The lapdog Russian color is an attractive dog, worthy of attention not only because it was bred in Russia, but also for the reason that it is a wonderful home pupil and looks very cute.
In the world there are many breeds of dogs. Among them are very ancient, which are used to breed new species. And there are very young breeds that have appeared recently. The lapdog is Russian colored, bred only in the middle of the last century.
The first dog appeared in Leningrad. From the first days the breed won sympathy and love among people of different age categories. The lapdog Russian color is considered a decorative animal and belongs to the group of dwarf dogs.
Her ancestors are shih-tzu, mini-poodle and French bolognaise, as a result of which the lapdog was obtained. Those who want to acquire such a puppy should be aware that the breed is not recognized by FCI. However, the lack of official recognition did not affect the attention of dog breeders who appreciated the animal.
But to buy such a dog is not so easy. And it's not about how much the Russian colored lap-dog costs. The price of puppies is not too high, given the beauty of the breed. The problem is that at present there are no more than one hundred individuals of this species worldwide. Accordingly, the inaccessibility of dogs adversely affects their distribution. But the stunning character and beautiful appearance give the breed in the future all the chances of great popularity.
Dignity of the Bologna
What are the advantages of Russian colored lap-dog? The nature of the dog and its appearance are the main characteristics of the animal that are worthy of attention. The animal has a highly developed mind, friendly, gentle disposition, small size. The dog gets along well with children and is able to find a common language with absolutely all family members. And the care of the wool of the Bichon is not too complicated, unlike many other breeds. If you decide to get yourself such a puppy, then you will not notice how he will become the center of attention.
The standard of the Russian colored lapdog suggests that the animal has a good build and a slightly elongated shape. The dog has a high set short neck, large round eyes, hanging ears. Her height at withers is 20-28 centimeters. The body of the animal is slightly stretched, the legs are short, the hair is long. The weight of an adult can is 2.5-4 kilograms.
The dog's undercoat is very dense, and the hair itself is soft with large curls, it can be straight or wavy. According to the Russian standard, the entire hair of an animal should be of the same length. White color is not allowed. Spotted coloring is considered a disadvantage. All other colors are acceptable, but they should be solid. The following colors are the most common: brown, black, beige, gray, gray and tan, gray.
The bichon has a strong and even back, a tail twisted with a ring, the tip of which should lie on the back or slightly on its side. The main requirement is the fit of the tail to the back.
The character of the dog
Bolonka Russian color quickly and easily gains the attention of all family members. She is incredibly playful, and therefore easily finds a common language with children and all family members. Although the animal has a fairly modest size, but it is different endurance. And because lapdog can accompany you even during long walks.
It is also worth noting that the breed has a special level of intelligence. With the right approach to training and the absence of serious punishment and rudeness, the dog very quickly learns not only standard simple commands, but also whole tricks with which it can delight guests.
Bolonka will be a great friend for the whole family, and for single people. The animal very quickly and firmly attached to people. It truly loves the owners and is looking forward to their arrival.
Cute, affectionate dogs are ideal pets for large families. They are very intelligent and have a wonderful attitude towards children, but they need constant communication, they don’t like being alone.
Like many other decorative companion animals, lapdogs have a friendly, playful and gentle nature. They are incredibly attached to people and always know how to entertain them. But while pets are completely unobtrusive, they always feel your mood. If the owner is busy, the animal will lie quietly next to it and will wait. However, it is worth noting that such affection has a negative side. If the lap dog stays alone at home for a long time and she doesn’t have enough communication, she can get sick, and the illness will have a pronounced psychosomatic character.
Puppies of the Russian colored lapdog especially require close and constant attention. From the first days they very quickly become attached to their owners. Therefore, starting such a pet, think a hundred times. If you are not at home for a long time and you can not pay enough attention to it, then it is worth choosing another breed. It is also necessary to take into account that the lapdogs are incredibly mobile and playful, but because they need active walks, the animal will not suit people who have a sedentary lifestyle.
Bolonka gets on very well with other pets. Therefore, if there are parrots, cats, hamsters in the house, the lapdog will get on absolutely with all its neighbors.
Bologna Russian color: care
Already in appearance of the animal, you can absolutely say that a thorough care is necessary for the wool of the animal. The coat of the lapdog is long and curly, so it should be brushed every day so that the dog has a neat and well-groomed appearance. Russian lapdogs do not need to bathe often, unlike other breeds, one water treatment per month is enough. After the bath, it is desirable to dry the hair with a hairdryer.
Grooming depends largely on whether the owner plans to take part in exhibitions. If the pet does not attend such events, then you can bathe it less often, and also think about the question of how to cut the face of a Russian colored lapdog. To do this, you need to contact a specialist. Haircut, as a rule, do closer to summer.
