Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka Breed Magazine - Showsight

North American Tsvetnaya Bolonka Club Tsvetnaya Bolonka Breed Standard (Russian Colored Lap-Dog) January 2011

General Appearance: Developed to be the ultimate house pet and companion, the Tsvetnaya Bolonka is a small, sturdy, balanced dog, slightly longer than tall. The breed appears disheveled due to the wavy or curly coat. He moves gracefully with the tail carried over the back or to either side. He is friendly to all and shows no sign of aggression. He is sweet, loving, The body is slightly longer than the height at the withers, just off-square. The ideal height is from 7” to 10 ½ ”. Height at withers over 11 inches is a disqualification. He is moderately boned and should never appear fine boned. Head: The expression is sweet, alert, and intelligent. Eyes are dark brown or hazel. Lighter eye color, including green, is allowed in brown dogs. The eyes are of medium size, rounded and set a little obliquely. Eyelids are lean, and tight. Eye rims are black or match the coat color. Ears are small, set high and are carried drooping or folded. The ears lay close to the skull . When alert, the ears lift at the base, but always remain folded. The head is in proportion to the dog, of medium size. The skull is moderately broad and slightly rounded. The stop is pronounced. The muzzle is lean and straight, a little shorter than the skull, slightly tapering to the nose . The nose is solid black or matches the coat color. Dogs of coat colors other than black may have self-colored pigmentation. All shades of solid brown pigmentation are allowed in brown dogs. The nose should never be spotted or flesh colored. The lips are tight. A scissors bite is desirable; a level bite is acceptable; slightly undershot is tolerated. An overshot bite is a disqualification. An undershot bite where contact with the upper incisors is lost by two or more of the lower incisors is a disqualification. intelligent, and willing to please. Size, Proportion and Substance: Neck, Topline and Body: The neck is well set-on , flowing smoothly into the shoulders; of sufficient length to permit natural high head carriage and in balance with the height and length of the dog. The topline is level with a strong, broad, well-muscled back. The body is compact with a deep chest that is moderately broad and oval shaped with the brisket extending to the elbow. Ribs are well sprung. The depth of chest tapers to a moderate tuck-up at the flanks. The loin is short and level. The croup is broad and flat. The tail is of medium length, high-set and carried gaily with a curve . It may be carried over the back or to either side. A short or missing tail is a disqualification. The tail may not be docked. Forequarters: Shoulders are well angulated, well laid back, fitting smoothly into the body. The forelegs are straight and parallel, with elbows tight to the body . The length from the withers to the elbows is equal to the length from the elbows to the ground. Pasterns are strong and nearly upright. The feet are small and slightly oval shaped with arched, tight toes.

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