The Bolonka Zwetna is a lively family wine. The Russian lapdog is characterized by its friendly character traits, which predestine it both for dealing with children and as a beginner’s dog.
History of Bolonka Zwetna
The Bolonka Zwetna is a dog breed that was initially reserved for the Russian nobility. There he acted as a popular gift and as a colorful cuddly dog.
To solidify the breed, breeds were crossed, such as
- the Bolonka Franzuskaya
- the Lhasa Apso
- the Shi Tzu
- the Bolognese
- and the toy poodle
- with a.
Then in 1964, a Russian breed standard was constructed. Until the end of the 20th century, the Bolonka Zwetna was a small national dog that only found its way across national borders in the 1980s. In this country, however, he is still quite unknown. There is even a German Bolonka Zwetna type that is smaller than the Russian variant and also allows for a pronounced proportion of white.
Essence and Character
Social connection is essential for the Bolonka Zwetna. If it were up to him, his caregivers should be present around the clock. Being alone is – if necessary – a very important training point for him.
Within the family, he shows his cheerful side and convinces with friendliness. However, the Bolonka Zwetna can also be skeptical of strangers, due to their desire to protect their home and pack. However, his distrust is always within a tolerable range, without excessive barking or an increased form of defense, and without aggression. In many cases, encounters between strangers or conspecifics go completely smoothly.
So the Bolonka Zwetna has a social essence. That’s why he makes friends with both single and multi-dog households. The small dog’s desire to move is the second main characteristic, next to the strong sense of family. The Bolonka Zwetna is lively, curious, and full of life. Accordingly, his everyday life should come up with cognitive and physical challenges and be movement-heavy.
Acquisition of a Bolonka Zwetna
Although there is an increased demand for the Bolonka Zwetnas, the number of German breeders is still small. This has the unfortunate side effect that the purchase price of the dog continues to rise. You should therefore calculate costs of up to 1,800 euros. Since there are currently only 10 breeders listed with the VDH, you will also have to travel longer. If you buy from a reputable breeder, it is an investment that can be worthwhile.
What do I need to pay attention to when purchasing?
If you already invest such a high purchase price, the breeding work should be correspondingly extensive and competent.
These criteria distinguish a good breeder:
- The breeding animals are healthy and stable
- The breeder offers a personal meeting
- He not only introduces you to the puppies but at least also to their mother and possibly even their father
- The puppies seem fit and alert, they show no fear or stranger aggression
- The dogs take part in family life
- The puppies are positively influenced by humans and have already been socialized
- The breeder knows his puppies so well that he can name their main characteristics
- The mother can regenerate from the hardships of giving birth and raising puppies
- The breeder has focused on one or two breeds
- The puppies have been dewormed and have been vaccinated for their age
- The breeder takes care of the cleanliness
- The preliminary talk thrives on mutual questioning
- You will receive the puppy’s pedigree and sign a purchase contract
- The breeder gives his dogs away at the earliest when they are eight weeks old
Puppy Development and Training
The Bolonka Zwetna is a great entry-level dog. Due to its intelligence and willingness to cooperate, it can be trained comparatively well. Nevertheless, attending a dog school can be a good supplement to private training, since the dog simply likes the social contact and activity there.
Since the Bolonka Zwetna is very attached to his caregivers, they have to train him to be alone in a targeted manner. Early socialization is of equal importance, since only on this basis can you succeed in taking the dog with you everywhere. However, since these issues also affect owners of other dogs, it is not a typical breed problem.
How to Hold a Bolonka Zwetna?
The Bolonka Zwenta is a genuine family dog. He would rather be in the company of his caregivers than alone. Due to his friendly and open nature, there is nothing wrong with taking him to meetings away from home. As long as he is socialized and brought up well, he does not attract attention by barking or other disruptive behavior. The Bolonka Zwetna is not only suitable for trips, but also for the office.
The Russian family dog is equally fond of all age groups (children, adults, seniors). He also shows no aggression towards his peers. In terms of spatial accommodation, the Bolonka Zwenta has no preference. He does not necessarily need a garden but also feels comfortable in an apartment. However, it is all the more important in the case of pure housing to compensate for the cramped living space with employment.