Show dogs bathe much more often and at the same time use additional means for grooming. And after each water procedure, the hair is dried, the long beautiful bangs are cut off on the head with an elastic band or a hairpin. Because of the long hair on the face of the animal requires careful care for his eyes. They must be cleaned daily.
Also in need of care are paws and teeth of a pet. It is necessary to ensure that no stone is formed on the dog's teeth. To do this, they should be regularly cleaned with special brushes and toothpastes. They are sold at any pet store. It is impossible to use human accessories for cleaning teeth. Toothpaste, getting into the dog's stomach, can cause inflammation.
It is also necessary to monitor the length of the claws of the Bologna. If they are not erased in a natural way, then they should be cut periodically. This is done with the help of special pliers once every two weeks. If you have never performed a similar procedure, then the first time you can contact a specialist.
Where to get a puppy?
If you decide to purchase a Russian lap-dog, it may be that this is not so easy to do. As we have already mentioned, there are not so many such dogs in the world, and this indicates how little common the Russian colored lapdog is. Nurseries - this is the place where, ideally, it is recommended to take a puppy. Having found the address of such a place, you should visit it and talk with the breeder, look at the parents of the animal, as well as the conditions in which the dog lives. The appearance of the ancestors of the puppy and the living conditions determine the future potential of the dog. If you see any flaws in her parents, then a puppy is likely to show the same qualities over time. A very important point in the upbringing of the animal is its habitat. If, from birth, a puppy is kept in bad conditions, then in the future it may affect its health.
How to choose a pet?
Choose your pet should be at the call of the soul. But before that it is necessary to decide for yourself what purpose you take an animal for: to visit exhibitions or as a companion. To participate in the exhibition events, you should purchase a bolon who fully complies with the standard. If you want to get a pet and a friend, then you should not chase the standards, as long as there is contact between you and the pet.
Due to the small popularity of the breed, the cost of the puppies is small — from $ 200. The price is also influenced by the fact that the Bongs are not recognized by the international federation of dog breeders.
The largest color breeders in Russia are “Nevskaya delight” in St. Petersburg, “Victoria's Secrets” in Moscow, “From the Wolf Earth” in St. Petersburg.
The lap dog is a sociable animal that needs a lot of attention and care. As we have said, it is necessary to spend a lot of time with a pet, paying attention to his upbringing. You need to walk with the dog every day, talk to her, play. Bolognese do not like rude relations, they must be treated very tactfully.
Bringing a puppy home, you need to teach him a nickname. As a rule, this is done at the moment when the name of the animal is to eat. Then the lapdog should get used to the new place and get comfortable in the family. With the soft and peace-loving nature of the animal, the process takes place unnoticed quickly. But still need to help the dog the least painful to adapt.
Breed Russian colored lapdog - very special. Its representatives are of modest size. Nevertheless, even such babies can be trained. Of course, there is no need to teach animals some wisdom, but the pet must understand basic things, that he has his own place where he can sleep, he has a bowl of food. The dog must certainly ask on the street. The animal must be inspired that it cannot nibble on shoes and sneakers, tear wallpaper, spoil furniture. Sometimes, excellent guard qualities wake up in the lapdogs, and then they start barking at everyone.
If we take into account the moment that dogs do not like to be alone, but being with them all the time is simply impossible, then you should help them adapt for the first time. Otherwise, the Bologna, staying alone at home, can arrange a mess in the apartment out of boredom. Therefore, the owner must show that such behavior is unacceptable. And then the next time the pet does not dare to behave like this.
Of course, you can not severely punish the dog, it is enough to show discontent. Even adult individuals are very vulnerable and react extremely painfully to a rude attitude.
Bolonka Russian color: what to feed?
Any inexperienced breeder is interested in the question of how to properly feed a lapdog. It is worth noting that the representatives of this breed should adhere to a specific scheme in the diet. Dogs love to eat too much, if they are not limited in food, they will very quickly gain excess weight. For the dog you can pick up a balanced feed. This option would be more acceptable than food products of natural origin.
Before you start feeding your puppy with your food, you should take a little time to keep the dog on the food she is used to at the breeder. And then gradually transfer the puppy to your meal.
To properly organize the nutrition of the dog, you should follow the following rules:
- Give nothing to the dog from the table, it cannot be taught to beg.
- Bolognese can not indulge sweets, they cause allergies.
- You can not give smoked sausages.
- Try to feed the animal strictly on time.
- After lunch, the pet must be allowed to rest, and after that you can take him outside.
Instead of an afterword
The description given by us of the Russian colored lapdog gives some idea of the appearance and character of this beautiful animal. A sweet, kind creature can become a full member of the family and the most loyal friend. The breed has not yet gained wide popularity among breeders, but currently work is underway to organize amateur breed clubs in Russia. Therefore, it is hoped that in the near future, animals of this species will occupy a well-deserved place in the dog world.