Russian colored lapdog

Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka

FCI non-recognized breed

Conventional classification : FCI Group 9: Companion and Toy Dogs

UTILIZATION: a companion dog . Without working trial.

In the Soviet Union until the mid-20th century, people were breeding bearded lap-dogs of a small size with shaggy white hair. These dogs were called Bolonkas. Bolonkas sometimes gave birth to dark-coloured puppies. In Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), non-white Bolonkas were identified as a separate breed group and people began to breed these dogs and called them Multicoloured Bolonkas (Tsvetnaya Bolonka). 

The first official standard of the Tsvetnaya Bolonka breed was approved in 1967. Since then, the breed has spread around the world. Especially the Tsvetnaya Bolonka is a popular breed in Germany known as Bolonka Zwetna.

Pleasant silky hair, smart curls do not require special care. Sociability, friendliness, playfulness are attractive features of the Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka’s character. Intense pigment gives health benefits and simplicity to its keeping.