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Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka Dog Breed

The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka, often simply referred to as the Bolonka, is a delightful toy breed originating from Russia. Known for their small size and charming appearance, Bolonkas are characterized by their fluffy, long, and wavy coats that come in a variety of colors. These affectionate dogs are renowned for their gentle and friendly disposition, making them excellent companions and lap dogs. Bolonkas thrive on human interaction and are known for forming strong bonds with their families. Despite their diminutive stature, they have a lively and spirited personality, and they are quick learners, making them relatively easy to train. With their endearing nature and adaptability to apartment living, the Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka has become a beloved breed for those seeking a loving and loyal canine companion.


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Dan Sayers

Dan Sayers is the Editor-in-Chief of SHOWSIGHT digital and print publications. He received a B.S. from Drexel University where he studied interior architectural design. His professional career has allowed him to develop his planning, problem-solving, and project management skills, which were employed in the office, educational, and financial sectors. While working as a project manager, he earned a Graphic Design Certificate from the University of the Arts and began creating ads for many of America’s top-winning show dogs. Through this work, Dan became Editor-in-Chief of the nation’s first online-only dog show publication. His current role expands on this experience and broadly extends to cover the sport of dogs in Companion and Performance events as well as all aspects of Conformation.

Dan is a long-time member of the Irish Water Spaniel Club of America and is the organization’s current AKC Delegate and Archivist/Historian, as well as a club-approved Breed Mentor. From 2000-2010, he was the club’s AKC Gazette Columnist. He breeds Irish Water Spaniels under the Quiet Storm prefix and has judged the IWSCA National Specialty Sweepstakes twice. Dan is a member of the Morris and Essex Kennel Club as well as the Dog Writers Association of America, which recognized his illustrations in the award-winning canine compendium, the Encyclopedia of K-9 Terminology.