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About Bolonoodle

6-12 lb
12-15 years
not applicable
Best Suited For
Singles, seniors, and families with children and other pets, living in a house or apartment, with or without a yard
Playful, social, loving, devoted, intelligent
Comparable Breed
Bolognese, Poodle
10-12 inches
Bolonoodle Basics

Also known as the Bolognesedoodle, Bolognesepoo, Bolodoodle, Bolopoo, and Bolondoodle, the Bolonoodle is an adorable little dog that is hard to resist.

Full of love and energy, these dogs are a true pleasure to be around, and they will make the perfect companion to anyone seeking an intelligent and loyal breed that will not hesitate to snuggle up or have some fun.

Before introducing a Bolonoodle to your family, keep reading to learn more about the breed and to find out if it really is the right match for you.

The Bolonoodle is a cross between a purebred Bolognese and Poodle.


The Bolonoodle is a designer crossbreed from the United States. It was developed over the last 10-15 years as designer canine breeds became popular.


The Bolonoodle is a cross between a purebred Bolognese and Poodle.

Food / Diet

Choose a high quality dog food that your dog will thrive on. Then feed your Bolonoodle roughly ½ cup to 1 cup of dry dog food per day, but divide this amount into two servings. If you would like to add some canine wet food, simply adjust the amount of dry food that you are feeding so that your dog will be able to get adequate nutrition without gaining too much weight.

Full of love and energy, Bolonoodles are a true pleasure to be around.


The Bolonoodle is a breed that is typically easy to train, thanks to this dog’s devotion to his owners, his willingness and eagerness to please, and his high level of intelligence. You will likely find that you’ll need to use fewer repetitions to teach your dog a command, especially when compared to a lot of other canine breeds. This means that you can spend less time training your dog and more time having fun with him.

Be aware, though, that these little dogs can be a bit mischievous while they are young. However, if you use consistent and firm training that includes treats and rewards, as well as praise and a positive approach, you should find that your dog’s behavior improves.


A small-sized breed, the Bolonoodle weighs between 6 and 12 pounds.

Temperament / Behavior

It’s hard not to fall in love with a Bolonoodle, as these dogs are extremely affectionate, loyal, and devoted to their family. This is an ideal breed for just about anyone, as these dogs thoroughly enjoy getting love and attention from their human companions.

These social pooches like being around a variety of people, and they won’t hesitate to curl up in your lap to snuggle with you. When they’re not relaxing, they will be playful and entertaining, as well as inquisitive and clever.

Before bringing a Bolonoodle home, just make sure you have the time to devote to this dog, as this breed is known for requiring plenty of playtime and attention.

Common Health Problems

As is the case with all hybrid dog breeds, the Bolonoodle has the potential to inherit some of the health conditions that commonly affect its parent breeds, but there is no guarantee that this will happen to your dog. Every canine is an individual, and there’s no way to determine what his long-term health will be.

Mixed breed dogs tend to be quite healthy compared to purebred canines. Nevertheless, it is good to be aware of the conditions that the Bolognese and Poodle breeds are prone to. In particular, you should keep an eye out for problems like hip dysplasia, eye conditions, and obesity.

Life Expectancy

The Bolonoodle has an average lifespan of 12 to 15 years.

Exercise Requirements

Despite being small and not requiring long walks, the Bolonoodle does require a good amount of activity. You can let your furry friend play in your enclosed and secure backyard if you have one, or you can bring him to the dog park. You can also go on short walks with your dog once or twice per day, as well as provide your pooch with a variety of toys to remain occupied indoors.

The Bolonoodle will make the perfect companion to anyone seeking an intelligent and loyal breed.

Recognized Clubs

The Bolonoodle is not recognized by the American Kennel Club, as it is considered to be a hybrid breed. However, this breed is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC), the Designer Breed Registry (DBR), the Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC), the Dog Registry of America, Inc. (DRA), and the International Designer Canine Registry (IDCR).


The Bolonoodle has a coat that can be described as fluffy and medium in length. It is also somewhere between curly and wavy, and these dogs are low shedders (some may even be considered non-shedders). They also feature a single coat and are hypoallergenic.

In order to prevent matting, you should brush your Bolonoodle’s fur one or two times each week. This will also help keep him clean. A rubber bristle paddle will work well on this breed’s curly coat, which may also need to be trimmed every few months by a groomer.


The little Bolonoodle is super cute as an adult, so these tiny, delicate, adorable puppies will attract loads of attention. Be sure to give your puppy plenty of toys to learn, grow, and release his energy.

It is also always a good idea to start training and socializing your puppy as soon as possible to help him become calm, confident, and comfortable around other pets and people.

To house train the Bolonoodle, you may find that it’s best to follow a crate training approach, or you can use puppy pads.

Photo credit: Grace/Flickr; lorenzo savini/Flickr; Scott Kraft/Flickr

Lisa Selvaggio
Lisa Selvaggio

Lisa Selvaggio is a freelance writer and editor, and our resident cats-pert, with certifications in pet nutrition and pet first aid. She enjoys producing content that helps people understand animals better so they can give their pets a safe and happy home.

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