About Bolognese Dogs
Bolognese Dogs are a very old breed; images of them have
been ancient Roman earthenware. They were considered a very precious dog,
particularly during the eleventh century.
Bolognese Dogs are related to small white dogs that
Aristote called “Melitensi” and that were largely found in the Mediterranean
regions due to sea trade and the continuous moving of merchant ships from one
country to another. During the Renaissance within the nobles it was custom to give
such small dogs as a present: it is proved that even Katherine II of Russia
used to have one of these dogs. Nowadays they are not so popular abroad, as
they are mainly bred in Italy.
Bolognese Dogs are
a small-sized dog, mesomorphic with a short compact body which fits in a
square. What makes this breed so particular is the long white reared hair.
They are a typical companion dog, they establishes a
strict relationship with their master and their family in terms of real need
for his life. They are very lively and clever, highly skilled at learning
things, so that they can be easily trained. Untiring playmate, they are
extremely loving; surely the are one of the most suitable breeds to have as a
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