There is no reliable information on the history of the breeding of this breed of dogs. There are several types of lapdogs, differing in appearance and character traits. The emergence of each breed has its own version. The first information about small dogs, according to the description, resembling lapdogs, comes from the beginning of our era and is described in the documents of the island of Melita (Maltese lapdog). There was a trading port on the island, which was visited by merchants from many countries and exchanged their goods, including dogs. So lapdogs appeared in China.
During the Middle Ages, tetrapods ceased to be just “little dogs”, the breed got its name. It comes from the Italian city of Bologna. This breed was in great demand in the aristocratic houses of Europe. They were owned by wealthy women, giving birth to these animals as decorative ornaments. Breeders were specially engaged in breeding lapdogs, trying to please the royal court and noble families. The common man was not interested in purchasing and keeping such dogs. They, first of all, required endurance and work capacity from the animal.
Today lapdogs are pets in many countries and are in great demand..
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Bolonka breed description and characteristics
Estimated puppy price
Residents of cities are increasingly preferring mini-dogs. A decorative pet does not need large spaces, they emit less specific aromas. One of the most popular breeds is the lapdog.
The price of puppies depends on the pedigree, variety and for what purpose it is purchased. If the owner does not plan to participate in exhibitions and contests, but gives birth to a pet for simple maintenance in the family, you can choose the baby from the rejected puppies, for example, absolutely healthy, but there is a defect in color. The price of substandard copies will be at most 15-18 thousand. Offspring with a pedigree and a full package of documents are much more expensive, reaching 120,000 rubles. The cheapest are babies of the Russian colored lapdog, since this species is recognized only by cynologists of the Russian Federation and is not suitable for exhibitions.
When choosing a pet, it is not recommended to trust unverified sources. You should contact dog breeding kennels or reputable kennel clubs. By purchasing a dog in specialized places, the buyer is guaranteed to protect himself from buying a mestizo, sick at the genetic level of the offspring, or droppings from an exhausted sick female. When selling titled puppies, the breeder is obliged to provide a veterinary passport, a stamp of the Russian Kennel Federation, an extract of vaccinations corresponding to age. For more confidence, you should contact an independent expert. It is allowed to wean a puppy from its mother after two months. Breeding lapdogs are engaged in almost all major cities. A list of nurseries and breeders, addresses, photos and reviews can be found on the Internet.