Life expectancy

15 years

Age adult

10 months

Height (Shoulder height)

29 cm


3 kg

Coat texture

long-haired / curly

Coat color


Common illnesses

patellar dislocation / teeth problems

Food expenses per month in €

about € 13

Suitable for children

Rather yes

Needs a garden

Rather not

Hunting motivated / needs alternative employment

Rather not

First dog suitable

Rather yes

Allergy friendly

Rather yes




Needs more attention

Care and grooming

Medium grooming effort

Eager to learn



Needs more exercise


sensitive / happy / playful / clingy / loving

Bred for

preferred by aristocracy, companion dog

Common illnesses

patellar dislocation / teeth problems

Dog type according to FCI

companion and toy dogs

FCI description

Dogs of this group were not bred to fulfill a certain function (hunting, hating, ...), but to be a good companion for humans. They look very different, also character-wise they vary strongly. Many are self-confident, social and lovable. With loving education and enough species-appropriate occupation, you can find here a pleasant and faithful companion in the everyday life, who can adapt mostly well.

Short description

The feisty Bolognese is very endearing, sensitive and playful. He is very sociable and has very strong bonds with his owners. His coat is suitable for people with allergies.

This information is indicative and adheres to the breed standard. Each animal is an individual and has a personal character, as well as its own needs. Thus, a breed is not a guarantee of certain behaviors, etc.