Bolognese History

The Bolognese was developed in Bologna, Italy as early as the eleventh or
twelfth century. The breed is a member of the Bichon family originating in
the Mediterranean area. It became a favorite of nobility during the Renaissance.

The Bolognese was gifted to Belgium royalty in the 16th century and even
today, the Belgium bloodlines show excellent conformation and temperment as
evidenced by the famous little dog, Elaine, who was the first 1981 World Champion.

 The Bolognese became an almost extinct breed due in part to the passing of the nobility.
A few breeders both in Italy and Belgium have restored it to its present popularity.

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Breed History
Standards & Characteristics

Berdot Bolognese
Breed History
Standards & Characteristics


To view the Tribute to Dorothy Goodale click the link below.

A Tribute to Dorothy Goodale

To go to the Bolognese Club of America site click on the link below.

Bolognese Club of America