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Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka vs Havanese vs Bichon Frise – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka vs Havanese vs Bichon Frise" Compare Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka and Havanese. Which is better: Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka or Havanese or Bichon Frise?
Name Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka Havanese Bichon Frise
OriginsRussia Cuba Spain Belgium
Group Companion Dogs Companion Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank5092346
Reviews254
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Other Names Bolonka Zwetna, Franzuskaya Bolonka, Russian Lapdogs, Colored Lap Dog Bichon Havanese, Bichon Habanero, Havanese Cuban Bichon, Bichon Havanais, Bichon Havanês, Havaneser, Havanezer Bichon Frise, Tenerife Dog, Bichon A Poil Frise, Bichon Tenerife, Purebred Bichon
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1996 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1972 as a Non-Sporting breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Bichons and related breeds section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition American Rare Breed Association Dog Registry of America Inc. Foundation Stock Service American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club United Kennel Club Havanese Club of America American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club The Bichon Frise Club Of America
Price 1500-1800 $900-$1200 $700-$1000

General Appearance - Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka vs Havanese vs Bichon Frise

Size Small Small Small
Weight Male: 8-11 pounds (3.5-5 kg), Female: 5-9 pounds (2-4 kg) 7-13 pounds (3-6 kg) 7-13 pounds (3-6 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 9.5 pounds (3.5 kg), Female: 7 pounds (3 kg) 10 pounds (4.5 kg) 10 pounds (4.5 kg)
Height Male: 9-11 inches (22-37 cm), Female: 7-9 inches (18-24 cm) 8-11 inches (21-29 cm) Male: 9-12 inches (23–30 cm) Female: 9-11 inches (23-28 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 10 inches (29.5 cm), Female: 8 inches (21 cm) 10 inches (25 cm) Male: 10.5 inches (26.5 cm) Female: 10 inches (25.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka vs Havanese vs Bichon Frise

Coat Wavy Curly Soft Wavy Woolly Flat Long Curly
Colors Black Gray Wolf Brown Red White Black Reddish-Brown Fawn White Havana Brown Tobacco White Apricot Buff Cream
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The Havanese requires average grooming effort.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas shed none to minimal.
Havaneses shed none to minimal.
Bichon Frises are low shedders.

Characteristics - Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka vs Havanese vs Bichon Frise

Temperament Affectionate Friendly Loyal Social Outright Tempered Intelligent Playful Affectionate Gentle Playful Companionable Intelligent Responsive Sturdy Lively Amiable Charming Affectionate Playful Sensitive Cheerful Gentle Intelligent
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Havanese's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Bichon Frise's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas are quite easy to train.
Havaneses are very easy to train.
Bichon Frises are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka is a playful breed.
The Havanese is a highly playful breed.
The Bichon Frise is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Havaneses are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Bichon Frises are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas need a lot of social interaction.
Havaneses need a lot of social interaction.
Bichon Frises need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average: The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Havanese rarely barks.
Average: The Bichon Frise barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas are average watchdogs.
Havaneses are good watchdogs.
Bichon Frises are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas strongly protect their territory.
Havaneses strongly protect their territory.
Bichon Frises are not the best to protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Havanese has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Bichon Frise has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Havaneses have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Bichon Frises have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas have average wanderlust potential.
Havaneses tend to escape less than other breeds.
Bichon Frises have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Havaneses have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Bichon Frises don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Apartment Friendly
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Havaneses are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Bichon Frises are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Havaneses adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Bichon Frises adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Havaneses tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Bichon Frises tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka vs Havanese vs Bichon Frise

Stranger Friendly
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas are stranger friendly dogs.
Havaneses are stranger friendly dogs.
Bichon Frises are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas are kid-friendly dogs.
Havaneses are very kid-friendly dogs.
Bichon Frises are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas are average friendly towards cats.
Havaneses are very cat-friendly dogs.
Bichon Frises are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas are average friendly towards other dogs.
Havaneses are very dog-friendly dogs.
Bichon Frises are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Havanese is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Bichon Frise is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas are usually recommended for elderly people.
Havaneses are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Bichon Frises are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas are generally with other pets.
Havaneses are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Bichon Frises are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners No
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Havaneses are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Bichon Frises are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Havanese breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Bichon Frise breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka vs Havanese vs Bichon Frise

Health Issues
The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Havanese is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Bichon Frise is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems No set Cataracts Chondrodysplasia Deafness Elbow Dysplasia Heart Murmurs Hip Dysplasia Legg-perthes Disease Mitral Valve Disease Patellar Luxation Portosystemic Liver Shunt Allergies Bladder Stones Hip Dysplasia Juvenile Cataracts Patellar Luxation Vaccination Sensitivity
Life Expectancy 12-16 years 14-16 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic Yes Yes Yes
Energy Level
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Havaneses have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Bichon Frises have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Exercise Need
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas have an average exercise need.
Havaneses exercise need is very minimal.
Bichon Frises exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Havaneses sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Bichon Frises like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Avg. daily food consumption 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day. 1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Low
The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Havanese has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Bichon Frise has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka is an average drooler.
The Havanese is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Bichon Frise is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka vs Havanese vs Bichon Frise

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 1-3 puppies 1-9 puppies, average 4 2-5 puppies

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