Borzoi History

1856
Nikolai Nikolaevitsch Romanoff

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 nephew of Alexander II (the liberating Tsar who abolished serfdom in 1861). He is also related to the last Tsar of Russia, a great-uncle of Nicholas II, (1868-1918). He is familiar to the Borzoi world for his breeding, the famous " Perchino " kennel. But hunting and breeding were for him mere a hobby. A
Nikolai Nikolaevitsch Romanoff

1873
Durassov kennels

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 Selo. Russian name : Ца́рское Село́, "Tsar's Village" was the town containing the former Russian residence of the imperial family and visiting nobility, located 24 kilometers,15 miles south from the center of Saint Petersburg.[1] It is now part of the town of Pushkin. Peter Feodrovich Durassov In
Durassov kennels

1876
Small memories of a borziatnik

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 Jikharev (1790-1881) ( Zhikharev) who lived in the village of Krasnoselie, in the Tambov region. Appendix to the magazine "Nature and hunting" (1882). Portrait of General Alexander Vasilievich Jikharev. "In the region where the author of these memoirs lived, there also lived a hunter, a veteran of the
Small memories of a borziatnik

1880
Canadian database

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 was helpful to add the town or state for unknown dogs to give them a location in the vast country of Canada. Generally the areas are east coast around Toronto, Ottawa etc then the major area in the middle of the country with the states of Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Several breeders in the
Canadian database

1887
Perchino Hunt

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 his rank. Below : portrait, a little caricature of the Grand Duke Nicolas Nicolaievich. The legend in Russian is: "His Imperial Highness the Great Prince Nicholas Nicolayevich, on one of his hunting horses at Perchino, during a training session of the young Borzoi at the hunting of wolf, May 1914."
Perchino Hunt

1888
The 1888 Modern Borzoi Description by Nikolai Jermolov  

The 1888 Modern Borzoi Description by Nikolai Jermolov Introduction and Translation by © Kristina Terra Nikolai Petrovich Jermolov owner of the J ermolov Hunt The first detailed modern Borzoi standard was written by Nikolai Petrovich Jermolov, an undisputed authority on the breed in the nineteenth-century Russia. The Jermolov family had bred Borzoi for over 200 years; and Nikolai Jermolov was considered one of the most talented and distinguished Borzoi breeders in the country. The Modern Borzoi Description was published in 1888 and was approved by the membership of the Imperial Hunting Society
The 1888 Modern Borzoi Description by Nikolai Jermolov  
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1894
Alex (Rousseau)

M ore about Queen Alexandras kennel “‘Alix’ came to Sandringham six years ago, and is quite a champion prize-winner, there being a hundred first and special, seven champions, and six premiers to his

1895
The Korbutovsky Hunt.

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 perhaps hundreds of borzoi but also the small hunter with 10 to 12 borzoi or even less, who bred occasionally or not at all! Feeding the borzoi Out to the field Rest after day at hunt
The Korbutovsky Hunt.
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1895
Tsaritsa

Ch Tsaritsa This bitch was called Tsaretsa in the Russian studbook. Name was changed to Tsaritsa when imported to England.
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1895
Velsk

Ch Velsk born 1895? P Painting by Calderon 1890, makes it mysterious, wrong year on painting, or one more Ch Velsk? Explanation? More of Calderon British KennelClubs Art Collection

1896
Vera Amelung, a Goddess?

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 child would be a brave sailor - following in the careers of both father and grandfather, like most of the relatives on the mother's side, - called Mola - who were both vice-admirals and admirals. But now it happened that this beloved baby was ... a girl, Vera Konstatinovna. And because they called
Vera Amelung, a Goddess?

