About the Bolognese
The Bichon Bolognese is a rare Italian breed only recognized by the European Kennel Clubs like the FCI and the Kennel Club of Great Britian and only recognized in the United States by the American Rare Breed Association and the United Kennel Club. The American Kennel Club and the Canadian Kennel Club gives the Bolognese a notable mention. They are one of the most delightful breeds you'll ever meet: always happy and always smiling. They are members of the Bichon family; other members include the ever popular Bichon Frisé, the Havanese, the Maltese, the Tvetnaya Bolonka, and some say the Lowchen as well. They were given as gifts between nobility and royalty as far back as the 11th century and gain much popular in Bologna Italy which they were named after.