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August 16 & 17, 2014
Bolonka...Duel CH Zhivago of My Darling Dogs. ARBA and NAKC Champion. Owned by Kimberly Shields.
Thanks to Candace and My Darling Dogs for another fabulous dog!
Faireland's Zatikos Aristaeus Ba Bak, Bred & Shown by Candace Mogavero, owned by Kimberly having completed the requirements for the International Canine Kennel Club International Puppy Championship on 06/22/2014 is officially recorded as International Puppy Champion of Record by International Canine Kennel Club, LLC
Hugs and Thanks to a wonderful lady.
Thank you, Candi!
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 Napolean'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. Since 1966, they have been called Tsvetnaya Bolonka. Interest in the specific breed of Bolonka revived after the fall of the iron curtain.
August 16, 2014