The Kennel Club





Bolognese




The sequence follows FCI breed standard.

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE OFFICIAL VALID STANDARD

: October 2009

CLASSIFICATION

: Toy

GENERAL APPEARANCE

: Small white Toy dog with square, compact outline and distinctive coat.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

: Intelligent, companionable.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

: Friendly but reserved with strangers.

HEAD

: Wide flat skull. Nose to stop slightly shorter than from stop to occiput. Accentuated stop. Nose large, black.

FACIAL REGION

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Muzzle

: Jaws level, with perfect, regular scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

Eyes

: Large, round, dark with well pigmented rims.

Ears

: Set on high, long, pendulous, carried away from head giving a broad appearance to head.

NECK

: Clean, medium length.

BODY

: Well sprung ribs, brisket reaching to elbows making half overall height at withers. Level back, loins slightly arched. Point of shoulder to point of buttock equals height at withers.

TAIL

: Set on at level of croup carried curved over back. Well feathered.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

: Shoulders well laid, legs straight with slightly sloping pasterns. Elbows close to body.

FEET

: Oval, black nails and pads.

HINDQUARTERS

: Well muscled, moderate turn of stifle, hocks well let down.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

: Normal and smart. Legs moving parallel. Ambling highly undesirable.

COAT

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HAIR

: Long, flocked without curl covering entire head and body. Shown in natural state.

COLOUR

: Pure white without markings, not even simple shadings. Lips, eyelids, nose and nails black.

SIZE

: Dogs 27-30.5 cms (101/2-12 ins). Bitches 25.5-28 cms (10-11 ins).

FAULTS

: Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog and on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.