This shaggy Soviet member of the Bichon family was almost extinct until the end of the cold war. In the 1700s Louis X1V of France gave Russian nobles French dogs as gifts and these bred with Russian street dogs to produce the very smart Bolonka.
People who like very clever little dogs and those who like the look of the Shih Tzu but don't want a brachiocephalic breed.
These dogs would be terrible secret agents as they love 'talking' and are everyone's friend! Plus you will need to master the art of putting in a top knot to keep their hair out of their eyes.
Russian Coloured Lapdog, Bolonki, Bolonka, Bolonka-Zwetna
Similar size and weight to your average cat.
Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.
There she blows. Dense undercoat that could stuff a mattress when you start combing it out.
Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok
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