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These very serious dogs are calm, even-tempered and very attached to their human companions.

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
Size category
Very small
Avg life expectancy
12–14 years

Loyal / Calm

Key facts

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

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