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Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka

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Exceedingly charming, this small rectilinear dog is noted in its homeland for its gaity and prance.  Bred as a companion, it fulfills that role with joy.

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Group(s): Non-SportingTerrierToy Height: 10-12 inches
Weight: 9-14 pounds Longevity:
Colors: All colors with white acceptable in small quantities only Coat type: Undercoat supporting a curly or very wavy silky coat with definite beard and mustache
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Questions to ask Breeder:  - The Breeder Questions as listed here provided with explanations and answers you will want to be looking for!
  • How long have you had Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka?
  • Why do you have Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka (show, performance, hunting, etc.)?
  • What do you consider to be the most important single characteristic of an Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka?
  • What health issues have you seen in the breed?
  • What criteria do you set for your breeding stock?
  • Do you plan to keep a puppy from this litter?
  • How often do you have puppies?
  • Do you have a written contract and puppy guarantee?
  • At what age do you send your pups to their homes?
  • How would you describe the ideal Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka?
  • How would you describe the ideal Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka home?
  • Are your puppies whelped in your home?
  • What advice would you offer someone in raising and training an Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka?
  • How do you assist or help Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka in need of rescue?
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    Breed standard:

    HEAD: In proportion with the dog, of medium size.


    Skull: Moderately broad, slightly rounded.

    Stop: Pronounced.


    Nose: Not protruding. Black or in harmony with the different colors of coat.

    Muzzle: Lean, straight, a little shorter than the skull, slightly tapered to the nose.

    Lips: Tight.

    Jaws / Teeth: A Scissors bite is desirable. Level bite is admitted. Slight undershot is tolerated.

    Eyes: Of medium size, roundish, dark brown or hazel colored, set a little obliquely. Eyelids are thin, lean, tight, eye rims black or in harmony with the different colors of coat.

    Ears: Small, set on high, carried drooping or folded, the tips of the ear are closed to the skull.

    NECK: Of medium length, lean, carried high.

    BODY: Compact.

    Withers: moderately developed.

    Back: Straight, strong, broad, well muscled.

    Loins: Short, slightly arched.

    Croup: Broad, a little bit slanting.

    Chest: Deep, moderately broad, oval shaped.

    Belly: Slightly tucked up.

    Tail: Of medium length, set on high, carried gaily with curve over back to either side.


    FOREQUARTERS: Seen from front, the front legs are straight, vertical and parallel, in good proportion and of good length in relation to the body

    Shoulders: The angle at the shoulders joint varies between 90 degrees and 110 degrees.

    Elbows: Turned neither in or out.

    Pasterns: Strong almost upright.

    HINDQUARTERS: Seen from the back, the hindlegs are straight and parallel, set a little bit wider than the forequarters. Angulation of the rear limb must be such as to produce a level back.

    FEET: Small, arched, tight, slightly oval shaped.

    GAIT / MOVEMENT: light, free.


    HAIR: Dense, thick, prose, silky, soft and supple, forming large curls or very wavy. Large curls are referred. Undercoat well developed. Not forming a parting of the back. Head has well-developed beard and moustaches.

    COLOR: Any colors overall except white: black, black and tan, brown, brown and tan, gray (wolf, silver), red, fawn, cream, saddle, brindle. A little white on the forechest and / or toes is tolerated.

    SIZE: Desirable height at withers 24-26 cm.

    FAULTS: Any departure from the forgoing point should be considered a fault and the Seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should in exact proportion to its degree.



    Highly pronounced undershot.

    White markings more 20% of surface overall.

    Lack of beard and moustaches.

    Tailless, short tail.

    Note: Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.

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