Silky Terrier vs Bolonka Zwetna

Compare the Silky Terrier to the Bolonka Zwetna. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Silky Terriers and Bolonka Zwetnas.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both breeds are good choices for new or inexperienced owners, but the Bolonka Zwetna is better suited for new owners.
  • Children - Both breeds are child friendly, but the Bolonka Zwetna is the most friendly between the breeds.
  • Grooming - The Silky Terrier is very easy to groom. The Bolonka Zwetna has high grooming requirements.
  • Barking - The Silky Terrier bark/howls frequently. The Bolonka Zwetna has an average level of barking.
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Silky Terrier vs Bolonka Zwetna
Grey Silky Terrier
Gray Bolonka Zwenta
Breed NameSilky TerrierBolonka Zwetna
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicYesYes
Lifespan12-15 yrs.12-15 yrs.
Height9-10 in.9½-10½ in.
Weight8-11 lb4-12 lb
IntelligenceAverageAverage
History
Origin CountryAustraliaRussia
Origin Year1900 AD1700 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessGoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyGoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyBelow AverageVery Good
Stranger FriendlyGoodVery Good
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Likes To Snuggle
  • Willing To Please
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Likes To Snuggle
Living Environment
ApartmentYesYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardYesNo
Medium YardNoNo
Large YardNoNo
Temperature Tolerance ¹50°F to 80°F40°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsVery OftenBelow Average
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelLow-MediumMedium
Exercise RequiredMediumMedium
Top Running Speed12 mph12 mph
StrengthLowLow
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceMediumLow-Medium
SheddingNone-LowLow
DanderNone-LowNone
Drool AmountNoneNone

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameSilky TerrierBolonka Zwetna
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentYesNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoYes
AverageYesYes
Focused & PatientYesNo
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageAverage
Burrow/DiggingAverageBelow Average
ChasingAverageBelow Average
Follow CommandsAverageBelow Average
FightingBelow AverageVery Low
GuardingAverageBelow Average
HerdingAverageVery Low
HuntingBelow AverageVery Low
ProtectionAverageBelow Average
Remove VerminAverageAverage
SleddingVery LowVery Low
WatchAverageAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameSilky TerrierBolonka Zwetna
Lifespan
Lifespan12-15 yrs.12-15 yrs.
Common Health Issues
Collapsed TracheaYesNo
DiabetesYesNo
EpilepsyYesNo
Legg-perthes DiseaseYesNo
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameSilky TerrierBolonka Zwetna
Coat
HairYesYes
Coat Type
Smooth CoatYesNo
Curly CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
SilkyYesNo
StraightYesNo
WavyNoYes
Coat Length(s)
MediumYesYes
LongYesYes
Coat Color(s)
BlackYesYes
BlueYesNo
GreyYesNo
PlatinumYesNo
SilverYesNo
TanYesNo
WhiteYesNo
BrownNoYes
GrayNoYes
RedNoYes