meet theBolognese


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Club Contact Details

Club: Bichon Bolognese Association of America, Inc
Name: Diane Heseltvan Dinter
Address: W7130 Center Valley Road, Shiocton, WI 54170

Club: American Bolognese Club
Name: Marsha England
Address: 24954 T 75 RD. Cedaredge, Colorado, 81413


Did You Know?

The Bolognese is also known as the Bichon Bolognese.

The Bolognese belongs to the Bichon family group, which includes the Bichon Frise, Coton de Tulear, Havanese, Löwchen and Maltese. All of the Bichon breeds have some similarities, but the...

The Bolognese has been recorded in the Foundation Stock Service since 1999.

Bolognese can be seen in tapestry work produced by Flemish craftsmen dating as far back as the 17th century. The Duke Frederico Gonzaga was painted caressing his Bolognese by the Venetian...

The Bolognese has been assigned the Toy Group designation.

The breed features also in paintings by Goya, Bosse, Wattenau and noticeably hasn't changed much at all over the years.

This breed was developed centuries ago in Bologna, Italy.

Bolognese were valued as very special gifts. During the renaissance they were favourites of the courts and nobility. Cosimo de Medici gave eight to Brussels as gifts to Belgian noblemen....

The Duke d'Este gave two to King Philip 11 of Spain, who in return wrote a letter to him saying "that these two little dogs are the most royal gifts one can make to an Emperor." Other well...

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
White 199


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code