Borzoi History

Nikolai Nikolaevitsch Romanoff

Submitted by Danielle Laure… on Do, 11/16/2017 - 20:44
Portrait of Grand Duke Nicholas Nicolayevich (introduction page of the book "The PerchinoHunt) Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolayevich Romanoff was born in St. Petersburg on November 27, 1856. Member of the Imperial family, he is the son of the Grand Duke Nicolai Nicolayevich (born in 1831) , and the [...]

The Black Borzoi

Submitted by arvid andersen on Mo, 10/15/2018 - 09:15
Very little distinguishes a borzoi from the year 1900 from a borzoi in the year 2000. When we look at other breeds we will almost always see alarming differences. Why is the borzoi so consistent in type over such a long period of time? Old type borzoi (by artist N.Samokish) From the book "Tsar's [...]

Durassov kennels

Submitted by arvid andersen on Mo, 12/18/2017 - 12:29
Peter Feodrovich Durassov (1835 – 1894), was a famous borzoi breeder in Russia. He was the son of Senator F. Durassov, in 1884 Equerry (Chief of stables) at the highest court, a wealthy nobleman - he owned 38 000 ha of land in six governments, factories and two houses in the Royal Village, Tsarskoje [...]

Small memories of a borziatnik

Submitted by Danielle Laure… on Do, 02/08/2018 - 18:46
Excerpts from a story “Small memories of a borziatnik” by V.F. Péléchevski, published in the “Hunting Magazine” in January 1876. The name and first name of the General cited in the story are not specified, but it is almost certainly that of the famous Borzoi breeder, General Alexander Vasilievich [...]

The Siberian Wolfhound

Submitted by on Mo, 03/18/2019 - 22:15
An early name for the Borzoi in the UK was "Siberian Wolfhound" with the word "Borzoi" appearing later in the 19th Century. This much travelled lithograph showing the Siberian Wolfhound (Borzoi) in the Greyhound family was originally drawn and published in "Der Hund und seine Racen" by Leopold [...]

Canadian database

Submitted by arvid andersen on Di, 10/02/2018 - 08:36
Canadian database first version. Where dogs names were gained from published show results, the year refers to the first date the dog was shown. It is not a year of birth. For puppies, a guess was made for a birth date in the year before or sometimes in the year the dog was shown. In this database it [...]

Perchino Hunt

Submitted by Danielle Laure… on Do, 11/23/2017 - 09:26
In 1887, Grand Duke Nicolai Nicolayevich acquired the Perchino property west of the city of Tula, about 200 km from Moscow. Perchino was at that time a dilapidated manor house that the Grand Duke is committed to restore and beautify, to make it worthy to become the appointment of hunting that suits [...]

The middleman

Submitted by arvid andersen on Mo, 11/19/2018 - 15:22
Mr. Rousseau was a dealer, a middleman. He was a man who bought and sold borzoi for a profit, often to Americans. We can perhaps have in mind the following: " There were a lot of dogs in Perchino, new ones were born every year. Regularly compiled a list of "defective" dogs and these dogs were sold [...]

Strela Perchino

Also known as Strela Pershinskoi okhoty.

Strela was a mighty producer of quality Borzoi for the Perchino kennel, with a good number of her offspring going on to produce for not only Perchino but other kennels as well.  She was the great-granddam and great-great granddam of the highly influential Ptitschka Perchino, who was exported to Germany to help found a dynasty there when bred to Asmodey Perchino.


The Korbutovsky Hunt.

Submitted by arvid andersen on Mi, 01/31/2018 - 10:07
Pictures from life at the Korbutovsky hunt! A.P. Korbutovsky was not an important breeder. Borzoi from this hunt is hardly found in the studbooks. He was a hunter, his borzoi came from Zikharev, Boldareff and others and that makes these pictures so interesting. There was not only the very rich with [...]

Vera Amelung, a Goddess?

Submitted by DanPersson on So, 09/23/2018 - 10:01
The goddess Vera 15 juni 2012 10:33 by Julia Svintsova Beautiful and gracious, Both Vera & Sighthounds By the end of the late 19th century. in November 1896 in the old manor Krasavka Atkarsk, located in the Lysogorskaya province of Saratov province, a baby was born. The hopes were perhaps that the [...]

The Borzoi, or Russian Wolfhound

Submitted by SueVasick on Sa, 12/30/2017 - 13:34
The Borzoi H.W. Huntington, Marlborough Kennels, 1898; published in "Outing: Sport, Adventure, Travel, Fiction" Far-off Russia, where winters are so severe that but for a few months in the entire year are the fields free from snow, is the home of a breed of dogs known there as the Borzoi, or Psovie. [...]

English Dog Show, Ranelagh Club

Submitted by SueVasick on Di, 11/20/2018 - 22:14
Country Life Illustrated, June 17th 1899 Of all spots in which to hold a dog show, the beautiful grounds of the Ranelagh Club are quite the most perfect. Opinions are unanimous on this point. The committee were fortunate in having these grounds lent to them for the occasion, through the influence of [...]

Artem Konstantinovich Boldareff

Submitted by Danielle Laure… on So, 10/29/2017 - 09:26
Artem K. Boldareff, a great Russian land owner of the late 19th century, is known to be a great meritorious hunter and breeder of Borzoi in this period. He owned a group of renowned Borzoi and his breeding "Woronzova" (named after his estate) saw the birth of many quality borzoi. He is known for his [...]

Bistri Perchino "Bistri of Perchina"

Bistri of Perchina was bred in Russia at the famous Perchino kennels of Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich and imported to Valley Farm kennels in America in 1904.  He was not able to be registered by his Russian kennel name of Perchino due to the fact that an American kennel was already using that name, so he was entered as Bistri of Perchina, instead.  Bistri was incorrectly entered in Vol. XX of the 1903 AKC stud book, and a correction was made in Vol. XXII in 1905.