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Bolonoodle Breed


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Physical Characteristics:
Height: 10-12”
Weight: 6-12 lbs.
Energy Level: Low – Moderate
The Bolonoodle is found in the following colors:

  • Black
  • Brown cream
  • Golden
  • Tan
  • White

Health & Longevity

Average Life Span: 12-15 years
The Bolonoodle is a hybrid breed of the Bolognese and the Poodle. This breed is considered to be very healthy and there are not any major health problems known to the breed. While the breed is safe from major health concerns, there are some secondary concerns that you should keep an eye out for.

Secondary conditions include obesity, eye problems, and hip dysplasia. It is important to work closely with your veterinarian and breeder to make sure that these medical conditions are not passed down to your puppy.

Obesity is a concern in the Bolonoodle, so you must pay attention to what your pup eats and how much exercise he or she receives. Obesity can lead to many other complications such as heart disease, trouble walking, and impaired body functions. If you think that your pup is obese, you should speak with your veterinarian to find out what type of diet your puppy should be on.

Eye problems are another concern and can occur in your pup. These problems are usually not serious and may only be a simple eye infection or dry eyes, both of which can be corrected with medication. Sometimes, more serious eye conditions occur, which include retinal atrophy, blindness, and cataracts.

Lastly, your pup may have hip dysplasia. This condition occurs when the hip joint is deformed, or it does not fit into the socket correctly. Over time, the cartilage over the joint becomes worn down as unnecessary pressure is placed on it. This condition is painful for your pup.

The Bolonoodle’s life expectancy is 12 to 15 years.

Temperament & Train-ability

The Bolonoodle has a wonderful temperament and is considered to be a pup that is affectionate, smart, and friendly. You will find that this breed loves to cuddle up with you and will provide you with more love than you can handle at any time.

In fact, your Bolonoodle will sit with you whenever you let him or her and you will often find that at least one part of their body is nearby one part of yours all of the time.

This breed is known to be loyal to its owner and strives to gain your attention in any way that he or she can. This pup loves companionship and should not be left at home for a long period of time, as separation anxiety may occur.

When you first bring your new puppy home, you will notice that he or she is very curious and may get into things that he or she should not. As your pup ages, this curiosity side of him or her will tone down quite a bit.

Your Bolonoodle is not going to be a watch dog, so do not expect him or her to bark at strangers or ward them off. In fact, many pups from this breed welcome people into their home with a wag and lick.

This breed is wonderful with children and will do well with other pets in the home, especially when socialized early on.

Training will come easy and your pup does have a willingness to please you and perform the tricks and commands that you want. You do need to make sure that you are firm, but positive when you train your Bolonoodle. Harsh methods do not work and should not be used.

You will find that your Bolonoodle does not need a lot of exercise, which makes this a great breed for an apartment or condo. You simply need to make sure you walk your pup once per day for at least 15 minutes.


The Bolonoodle does not have a lot of requirements when it comes to grooming, so this breed is a great option for those who do not want to do a lot of grooming. This breed does not shed a lot, so you will not have to clean up hair on a regular basis.

You should make sure that you brush your pup’s coat at least a few times per week to remove any hair that does become loose and also to remove any tangles. If your pup has more of the Poodle coat, you may need to take him or her to the groomer every couple of months or so.

You only need to bathe your pup when he or she needs it and when you do, make sure you choose a mild shampoo that will not dry out your pup’s skin. While a bath schedule is not required, you do want to make sure that you clean out your pup’s ears at least once per week. This will help remove any dirt and buildup that may occur over the week.

Lastly, you should trim your pup’s nails to prevent overgrowth of them, but if you are not confident enough to do it, make sure you take your pup to the groomer to have it done.


You can expect your Bolonoodle to consume anywhere between 1/2 cup to 1 cup of dry food per day. You do want to make sure you choose a quality brand of dry food that does not contain a lot of chemicals and by-products.

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A Bolonoodle puppy will cost you anywhere between $650 and $800 depending on the breeder you choose and the demand of the puppy at the time. In addition to the cost of the puppy, you should also factor in costs for recurring medical expenses, food and supplies, and any emergencies that may arise.

Paws ‘N’ Pups Ranking

Paws ‘N’ Pups ranks every breed out of 4 with 1 being easiest to integrate into your life and 4 being the toughest – The lower the ranking the better.

Ranking takes into account a few basic factors including cost, skill level needed, high vs low maintenance and how critical regular training is to success. The Bolonoodle is a small breed dog that will bring a lot of joy to your household. He or she does not require a lot of exercise and is a wonderful choice for apartment or condo living. You will find that this breed does well with kids and other pets in the house. This breed ranks a 1.


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