Comprehensive Owners Guide: Bolognese
From the precious cargo of seafaring Mediterranean tradesmen, to an enchanting fashion accessory of the European aristocracy, to a rare and exotic pure-bred companion for 21st-century dog lovers, the Bolognese transports us with its distinctive loveliness and its affectionate character. The Italian edition of the bichon dogs, a family of small, cottony, predominantly white companion dogs, acquired its name from the city of Bologna and may be the rarest of all bichon-type dogs.
Author Wolfgang Knorr, a bichon specialist from Germany, has written a fascinating account of the Bolognese breed in this Special Rare-Breed Edition, the first full-color English-language book ever published on the breed. Guest author, toy-dog expert Amy Fernandez, has provided an overview of the breed’s introduction to the United States. This volume also discusses the breed’s character, its physical attributes and the breed standard. A thorough chapter on puppy selection, rearing and care offers owners reliable advice about these topics. New owners will also welcome the advice on house-training and obedience commands, as well as the sections on grooming, feeding, home safety and much more. A special chapter on preventive healthcare, written by renowned veterinarian Dr. Lowell Ackerman, provides up-to-date, accurate information on inoculations, parasites, spaying/neutering and much more.