Although they are often refered to as...
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka
We raise.. Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas.
Whenever we think of Russia, I know I tend to think sturdy, spartan, and practical, even when it comes to dogs. Whether this is totally true, I don't know for sure, but historically, Russia was known for its "working dogs", not the toy breeds. Dogs in Russia had to earn their keep; they were not strictly used for companionship, but were kept by farmers and merchants for their usefulness. It wasn't until after the fall of the Iron Curtain that the Tsvetnaya Bolonka was discovered, even though it may have existed back to the early 18th century.
The ancestors of today's Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka were known as French Bolonka, coming to the Russian Empire with Napolean's army. After Napolean left, a few of the breed that remained became the foundation stock of the future French Bolonkas.
Russian Bolonkas are small, sturdy, well balanced dogs. While Bolognese are always all white, Bolonkas are any color except white. Mostly black or red/brown they are beautiful little dogs!
The Bolonka's easy going, playful temperaments make them great family pets and wonderful companions.
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