1897
"The Borzoi or Russian Wolfhound" by Rawdon Briggs Lee

The Borzoi Or Russian Wolfhound (from the book ""A History And Description Of The Modern Dogs Of Great Britain And Ireland. (Sporting Division)", by Rawdon Briggs Lee") Korotai, Zeneitra & Pylai (Painting by Maud Earl) There is no dog of modern times that has so rapidly attained a certain degree of popularity as that which is named at the head of this chapter. A dozen years ago it was comparatively unknown in England; now all well-regulated and comprehensive dog shows give a class or classes for him, which are usually well filled, and cause quite as much interest as those for our own varieties
"The Borzoi or Russian Wolfhound" by Rawdon Briggs Lee

1898
The Borzoi, or Russian Wolfhound

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. The dogs are grand in aspect, with long, flowing coats of silken texture that defy the terrible cold, and they are built on lines that speak volumes for the antiquity of their origin. In this country they are known as Russian wolfhounds. The first speciman of the breed ever exhibited here was the
The Borzoi, or Russian Wolfhound

1900
Artem Konstantinovich Boldareff

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 preference for light colored Borzois ... Some of the borzoi were exported to U.S.A. ( O'Valley Farm kennel) and we find the origins of Boldareff borzoï in a number of European pedigrees of the past, a priori, there was little direct imports (one in France - Zmïeïka born in 1904, by Henri
Artem Konstantinovich Boldareff
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1901
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
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1901
Kieff

Influential Sire, behind both early English and German lines.Brother to Ch Caspian .

1904
The Twentieth Century Dog - Borzoi Section

by Herbert Compton published in 1904, Grant Richards, London. “Compiled from the contributions of over five hundred experts.” An aristocrat of aristocrats, the borzoi is at once the noblest looking as well as the newest addition to our bench of sporting hounds. He came with an Imperial halo about him, for amongst the earlier specimens introduced into this country were some from the Czar’s kennels. The Russian wolf-hound, like its Irish prototype, bears a great affinity to the greyhound. Except for its fleecy coat and feathered tail it is practically built on greyhound lines with certain
The Twentieth Century Dog - Borzoi Section

1907
History of the early British Borzoi (article by Major Borman, Ramsden.)

From the New Book of the Dog edited by J. Sidney Turner, Chairman of the Committee of the Kennel Club. Published in 1907. The Borzoi section was written by Major S.P. Borman. Mrs Borman with three Ramsden Borzois Although known in this country as the Borzoi, or Russian Wolfhound, this dog belongs to the Greyhound family – is, in fact, the Russian Greyhound of “Psovoi”, and is closely allied to that large group of Eastern Greyhounds which includes the Persian, the Circassian Orloff Hound, and others. No doubt all these dogs originated from one common stock, the characteristics of the various
History of the early British Borzoi (article by Major Borman, Ramsden.)
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1907
Wolga (Ingelman)

This text accompanies the photo on Wolga; "The long-haired windhound, whose image adorns the title plan this time is a famous prize winner from our latest exhibitions. Wolga S1847 owner. Captain Evert

1910
"Studies By A Borzoi Friend" by Dr A. Wegener

For the Borzoi breeder, there can be no dearer desire than to visit the breed at its home, to see and learn about it at work. These are incomparable teachings and memories, teachings that cannot be replaced by anything, memories that remain indelible and connect you to the breed more firmly than the largest breeding successes. The magnificent image of the large-scale Borzoi premises overshadow everything else that can be remembered for a lover of this magnificent breed. The Author; Dr Wegener with three Ural Borzois Only the hunter in the saddle can understand the lust for the chase and pay
"Studies By A Borzoi Friend" by Dr A. Wegener
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1910
Lihodey Perchino

Lihodey Perchino was imported from Russia to France by Alexandre Pellisson in 1913 . He was shown (CAC Cannes 1914, CAC BIS Nice 1914, CAC Paris 1914) and became French Champion. Remarks : - First
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1910
Ramsden Romance

Romance was first imported to Norway, by Mrs Marie Knudtzon, later she moved to Sweden , purchased by Ulla Levin, Norrköping.

1913
Remarks on the Borzoi Award in Kassel, 25.-26. October 1913

Remarks on the Borzoi Award in Kassel, 25.-26. October 1913 by General George de Meyer. Kieff, February 12, 1914 Photo from the magazine "Hundesport und Jagd" 1913, Nr.45, pg.1044, through courtesy of Andrus Kozlov. Drawing of an ideal head made by General von Meyer When I, at the request of Dr. Ing., A. Wegener took over the judges assignment over Borzois (Russian greyhounds) at the exhibition in Kassel, I was highly curious about how the type and conformation of our Russian Borzois bred in Germany bred on, and our beautiful breed in the care of German lovers has become. Through this kind of
Remarks on the Borzoi Award in Kassel, 25.-26. October 1913