Detailed breed standard and description with pictures about our favourite breed, the Bolognese.
Bolognese: FCI – Standard Nr. 196.
Country of Origin: Olaszország
Companion Dog FCI 9.
Serious, generally not very active. Enterprising, docile, very much attached to his master and his entourage.
Small size, stocky and compact, covered with a pure white coat, long and fluffy.
Square built, the length of the body being equal to the height at the withers.
Teeth white, evenly aligned, with strong and complete dentition. Articulation of incisors as scissor bite; pincer bite tolerated.
Set on an almost frontal plan; well opened, of superior to normal in size. Eyelid opening is round; the eyeball must not be prominent; the white of the eye is not visible. The rims of the eyelids must be black, and the iris of a dark ochre colour.
High set, they are long and hanging, but rather rigid at their base, so that the upper part of the external ear is detached from the skull, giving thus the impression of the head being larger than it really is.
Set in the line of the croup, carried curved over the back.
Long all over the body, from head to tail, from the top line to the feet. It is shorter on the muzzle. Rather fluffy, thus not lying flat, but in flocks; never forms fringes
Colour of the coat
Pure white, without any patches nor any shades of white. Puppies' coat can contain light brown patches which will disappear later.
Free, energetic, with a noble and distinguished head carriage.
Size and Weight
Height at the withers: 25-32 cm
Weight: 3,5-5 kg
In my opinion, normal size Bolos ( 4-5 kg) are healthier than very small ones.
They can live up to 15 - 18 years.