Toy Fox Terrier vs Bolognese

Compare the Toy Fox Terrier to the Bolognese. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Toy Fox Terriers and Bolognese.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the Toy Fox Terrier and Bolognese are good choices for new or inexperienced owners.
  • Children - Both the Toy Fox Terrier and Bolognese are great with children.
  • Grooming - The Toy Fox Terrier is very easy to groom. The Bolognese has very high grooming needs.
  • Barking - Both the Toy Fox Terrier and Bolognese are very vocal and will bark/howl frequently.
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Toy Fox Terrier vs Bolognese
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Bolognese
Breed NameToy Fox TerrierBolognese
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoYes
Lifespan13-15 yrs.12-15 yrs.
Height8½-11½ in.9-12 in.
Weight3½-7 lb8-14 lb
IntelligenceHighAverage
History
Origin CountryUnited StatesSpain
Origin Year1930 AD1500 BC
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyGoodVery Good
Stranger FriendlyGoodVery Good
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Likes To Snuggle
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentYesYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardNoYes
Medium YardNoNo
Large YardNoNo
Temperature Tolerance ¹55°F to 80°F40°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsVery OftenVery Often
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHighMedium-High
Exercise RequiredMediumMedium
Top Running Speed16 mph12 mph
StrengthLowLow
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceLow-MediumHigh-Very High
SheddingLowNone-Low
DanderLowNone-Low
Drool AmountNoneNone

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameToy Fox TerrierBolognese
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoYes
AverageNoNo
Focused & PatientYesNo
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageAverage
ChasingBelow AverageAverage
Follow CommandsAverageAverage
FightingBelow AverageBelow Average
GuardingBelow AverageAverage
HerdingBelow AverageBelow Average
HuntingBelow AverageBelow Average
ProtectionBelow AverageBelow Average
Remove VerminBelow AverageAverage
SleddingVery LowVery Low
WatchBelow AverageAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameToy Fox TerrierBolognese
Lifespan
Lifespan13-15 yrs.12-15 yrs.
Common Health Issues
Chronic Eye IrritationNoYes
Demodectic MangeYesNo
Hip DysplasiaNoYes
Legg-perthes DiseaseYesYes
Von Willebrand's DiseaseYesNo
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameToy Fox TerrierBolognese
Coat
FurYesNo
HairNoYes
Coat Type
Smooth CoatYesNo
Curly CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
StraightYesNo
SilkyNoYes
WavyNoYes
WoolyNoYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesNo
MediumNoYes
LongNoYes
Coat Color(s)
White & BlackYesNo
White & TanYesNo
White, Black, & TanYesNo
White, Chocolate, & TanYesNo
WhiteNoYes