Welcome to Red October Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonkas. The name has nothing to do with the submarine in Tom Clancy's novel or the Bolshevik Revolution. Our kennel and our first foundation Bolonka, Ahavapicaro’s Red October, are named after the Red October Chocolate Factory in Moscow. The company has been making candy since 1867, although there is a new factory in the Moscow suburbs, and the old factory on the Moscow River has been transformed into a modern collection of art galleries, restaurants, bars, and shops.
We heard about the Red October Chocolate Factory from Pratiek, a nephew who divides his time between India and Israel. His favorite Red October chocolate is Alyonka (also called Alenka), which has a picture of a young girl with a headscarf on the wrapper. He contacted our breeder and asked her to name our Bolonka show prospect Alenka. Our breeder accommodated his wish. Our little show girl became Ahavapicaro’s Red October, call name Alenka, and our kennel shares the Red October name.
The taste and texture of Red October chocolate is very different from western chocolate and is somewhat like the Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka--different, gritty, and fabulous.
Visit our Education page to see the official Russian standard for the Bolonka.
Our News page has our current ad in ShowSight Magazine, plus our interview. There also is the Fayetteville Observer article featuring our dogs.
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