A true companion dog, the Bolognese dog loves to be by its family’s side. However, they also love to get their own way and can be quite crafty about it, so beware: you could find yourself being manipulated by a ten-pound furball. Although these are purebred dogs, you may find them in the care of shelters or rescue groups. Remember to adopt. Don’t buy if you want to take a dog home. Sensitive and affectionate, Bologneses are true companion dogs. They have a lot of personality in a tiny body and adapt easily to apartment life. These puppies don’t like to be left alone for long hours of the day. Instead, they will prefer to accompany you wherever you go. But while these puppies adore their humans, they also have a stubborn side when it comes to training. Teach these dogs with lots of positive reinforcement and avoid harsh reprimands. If you do, you’ll have a loving, well-behaved family member who won’t leave your side.


Comical and curious, this intelligent and devoted dog loves to spend time with his people, whether on walks, running errands or playing with the kids. He belongs to the white and fluffy bichon family – he is also known as the Bolognese bichon – and is originally from the Italian city of Bologna, from which he takes his name. He is excellent at manipulating people to get his way, and can be difficult to housebreak, so you have to be patient and consistent.