What is a bolonka

Small, sturdy with amazing colures and happy outgoing temperament - who would not fall in love. The breed has it's origin in Russia and had two varieties. Franzuska and Tsvetnaya bolonka.

The white dogs (Franzuska) came to be reregistered as Bolognese and still this day many calls the Tsvetnaya bolonka "the coloured bolognese". This is not correct as the word "bolonka" has nothing in common with the word "bolognese". Bolonka means "lapdog" and tsvetnaya means "coloured". Simply "coloured lapdog".

As their relatives in the Bichonfamily they don't shed and are often accepted by allergic people. The coat should be curly or very wavy and astonishing easy to maintain. Of course there is need for regular grooming!To sum up, they don't need (but easily manage) hour-long walks, no special food (diet), no exaggerated coat care, get along fine with people in all ages. Associates very well with other dogs and animals in the household. They are very social and often live a long life. Their size, that would mean small ;-) , makes it easy to travel, the dog is easy to bring on the plane, train and bus. They come in almost any colour, apart from white which is not approved. (see the breed standard).

You can also find information on the Swedish Kennel Clubs site  

FCI clubs accepting/registers RTB

  • Russia kennel club RKF
  • Czech kennel club CMUK
  • Slovak kennel club
  • Luxenburgs kennel club
  • All the Nordic kennel clubs
  • In USA they are registered by ARBA