About the Bolognese

These very endearing dogs, who wear such a serious expression, are known for their intelligence, their observant nature and their calm disposition. Their comical personality and curious nature make them well-loved family dogs.

Whether it’s curled up at home or out and about, the Bolognese is a devoted dog who loves nothing more than being around their human family.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

FCI Group 9, AKC Foundation Stock Service
Very small
Avg life expectancy
12–14 translations.feature.breeds.years

Loyal / Calm


  • Requires a lot of grooming
  • Makes a great family dog
  • Garden not essential