Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka Information & Dog Breed Facts
Collection of all the general dog breed info about Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka so you can get to know the breed more.
Other Names |
What other names does the Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka have? The dog breed also known as...
|Bolonka Zwetna, Franzuskaya Bolonka, Russian Lapdogs, Colored Lap Dog|
Breed Type |
What type of dog breed is it?
AKC Group |
Is Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka recognized by the American Kennel Club?
|Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.|
FCI Group |
Is Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
|Not recognized by FCI.|
Breed Recognition |
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka breed?
|American Rare Breed AssociationDog Registry of America Inc.Foundation Stock Service|
How much does the Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka price:
If you choose to purchase the Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka gets to a happy place.
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka History
The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka, or Bolonka for short, is a member of the Bichon group. It is a small companion, toy breed that is proven to be intensely loyal to its owners. The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka traces back its origins as far back as the early 18th century when King Louis IV. of France presented a small Maltese type of puppy as a gift to the Russian nobility. Later, more dogs, which are thought to be the earliest ancestors of the Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka, migrated to Russia with Napoleon’s army. At that time, the breed was known as the French Bolonka.
Russia was never known for its toy dog breeds, partly because of the harsh environmental effects and its economic need and demand for working breeds. Smaller breeds were considered superfluous and unnecessary, that is the reason why during the Soviet Era, under Stalin, virtually no breeds besides the working ones were allowed to be bred. In 1960, when Khrushchev came into power, restrictions of propagating toy breeds were lifted and the demand for these little companion breeds started to increase. During the Khrushchev Era, dogs were not imported to Russia, so breeds were developed by selections from the already existing pool genes corresponding to the Shi Tzus, French Bolognese, and Pekingese, Lhasa Apsos, Toy Poodles as well as small, local fluffy dogs from the Moscow and Saint Petersburg area, where breeding was centralized at that time. The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka’s soft looping silky and curly coat was developed in response to and within the parameters of the scarcity and necessity of grooming products that one encountered living in a Communist State, especially in Russia. Breeders paid more attention to the breed’s social and behavioral development because it was a response to scarce housing and the growth of apartments, where keeping large working dogs was inconvenient and far from practical. However, in an effort to include some working capabilities into the Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka, a strong guardianship of its territory was instilled into the breed.
After the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1991, the interest in the Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka drastically declined and the breed was on the brink of extinction until after the Cold War. In the summer of 1997, a breed standard was confirmed by the RKF (Russian Kennel Federation).
Nowadays the Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka is gaining more popularity and the breed is being called the dog of the 21st century. Bolonki (which is the plural form of Bolonka) could be found now and then in the United States prior to 2002 when, after long negotiations and agreements with the RKF and the President of the National Russian Bolonka Club to honor and maintain the standard of its home country, Candace Mogavero of Fairyland Kennel imported the first puppy from Russia.
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka size:
How much does the Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka weigh? Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka weight:
|Male: 8-11 pounds (3.5-5 kg), Female: 5-9 pounds (2-4 kg)|
Avg. Weight |
What is the average weight of the Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka? Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka average weight:
|Male: 9.5 pounds (3.5 kg), Female: 7 pounds (3 kg)|
How tall is the Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka? Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka height:
|Male: 9-11 inches (22-37 cm), Female: 7-9 inches (18-24 cm)|
Avg. Height |
What is the average height of this fido? Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka average height:
|Male: 10 inches (29.5 cm), Female: 8 inches (21 cm)|
What type of coat does the Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka have? What does this canine coat look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka's coat?
How to groom the Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka and how often?
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition. The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka requires grooming on a daily basis. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer is essential. Everyday brushing of the dog's coat is necessary to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath should be on a weekly schedule. Taking good care of your Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka is time consuming and requires excellent grooming skills. If you don't have the time and skill search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level |
How much do Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Bolonka Zwetna? Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka shedding level:
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.
What kind of personality does the Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka have? What characteristics does the breed have?
Intelligent Rank |
How smart is the Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka? Are they intelligent?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka obey for the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.
Are Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
How playful is this breed?
The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level |
How sensitive are they? Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level |
How affectionate are they?
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs |
How much social interaction does the Bolonka Zwetna need? Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka social needs:
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Do Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka dogs bark a lot? Why does my Franzuskaya Bolonka bark?
Average: The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability |
Is Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka good as a watchdog?
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Do Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential |
Do Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Bolonka Zwetna? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka? Why do dog bites happen?
The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka do?
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam |
How likely is the Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka roam?
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive |
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka have high 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. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly |
Is Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas are very apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walk outside they don't require a big garden.
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone |
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog |
Where Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
|Not really |
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Stranger Friendly |
Are they friendly with strangers?
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly |
Are Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka and children:
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly |
How well do Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly |
Is Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly |
Are Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas good office dogs? Do Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas make good office friendly dogs? Can Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas be office dogs?
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly |
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Bolonka Zwetna temperament with senior people? Are Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka dogs good for elderly owners?
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly |
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka dogs get along with other pets? Are Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners |
Is Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog |
Are they good as service dogs? Can Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka be a service dog?
|Not really |
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog |
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka be a therapy dog?
|Not really |
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog |
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka be a 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. Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) |
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka be a search and rescue dog?
|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. The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog |
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka be a boat dog?
|Not really |
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog |
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka be a drafting dog?
|Not really |
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Health Issues |
Is it a healthy breed? Do Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka dogs have health problems?
The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Life Expectancy |
How long do Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka be?
Is the Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka breed hypoallergenic?
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level |
How much energy does the Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka have?
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.
Exercise Need |
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka dogs require per day?
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need |
How much sleep does this fido need?
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption |
How much food does the Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
|1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.|
Weight Gain Potential |
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka risk for obesity:
Average. The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate |
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
|Prefers average to warm weather conditions|
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency |
Does the Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka drool?
The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.
Gestation Length |
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
Reproductive cycle of the female Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
|How often can the Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka have a litter?||Once a year.|
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size |
How many puppies can the Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka Pros & Cons
- Hypoallergenic: Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
- Apartment Friendly: Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas are very apartment-friendly dogs.
- Shedding Level: Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas shed none to minimal.
- Stinkiness: The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka has a low chance of bad smell.
- Adaptability: Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
- Child Friendly: Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas are kid-friendly dogs.
- Senior Citizens Friendly: Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas are usually recommended for elderly people.
- Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
- Grooming: Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
- 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.
- Office Friendly: Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka is not the best dog breed for office environment.
- Good For First Time Owners: Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
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Sep 13, 2019, 6:17:28 AM:
My bolonka is very intelligent and has a great personality.
Jul 4, 2019, 12:03:24 PM: