The Bolognese are highly intelligent but yet comical in their demeanor. Almost everything I have ever read about them says they are a serious dog. Have they met one? The Bolognese is not as much of a clown as lets say the Havanese or the Bichon Frisé but we are still talking clownish just the same.
Do not take their clownish demeanour for stupidity either; they know just how to work a crowd and make adoring fans out of each of them all. The whole ‘chasing my tail’ thing usually is a sign of lacking brain cells with most breeds but I have seem the Bolognese do this as an attention grabber, this technique usually wins a few treats from their adoring on-lookers.
Not enough can ever be said for their intelligence; this can be a blessing for their owners or a curse and it all depends on how you want to look at it. They make great dogs for canine sports like obedience, agility, and fly ball because they are so easy and quick to teach them new tricks or commands.