Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonki are colorful little dogs who love their toys, love to play and sit on your lap, often almost talk to you in their own Bolonka language, and are completely lovable and entertaining!
These clownish, adoring dogs were presented as gifts to Russian nobility by King Louis the IV of France in the 18th century. Even though Bolonki were once prized possessions of royalty, the practical need for working dogs in Russia almost made the sturdy little Bolonka extinct.
Today, fortunate owners of these rare breeds not only enjoy the looks of their free flowing coat and irresistible charm of their mustached and bearded faces, but they also experience the fond affection and bond that Bolonki have for their human.
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka
The Bolonka dog had its beginnings as far back as the early 18th century. King Louis IV of France presented the Bolonka as gifts to Russian nobility.
Later, the ancestors of the Bolonka migrated to Russia with Napoleon's army and they were known as the French Bolonka. Russia was never known for its toy breeds, partly because of its harsh environment and its economic need for working dogs.
Smaller breeds were considered superfluous and unnecessary, even more so during the Soviet Regime. During this time, dogs were not imported to Russia, so breeds were developed by selections from already existing breeds.
HISTORY OF BREED Russkaya Tsvetnaya Bolonka...
Julia M. Zvonareva - expert of the Republican category stood at the origins of the breed.
Our breed history began with the desire of Leningrad dog lovers get our national toy breeds of dogs but always fluffy. It all started with a outbred little dogs - little black Ting-Ting and coffee Ju-Ju, Liu Liu - it was a very good dog phenotypically ow. Julia M. Zvonareva. In the early '50s we got the first black color lapdog. Then, using some decorative mestizo dog breeds, strictly culled white color and spotted dogs, leaving only a solid color dog, breed group was formed. Since the beginning of Tsvetnaya Bolonka called Lhasa Terrier, since then we did not know what is a Lhasa Apso (it was not the standard of the breed). The first recording was made under the heading " Bolonka " in the book РКОС 01/22/58 binding: Chupchik Belyi ow. Dubrovsky x Lesya coffee ow. Julia M. Zvonareva
In the Soviet Union, the city's name was Leningrad, by the mid 60-ies it had the name of the breed – Leningradskaya Tsvetnaya Bolonka. During the formation of breed, namely 50 years, the head of the section of the decorative dogs at the Leningrad society of hunters and fishermen was Jeanette A. Chesnokov she claimed variants breed name. There were quite a lot, here are some of them: the eastern dog, lapdog east, Lhasa Terrier and other. The final version of the breed name only appeared in the mid-60s Leningradskaya Tsvetnaya Bolonka. And this version of the name of the breed is also canceled for certain reasons. As a result, it remains simple Tsvetnaya Bolonka. Julia M. Zvonareva has been a constant and permanent curator of the breed. Conducted breeding shows and exhibitions. Most of which she judged. This is evidenced by entries in the descriptions of the dogs cards.
In her house were always lapdogs they were for her main. In those days, no one received a single penny for it, that at any time of the day ran to the dog giving birth, they did not refuse in any weather to go to stud. To the head of the breed could turn for advice and help when something happens in the family and it was necessary to attach the dog in good hands.
text compiled by Марина Кудрявцева and translated into English Наталья Шумилова
Tsvetnaya Bolonka means "colored lapdog".
The Bolonka has several different nicknames. They have been called Russian colored Bichons or Russian lapdogs. Toy Bolonki.
In Germany, the dogs are known as Bolonka Zwetna since the 1980's or Deutscher Bolonka. Both breeds have similar bloodlines.
In the Czech Republic the breed is called Barevny Bolonsky Psik (Bolognais color).
Sometimes they are mistakenly called Bolognese. The common name of the breed in all countries is Bolonka.
The Bolonki have a life expectancy of 13 to 17 years. They are small dogs with sturdy little bodies, and in temperament comparable to Bolognese. They come in black, brown, gray, beige, red, and a mixture of black and tan, black and gray, and gray and tan. All colors are accepted except solid white and no more than 20% white markings are allowed in the standard.
We have found them to be very personable, sweet, little companion dogs. Our Bolonki are registered with NATBC- North American Tsvetnaya Bolonka Club and ARBA.
We have beautiful Bolonki and will have Bolonka puppies but we limit our litters.
Our puppies are normally spoken for prior to having a litter.
If interested contact us at email@example.com to be placed on our waiting list.
Most individuals and families are willing to wait for the right puppy. We have found that by doing this our puppies remain in their loving homes for their life.