Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka

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Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka History

The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka, or “Russian Wolfhound”, is a breed of very large, muscular, and dignified wolfhound. It has a thick double coat that is short and coarse in summer and longer and thicker in winter.

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Bichon Frise

Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka Physical Characteristics

The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka is a medium-sized, hardy hunting breed that was first developed in Russia as an all-around farm working and hunting dog. They stand between 17 and 22 inches tall at the shoulders and weigh between 40 and 65 pounds. They have a thick, short, white or cream-colored double coat of fur that is typically soft and silky to the touch. They have large, erect ears that are typically carried proudly. They typically have a black nose, dark almond-shaped eyes, and a medium sized, blunt muzzle. They are intelligent, energetic, and friendly dogs that get along well with children and other pets.

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Coat Colors

Brown, Black, Red, Gray, White

Height Range

Male Height Range: 8 – 10 inches

Female Height Range: 7 – 9 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 7 – 11 lbs

Female Weight Range: 4 – 8 lbs

Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka Health

Description of breed health.


12-14 yrs

Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, Hip Dysplasia, Liver Shunts, Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism

Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka Temperament and Behaviour

The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka is a playful, yet calm, and obedient breed. They are wary of strangers, but will be kind and gentle with their family. They are social and get along well with other household pets and children.

Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka Activity Requirements

Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas are a relatively rare, very old herding dog from Russia. Their name means “furry circle”, and this shaggy, medium-sized dog carries that name with pride. They are strong, agile, and intelligent, making them an excellent working animal as well as a wonderful pet. Unfortunately, the Tsvetnaya Bolonka is extremely rare outside of Russia, so they are rarely found in American animal shelters. They are still occasionally being imported from Russia, but in most cases, if you are considering a Tsvetnaya Bolonka, you will have to seek out a breeder. This is a rare, beautiful, and intelligent dog that still has plenty of room to grow in popularity. If you are interested in a Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka, be sure to check with your local shelter first. Even if they don’t have any, they might be able to help put you in touch with a breeder.

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Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Recognized by the American Kennel Club

Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka is part of the Foundation Stock Service group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka is part of the Unclassified group.

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