This one is as friendly as it is cute! The Bolonoodle is a pup that is known to be positively bursting at the seams with love for its humans. This breed is incredibly affectionate and also loves to have fun. They will be glad to snuggle up next to you for a nice long cuddle session on the couch. The Bolonoodle breed is the wonderful result of a cross between a Poodle and a Bolognese, and they go by a variety of different names such as Bolognesepoo, Bolopoo, and Bolodoodle. These dogs are highly intelligent thanks to their Poodle genes and are an absolute pleasure to have around. They are guaranteed to make a wonderful addition to any loving home!
The Bolonoodle is a relatively recent addition to the Doodle club, emerging onto the scene sometime in the last ten to fifteen years. Due to their mixed nature, there is a lack of interest in this breed as opposed to their purebred parents, which has resulted in a severe lack of documentation. It is because of this reason that it is rather difficult to trace the origin of the Bolonoodle. It is likely that the breed already existed in nature through accidental breeding long before any efforts to intentionally bring the Bolognese and Poodle began. No breeder has so far laid claim to mixing the two for the first time. The Bolonoodle is not a registered breed. However, they have a large following comprised of admirers and dog owners all across the world.
This pooch is one social butterfly! The Bolonoodle loves being the absolute center of attention and truly thrive when they are being showered with love and appreciation. These pups are hard not to fall in love with. Incredibly sweet-natured and affectionate, the Bolonoodle is always up for some snuggling. They love being around people and making new friends. A highly intelligent breed, they are sensitive and so should never be treated harshly. All they truly want is to play and have fun, making sure they are surrounded by their loved ones at all times. The Bolonoodle is also incredibly loyal and is guaranteed to be a friend for life.
An average Bolonoodle will grow up to be anywhere between 10to 12 inches tall and weigh around 6 to 12 pounds.
While these pups usually enjoy good health thanks to some level of hybrid vigor that they possess due to the increased gene pool in mixed breeding, the best guarantee for a healthy dog are healthy parents. Before buying a Bolonoodle puppy from a breeder, you must check the health clearance certificates of both parents. If a breeder mates dogs that are younger than 2 years old, steer clear of buying from them as genetic illnesses are usually not detected before that age. Regular vet visits are essential in ensuring good health so that any potential issues are caught and treated early on. Issues that your Bolonoodle may be predisposed to include eye diseases, hip dysplasia, as well as obesity.
While their exercise needs may not be rigorous, the Bolonoodle needs to release their pent-up energy daily. Otherwise, these dogs may become destructive. A short walk or an indoor play session should be good enough for the Bolonoodle. If you have a fenced yard, these pups can play around in, they will enjoy a game of fetch and chase after a frisbee with joy. They are very intelligent, which means they need quite a bit of mental stimulation as well. They like to stay active and engaged, so it is a good idea to provide them with toys and trinkets to play with at all times. These pups are easy to train but may make mischief when they are young. Use a lot of positive reinforcements, and this dog should be good to go.
Speak to a veterinarian to assess your pup’s nutritional needs before designing a feeding plan. Divide up their recommended daily serving into two to three separate meals to keep your pup satisfied and prevent any gastric issues. Steer clear of free-feeding.
The Bolonoodle’s coat can vary in curliness, ranging from wavy to tight curls. In most cases, these will be fluffy dogs. Their coats are generally low-shedding thanks to their Poodle genes. Some of these pups shed so less they may even be considered non-shedding.
Regular brushing is always a good practice to ensure your Bolonoodle’s coat stays shiny, healthy, and soft. Brushing will keep it free of tangles and any matted fur, making sure it stays fluffy. Do not bathe your pup more than necessary since the soap and water may dry out their skin and cause irritation. Have their nails clipped if they don’t wear away naturally, and brush your pup’s teeth regularly.
An average Bolonoodle puppy will cost around $800.
Here is a list of organizations that shelter Bolonoodles (among other breeds):