Bolonoodles puppies are very intelligent dogs and although their physical exercise requirements are not high, they do need mental stimulation to keep them from getting into trouble. Bolonoodles are very attentive and may do well at obedience training, but they can become bored if the training is too repetitive. Try to keep it fresh and different and you’ll be surprised how quickly they learn! The bolonoodle breed is an extremely social dog and what they want to be doing most is whatever you are doing; they are typically friendly and affectionate with everybody, family members, strangers, strange dogs, children, and even other animals.
As friendly and outgoing as they are, interaction with very small children or with larger dogs should be limited to calm, supervised play to avoid allowing the dog to get hurt or to develop nipping behaviors as a defense mechanism. These sweetheart teddy bear doodle dogs are not excessively energetic, and while they are always ready to play, they are just as content to curl up beside you or in your lap while you work or relax.
As is the case with all hybrid dog breeds, bolonoodles 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.
We strive to have all our parent dogs tested to prevent any of these common problems, but it can’t always be prevented, even in parents that tested clean. Good breeding practices say that having the dam and sire tested beforehand is the best you can do to prevent such issues from arising.
Particular to the bolonoodle puppy is the concern for obesity. Because they love being with their owners and some dogs will eat whatever is given to them, they can have a tendency toward obesity; so as long as their meals are proper size and they get the activity they need this shouldn’t be a concern either.
Bolonoodle puppies are often referred to as teddy bear dogs because of the similar look to that of a teddy bear. Their size is also a big part of why people love calling the bolonoodle a teddy bear doodle dog. They typically range from 5 lbs. up to 15 lbs. Their size depends largely on the size of their parents.
The Bolonoodle has lower exercise needs than many other breeds and is often quite content with several short walks throughout the day, although they will just as happily accompany you on a longer one as well. A rousing session of indoor playtime can be quite satisfactory as well in many cases, as these teddy bear dogs require very little room for a good romp, making them excellent candidates for living in apartments, condos, or townhomes. They are intelligent animals who enjoy and may excel at advanced obedience training. Although the Bolognese was mainly bred to be a companion, the poodle was bred as a water retriever and, as such, your Bolonoodle may enjoy playing fetch or swimming as well.
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. If you are consistent with training that includes treats and rewards, as well as praise and a positive approach, you should find that your teddy bear dog’s behavior improves.