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The Full Bolognese Description

Indicative Breed Standard

General Appearance

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

Characteristics

Intelligent, companionable.

Temperament

Reserved.

Head and Skull

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

Eyes

Large, round, dark with well pigmented rims.

Ears

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

Mouth

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

Neck

Clean, medium length.

Forequarters

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

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.

Hindquarters

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

Feet

Oval, black nails and pads. Dewclaws customarily removed.

Tail

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

Gait/Movement

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

Coat

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).

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