Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka

USD 1500-1800 Price Avg.

Companion Dogs



Breed Type



12-16 years


Breed Information

Group Companion Dogs
Popularity/Rank 509
Origin Russia
Other Names Bolonka Zwetna, Colored Lap Dog, Franzuskaya Bolonka, Russian Lapdogs
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD 1500-1800
Size Small
Weight Male: 8-11 pounds (3.5-5 kg),
Female: 5-9 pounds (2-4 kg)
Height Male: 9-11 inches (22-37 cm),
Female: 7-9 inches (18-24 cm)
Lifespan 12-16 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Companion or lap dog
Date of Origin 18th century
Ancestry Bichon

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Curly, Wavy
Coat Colors Black, Brown, Gray, Red, White, Wolf
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Gray, Red, White
Coat Length Large
Coat Density Normal
Coat Texture Wavy
Recommended Brushes Comb, Nail Clipper, Pin Brush, Scissors
Brushing Frequency Daily

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Affectionate, Caring, Entertaining, Friendly, Intelligent, Loyal, Outright, Playful, Social, Sportive, Tempered
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic Yes
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Low
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 3 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 30-60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 1/4 cup
Daily Cost $20-$30
Monthly Cost $50-$100


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 1-3 puppies (Once a year.)


The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka is a small, fluffy, and friendly breed of dog that originated in Russia. This breed is known for its intelligence and loyalty, making it an ideal companion for families. The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka has a unique appearance with its long coat and distinctive facial features. It has a round head with large eyes, short muzzle, and floppy ears. Its body is compact and muscular with a thick double coat that comes in various colors including white, black, brown, gray, cream, red-brown or sable.

The lifespan of the Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka is between 12 to 15 years when properly cared for. They are considered to be small dogs as they typically weigh between 4 to 8 pounds (2-4 kg) and stand at 8 to 11 inches (20-28 cm) tall at the shoulder.

The personality of the Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka is gentle yet alert; they are very intelligent dogs that can learn quickly if trained properly. They are also very loyal companions who love spending time with their owners and family members.

The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka is friendly towards other dogs as well as cats and children if socialized from an early age; however they may be wary of strangers until they get used to them. They have a calm temperament but can become excitable when playing or interacting with their owners or family members which makes them great playmates for children.

The health of the Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka should be monitored closely due to their small size; they may suffer from common health issues such as hip dysplasia or eye problems so regular checkups are recommended by veterinarians in order to ensure their wellbeing throughout their life span.

In terms of adaptability level the Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka does well in both urban environments as well as rural areas; however due to its small size it should not be left alone outdoors for extended periods of time without supervision due to potential predators such as foxes or coyotes which could pose a threat even if it’s fenced off area . As pets these dogs make great companions due to their intelligence , loyalty , friendliness ,and adaptability .


The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka is a small, non-sporting dog breed that originated in Russia. The breed is also known as the Bolonka Zwetna, the Bolonka Tricolor, and the Russian Bichon. The Tsvetnaya Bolonka is a descendant of the Bichon Frise and the Maltese, and was developed in the 1960s by Russian breeders. The breed was nearly extinct by the 1990s, but has since been revived and is now gaining popularity in Europe and North America.

The Tsvetnaya Bolonka is a small dog, with a compact body and a square-shaped head. The breed has a soft, silky coat that can be either white or tricolored (white with black or brown markings). The Tsvetnaya Bolonka is an affectionate and playful breed that gets along well with children and other pets. They are relatively easy to train and make good watchdogs.

The Tsvetnaya Bolonka was developed in Russia in the 1960s from crosses between the Bichon Frise and Maltese breeds. The name "Tsvetnaya" means "colored" in Russian, referring to the breed's tricolored coat. The Bolonka Zwetna was nearly extinct by the 1990s due to lack of interest from Soviet-era breeders. However, the breed has been revived in recent years by Russian and German breeders, and is now gaining popularity in Europe and North America.

The Tsvetnaya Bolonka is recognized as a distinct breed by several kennel clubs, including the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), the Kennel Club (UK), and the United Kennel Club (US).