Connu comme le bichon Maltais à l'époque Romaine, Ce chien était un cadeau très apprécié à cette époque. Son origine est d'Italie.
Philippe II </wiki/Philippe_II_d%27Espagne> recut en cadeau 2 bichons Bolonais et il disait: " c'est le cadeau le plus royal qu'on puisse faire à un empereur".

Bolognese belong to the Bichon family group, which includes the Bichon Frise, Maltese, Lowchen, Havanese and Coton de Tulear. Although there are some similarities the Bolognese are a distinctive breed in their own right.
The Bolognese is an ancient breed of noble origins, and has its roots with Italian Aristocracy. The Bolognese today is considered a rare breed in most countries of the world. Many historical and famous personalities have favoured the Bolognese, including Madame La Marquise Pompadour (1721-1764), Catherine the Great of Russia (1729-1796), Marie Therese Empress of Austria (1717-1780) and more recently Marilyn Monroe

Beauchasseur Bolognese