Dog Bolognese – Bolognese Italian origin
Lapdog is one of the few breeds of dogs are known to virtually everybody. More recently, when in our country and a special variety of the species was not observed, any small white dog with fluffy fur called dog. Today, we suddenly found out that Maltese dogs are different, and one of the most popular French Bichon. But what is remarkable, is called the Bichon Bolognese, which is in fact not at all French, and Italian. And this breed is known as the Bolognese and the Bolognese just.
Adorable and playful not only puppies Bolognese dogs, but also adults. They are very affectionate, cheerful and obedient. In addition, bolognesi calm, not irritable, that in General it is uncommon for small breeds. And sociability of these dogs and a sincere desire not to upset the owner make them ideal companions. Let’s learn more about this fashionable breed of dogs.
The history of the breed
Its origin this breed of dog takes in Northern Italy, where bolognesi kept as dogs hunt rats in ports and on ships. However, the beauty of these dogs played with them a good joke. Appreciated the appearance of small white the rat-catchers and noble ladies, and then bolognesi safely moved from dirty ports to the boudoir of wealthy Italians.
Apparently lapdogs were not the only inhabitants of the noble houses, because the appearance of the ladies ‘ Pets has changed: their fur has securefiles. And the reason for this transformation, according to the handlers, were the poodles. Whatever it was, but its modern appearance bolognesi obliged Italian lapdogs and poodles. And close relatives of Italian lapdogs are even Havanese and Bichon the French.
By the way the Bologna dogs they were called in Germany at the reminder of what brought the breed was from Bologna. By the way, in Russia Bolognese appeared in the eighteenth century, and the first host of these dogs become ladies-in-waiting of Catherine the great. And in the private quarters of the Empress lived these intelligent and incredibly cute dogs. And before the Russian autocrat (sixteenth century) praised Bolognese king Philip II of Spain. Received them as a gift, Philip called lapdogs gift worthy of the Emperor. In General, bolognesi long time has taken in the Royal palaces, and was even depicted in the paintings of court painters. And how was Italian lapdogs before, can be seen in the paintings of Pieter Bruegel, Titian and Goya.
The breed standard
This breed is sometimes confused with the Maltese lapdogs, which is not surprising, as these breeds share a common ancestry. Still, this is a completely different dog that discerns the exterior and to the breed standard.
Bolognese have a round head with a flat skull and a sharp transition from forehead to muzzle, the front of which is almost square. The nose is straight back and large black nostrils. The eyes of these dogs are also big and round, very interesting color: dark ochre, with a black outline. High set and long ears hanging on the cartilage.
The body bolognesi square with a broad chest and dry (without suspension) neck. Back straight, and the croup (the loin) is very wide and gently sloping. Relatively short legs placed in parallel, pasterns oval, pads and claws are black. The tail ring is bent and curled over the back.
The Bolognese dog is covered with long (on the muzzle a little shorter) with a light curl hair. To touch the hair soft and fluffy, but without undercoat. The coat color is only white, without any mark or spots.
In General, it is a small, stocky and compact dog, the height at the withers which is not more than thirty inches in boys and twenty eight girls. And weight Bolognese must not exceed four pounds.
It is a very peaceful dog, Bolognese gets along fine with any other Pets. He is very lively and playful, but fortunately the owners, active only on the outside where he likes to run and frolic. But the house these dogs are surprisingly quiet and are quiet. This characteristic makes them desirable Pets in families with young children, which bolognesi are friendly. By the way, these dogs are generally friendly and sociable, however, to acquaint them with people and accustomed to the street and loud noises need from puppyhood. Raised in isolation, the puppies, growing up, become timid and fearful dogs.
To educate them should be the same with early childhood. In any case it is impossible to spoil and humanize these dogs (although the exterior Bolognese to it has). Pampered puppies do not want and can not stay alone, starting a plaintive yelp and whine. Furthermore indulging the whims will lead to the fact that you will grow a little and disobedient tyrant.
However, all is not so scary. Puppies Bolognese (as well as adult dogs) is easily trainable, they are intelligent and, with proper upbringing do not cause the hosts any problems. Like any small dog Bolognese can be trained to defecate in a tray that does not relieve owners of the need daily walks. Trips contribute to the good physical form of a dog, her health and, importantly, mental development.
Care and maintenance
This breed of dog definitely home: she doesn’t need lots of “space” and feels great in urban environments. Despite the “rich” coat, which is covered with Bolognese, caring for it easy. Wool Bolognese do not shed, but for a tidy look should be brushed, otherwise it strays into mats. Also, this breed requires occasional bathing (no more than once per month) and grooming.
The food is Italian lapdogs are not picky and do not need a special diet. Special health problems have also occurs, with the exception of possible eye diseases and allergies. Bolognesi live on average twelve to fourteen years old and with good maintenance and inheritance and eighteen.
In short, the Bolognese dog is a great option for those wishing to get a miniature dog with a striking appearance and good character. And if you’ve decided to purchase this baby, then certainly you will not regret about the purchase. Little fluffy dog will fill your home with joy and your life meaning.