Russian Bolonka

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ARBA & ICKC Champion Alexander the Great! 6 Best in Shows! Owners- My Darling Dogs
Bred by- Cavalier Farms
Shown by-Candace Mogavero..thanks Candi!


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 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. Tsvetnaya Bolonka means "colored lapdog".
The Bolonka has several different nicknames. They have been called Russian colored Bichons or Russian lapdogs. Toy Bolonkas. 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 Bolonkas 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 Bolonkas are registered with NATBC- North American Tsvetnaya Bolonka Club. NATCB is the only Bolonka club in the U.S. Make sure your puppy will be registered with NATBC!

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At My Darling Dogs, for several years we have enjoyed breeding Coton de Tulear puppies and Italian Bolognese puppies. It has been such a joyful and interesting experience in many ways--not only do we love these dogs and their wonderful temperaments, but we also have the good fortune of communicating with and sometimes meeting the families the puppies go to. At one point, we had read about a "colored Bolognese" (a misnomer), but that piqued our curiosity since a few times customers had inquired if Bolognese come in colors. We started researching and found out about the Bolonka--not a colored Bolognese, but a beautiful, rare lapdog of similar qualities.

Bolonkas are very affectionate dogs. They absolutely love being with people and are quite energetic and fun! They are definitely people pleasers! Bolonkas are are non-shedding, hypoallergenic dogs.

More Champion Bolonka's bred by My Darling Dogs

Candessa of My Darling Dogs. Owned by Candace Mogavero.
First North American Duel Champion Bolonka!

Ellie of My Darling Dogs..
Owned by Candi Mogavero.
ARBA and ICK Champion.

Dimtri of My Darling Dogs…
Owned by Debby Buse

ARBA, IKCKC and International Champion.

Maksim Of My Darling Dogs..
Owned by Kathy Reifsnyder.
8 best puppies, Multi Best in Show and Top Dog of the Weekend! WOW!!

IDA of My Darling Dogs
Owned by Kathy Reifsnyder.
ARBA and ICKC Champion.

Godiva Rom Trynfel of My Darling DogsOwned by Katharine Komarnisky. UCI (INTERNATIONAL) Champion - JU.A Best in Show Runner Up; Best Of Breed

Shokoladnyi Muss of My Darling Dogs Owned by Katharine Komarnisky. ARBA JR CH; UCI (INTERNATIONAL) Champion - JU.A; KC USA Jr. CH Best Of Breed;

My Darling Dogs Sasha Zoya Vera Owned by Katharine KomarniskyARBA JR CH; UCI (INTERNATIONAL) Champion - UCICB, CACH; KC USA Jr. CH; Reserve Winners; Best Of Breed; Winners Bitch

Prancing Natashia Kapeka of My Darling Dogs Owned by Katharine Komarnisky ARBA JR CH; UCI (INTERNATIONAL)Champion - BA, Ju.A; KC USA Jr. CH Reserve Winners; Best of Breed; Winners Bitch



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