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

"Find similarities and differences between Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka vs Tibetan Terrier vs Havanese" Compare Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka and Tibetan Terrier. Which is better: Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka or Tibetan Terrier or Havanese?
Name Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka Tibetan Terrier Havanese
OriginsRussia Tibet Cuba
Group Companion Dogs Companion Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank50910123
Reviews245
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Other Names Bolonka Zwetna, Franzuskaya Bolonka, Russian Lapdogs, Colored Lap Dog Tsang Apso, Dokhi Apso Bichon Havanese, Bichon Habanero, Havanese Cuban Bichon, Bichon Havanais, Bichon Havanês, Havaneser, Havanezer
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1973 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1996 as a Toy breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Tibetan breeds section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Bichons and related breeds section.
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
New Zealand Kennel Club
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
Price 1500-1800 $1200-$2000 $900-$1200

General Appearance - Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka vs Tibetan Terrier vs Havanese

Size Small Medium Small
Weight Male: 8-11 pounds (3.5-5 kg), Female: 5-9 pounds (2-4 kg) 18-30 pounds (8.2-13.6 kg) 7-13 pounds (3-6 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 9.5 pounds (3.5 kg), Female: 7 pounds (3 kg) 24 pounds (8.2-13.6 kg) 10 pounds (4.5 kg)
Height Male: 9-11 inches (22-37 cm), Female: 7-9 inches (18-24 cm) 14-17 inches (36-43 cm) 8-11 inches (21-29 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 10 inches (29.5 cm), Female: 8 inches (21 cm) 15.5 inches (39.5 cm) 10 inches (25 cm)

Hair & Care - Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka vs Tibetan Terrier vs Havanese

Coat Wavy
Curly
Thick
Smooth
Soft
Wavy
Woolly
Flat
Long
Colors Black
Gray
Wolf
Brown
Red
White
Silver
Gray
White
Black
Black
Reddish-Brown
Fawn
White
Havana Brown
Tobacco
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The Havanese requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas shed none to minimal.
Tibetan Terriers shed none to minimal.
Havaneses shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka vs Tibetan Terrier vs Havanese

Temperament Affectionate
Friendly
Loyal
Social
Outright
Tempered
Intelligent
Playful
Affectionate
Energetic
Reserved
Intelligent
Amiable
Gentle
Sensitive
Affectionate
Gentle
Playful
Companionable
Intelligent
Responsive
Sturdy
Lively
Amiable
Charming
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Havanese's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas are quite easy to train.
Tibetan Terriers are quite easy to train.
Havaneses are very easy to train.
Playfulness
The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka is a playful breed.
The Tibetan Terrier is a playful breed.
The Havanese is a highly 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.
Tibetan Terriers 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.
Social Needs
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas need a lot of social interaction.
Tibetan Terriers are a social breed.
Havaneses need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average: The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Tibetan Terrier rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Havanese rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas are average watchdogs.
Tibetan Terriers are average watchdogs.
Havaneses are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas strongly protect their territory.
Tibetan Terriers are average defenders.
Havaneses strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Tibetan Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Havanese has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Tibetan Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Havaneses have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas have average wanderlust potential.
Tibetan Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
Havaneses tend to escape less than other breeds.
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.
Tibetan Terriers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Havaneses have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Tibetan Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Havaneses are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tibetan Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Havaneses 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.
Tibetan Terriers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Havaneses 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 Tibetan Terrier vs Havanese

Stranger Friendly
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas are stranger friendly dogs.
Tibetan Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Havaneses are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas are kid-friendly dogs.
Tibetan Terriers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Havaneses are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas are average friendly towards cats.
Tibetan Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Havaneses are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas are average friendly towards other dogs.
Tibetan Terriers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Havaneses are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Tibetan Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Havanese is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas are usually recommended for elderly people.
Tibetan Terriers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Havaneses are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas are generally with other pets.
Tibetan Terriers are generally with other pets.
Havaneses 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
Tibetan Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Havaneses 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.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a 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
Tibetan Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Havanese 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 Tibetan Terrier vs Havanese

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 Tibetan Terrier 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.
Health Problems No set Cataracts
Distichiasis
Hip Dysplasia
Hyperthyroidism
Lens Luxation
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Cataracts
Chondrodysplasia
Deafness
Elbow Dysplasia
Heart Murmurs
Hip Dysplasia
Legg-perthes Disease
Mitral Valve Disease
Patellar Luxation
Portosystemic Liver Shunt
Life Expectancy 12-16 years 12-15 years 14-16 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.
Tibetan Terriers are high energy dogs.
Havaneses have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas have an average exercise need.
Tibetan Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Havaneses exercise need is very 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.
Tibetan Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Havaneses sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 1 1/8 to 1 3/8 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Tibetan Terrier can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Low
The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Tibetan Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Havanese has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka is an average drooler.
The Tibetan Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Havanese is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka vs Tibetan Terrier vs Havanese

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 4-6 puppies 1-9 puppies, average 4

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