Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka Resource

Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka

The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka (literally “colored lap dog” or “colored Bichon”) is a unique Russian toy breed descended from the French Bolonka and a variety of other small breeds combined and refined in Russia. Because of Russia’s traditionally utilitarian attitude toward dogs, toy breeds were once scarce in Russia. But in the 1960s, as the Soviet Union loosened restrictions on dog breeding, more toy breeds arose. An affectionate dog that bonds intensely with its human owners, the Tsvetnaya Bolonka has a big dog’s protective instinct and deportment, but a little dog’s lively animation. The breed gets along well with other dogs and pets, including small animals. The long, wavy, silky, double coat with big, loose curls requires frequent brushing to keep it free of mats. Hair may be left to cover the eyes or tied up in a topknot. About 91/2 to 10 inches tall and sturdy, the Tsvetnaya Bolonka is less fragile than many toy breeds and makes a good playmate for children and a calm, attentive companion for seniors.

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Breed Details

Country of Origin:
Small Dog Breed
Any color other than white.

Dense, thick, silky and soft, forming large curls or wavy

AKC Group:
UKC Group:
9.5 to 10 inches at the shoulder
not specified
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