Mini Bolonauzer

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15-20 lbs
Miniature Schnauzer
The Mini Bolonauzer is a rare hybrid that is a cross between the Bolognese and Miniature Schnauzer. These designer dogs often appear to be small, heavily built and deep-chested. Their most distinctive features are their thick, dense coats that can either be wiry or straight. The Mini Bolonauzer is a friendly, gentle companion that is easy to train and gets along with children and other pets. These hybrids may not be suited to apartment lifestyles due to their tendency to bark excessively. Overall, if you like to keep busy and live in a home with lots of room for the Mini Bolonauzer to roam and explore in, he'll make a wonderful addition to the family and will enjoy following you virtually everywhere.
Date of Origin
Bolognese and Miniature Schnauzer

Mini Bolonauzer Health

Average Size
Male Mini Bolonauzer size stats
Height: 12-14 inches Weight: 15-20 lbs
Female Mini Bolonauzer size stats
Height: 11-14 inches Weight: 15-20 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Portosystemic Shunt
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Cataracts
  • Shaker Dog Syndrome
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Periodontal Disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Canine Diabetes Mellitus (DM)
Occasional Tests
  • Ear Examination
  • X-ray imaging
  • Optical Examination
  • Blood And Urine Analysis
  • Full Physical Examination

Mini Bolonauzer Breed History

The Mini Bolonauzer is a new hybrid in the doggy world and is thought to have come on the scene around the mid to late 2000s. Not much is currently known about this hybrid and he is not yet recognized by any designer kennel clubs or registries. The Mini Bolonauzer is considered a rare breed as it stems from the Bolognese dog, a rare purebred breed that belongs to the Bichon family.  The Bolognese is considered an ancient breed that may have been in existence for over 2,000 years and was a favorite of many monarchs. The modern-day Bolognese can be traced back to a city in Italy known as Bologna. These aristocratic dogs often served as companion animals and mice catchers to wealthy people. The Minature Schnauzer is a breed that can be traced back to Northern and Central Germany. The breed was originally created during the 1800s by two Schnauzer and Affenpinscher enthusiasts who outcrossed the Standard Schnauzer with the Affenpinscher which gave rise to the modern day Miniature Schnauzer. The Minature Schnauzer was bred for the sole purpose of hunting vermin and protecting the flock; however, today they are mostly considered companion pets.

Mini Bolonauzer Breed Appearance

The Mini Bolonauzer is a strong built, compact small sized dog. These hybrids often appear to have dense, long, double coats that can often be wiry or straight and coarse to the touch. The head of the Mini Bolonauzer is rectangular in shape, whereas the muzzle tends to be long in length. Eyes are often dark brown and deep set, ears tend to sit high on the head but are often small and flopped downwards. Mini Bolonauzers have long muscular bodies, short legs, and tails that sit high and are sickle in shape. Attractive and energetic, this spunky breed is ready for action and looks the part.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Mini Bolonauzer eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Mini Bolonauzer nose
Coat Color Possibilities
gray Mini Bolonauzer coat
silver Mini Bolonauzer coat
black Mini Bolonauzer coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Mini Bolonauzer curly coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Mini Bolonauzer Breed Maintenance

The Mini Bolonauzer is not a low maintenance dog and owners should be aware that these dogs will require regular professional grooming The Mini Bolonauzer has long, dense hair that may be prone to matting. In order to keep his fur in fine form, it is essential to brush your hybrid's coat weekly with a pin brush to loosen knots and make the fur smooth. These hybrids can be prone to doggy odor; they may need to be bathed once or twice a month in order to leave them smelling their best. Some owners may choose to use a gentle dry shampoo or pet spray should their dog's skin be too sensitive for regular bathing. This hybrid is hypoallergenic, low drooling and does not shed. The Mini Bolonauzer is prone to dental disease. Because of the risk of tooth loss and decay, teeth should be brushed a few times a week. Ears should be checked and cleaned on a regular basis. Nails should be trimmed every 6 to 12 weeks.

Brushes for Mini Bolonauzer
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Mini Bolonauzer requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Mini Bolonauzer Temperament

The Mini Bolonauzer is energetic, and an affectionate companion that does well in all types of family households. These dogs are easy to train and if socialized at a young age they do get along quite nicely with children of all ages, as well as other pets. The Mini Bolonauzer can be a bit bossy and rambunctious, and may chase the family cat if they are bored. These events are not often aggressive and are simply your hybrid's way of entertaining himself.  When encountering strangers at the door, the Mini Bolonauzer may be a bit protective of the house and will show this through excessive barking. However, once accustomed to the visitor, these hybrids tend to relax and make friends.

Mini Bolonauzer Activity Requirements

The Mini Bolonauzer does not require extensive physical activity in order to meet their energy needs. They are often quite content if they are walked 3 times a day for about 20 to 30 minutes at a time. These dogs can be quite social and are encouraged to participate in doggy play groups and off-leash dog park visits. They will enjoy a good chase of a ball, fetching, training, and hiking. Though this hybrid may be on the lower end of the scale exercise-wise, don't neglect allowing him outdoor time. If he becomes bored he can be quite a handful. Unfortunately,  many  Mini Bolonauzer tend to be barkers and so they are not suited to apartments or the urban lifestyle where neighbors may be disturbed by his love of being vocal. 

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
8 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Mini Bolonauzer Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1.5 cups
Daily Cost
$1.2 - $1.3
Monthly Cost
$20 - $30

Mini Bolonauzer Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Mini Bolonauzer size stats at six months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 10 lbs
Female Mini Bolonauzer size stats at six months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 10 lbs
12 Months
Male Mini Bolonauzer size stats at 12 months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 13 lbs
Female Mini Bolonauzer size stats at 12 months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 13 lbs
18 Months
Male Mini Bolonauzer size stats at 18 months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 17 lbs
Female Mini Bolonauzer size stats at 18 months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 17 lbs

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