Borzoi History

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1944
Midtfyn's Boja

American Ch Midtfyns Boja was an outstanding dog bred by in Denmark and exported to Harold Sundt, Jr in America. He was white with red sable patches born December 6, 1944, sired by Finis Pjotr out of

1946
Who was Constantin Esmont?

Notes regarding Borzoi in Russia in the period 1940 to 1950! In the 1940s, just as the second WW had ended, a Soviet soldier, Constantin Esmont made detailed records of the various types of borzoi he found in Cossack villages in the south of Russia. Esmont at work on a field trial His job was to visit horse farms and to select horses for the army. Because of this he traveled much in the steppe regions of Southern Russia and he saw a lot of local sighthounds. Gathering before examination. Esmont was concerned that the distinct types of sighthounds were in danger of degenerating without a
Who was Constantin Esmont?

1948
Kennel Ekhaga Sweden

Group of youngsters, mid 1950s Ch Ekhaga Petrow Signe and Axel Hallqvist started their breeding of Borzois -"Russian Wolfhounds" in 1948 . They lived in Arendal , just outside Gothenburg at the time and had aquired the female Bonnens Roity , sister of the more famous Ch - siblings Bonnens Fedja and Raija . This litter of kennel Bonnens brought together all the famous names from kennels as Perchino , Ramsden , Addlestone , Ural , Hassia , and Wergei , which had formed the Swedish line. Ch Ekhaga Jana Roity, that was white with black spots ( sorry, no photo ) was mated to Heimerbergs Tzarewitch
Kennel Ekhaga Sweden

1950
Borzoi in Russia from 1920 to 1980. Galina Zotova.

Galina Viktorovna Zotova on Russian borzoi after the revolution. This is an interpretation of Madam Zotova's letter regarding borzoi in Russia, from about 1920 to about 1980. She had strong opinions, was outspoken, in some cases even controversial. In a time when knowledge of the borzoi in Russia and the Sovjet Union was limited, was Galina Zotova allowed to travel abroad and tell borzoi enthusiasts in the west that borzoi still existed in it's motherland. Some additions have been made, like adding names known in the west and Marina Orlova's pictures. Galina Viktorovna Zotova After the October
Borzoi in Russia from 1920 to 1980. Galina Zotova.
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1950
Charis von Bismarkturm

Ch Charis v Bismarkturm . There is a story behind this photo and the one of Polongai Porchai Krasnoje Selo. In 1978 I did get both of them from Charlotte Zabel, with the remark, how important both had

1950
The Boreland History (Sweden)

Barbro Blomqvist started her Borelands kennel in Norrkoping with a Borzoi named Natascha (Trolle av Vaktarbo-Heimerbergs Natascha), born 1948. Natascha jumping, with mrs Blomqvist in background. Ch Natascha Natascha eventually became SE Champion, and besides her physical appearance she was a Borzoi with many qualities. She followed her owner without a leash when she rode her bike, and was left outside the store while her mistress did her shopping. She also with ease jumped over the height of her owner standing up. Natascha was bred to Ch Gilgamesch (Sergei-Bonnens Zazza). They were closely
The Boreland History (Sweden)

1952
American Champions Sunday of Tam-Boer and Vigow of Romanoff III

A splendid photograph of two grand Borzoi, American Ch. Sunday of Tam-Boer on the left and American Ch. Vigow of Romanoff III on the right. Sunday was a well-bodied white and red bitch bred by Leonard and Elizabeth Tamboer and owned by the Larsons. She was whelped December 6, 1956 and of Romanoff bloodlines, being sired by Vigow of Romanoff II ex Lady Gretchen of Tam-Boer. As a brood bitch, she produced 2 litters [1960, 1961] both sired by Haljean’s Flame, and her offspring were behind Cordova and Conamor Borzoi, among others. Her most influential daughter was Hasu’s Elena of Conamor, who was
American Champions Sunday of Tam-Boer and Vigow of Romanoff III

1960
International Dog Show i Gothenburg 1960

At the show in Gothenburg in 1960 Ekhaga showed a group of borzois. One of the dogs, Ch Ekhaga Rimski went BOB and the group was Best Group in Show ,
International Dog Show i Gothenburg 1960
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1965
Ekhaga Nikolaus

Ekhaga Nikolaus sired a number of litters in Sweden and Finland, and can still be found in pedigrees around the World. Link Kennel Ekhaga

1965
War&Peace "Hunt scenes"

Wolfhunt scenes Opening scene Sergej Bondartjuks version of Leo Tolstoj's War&Peace has been much awarded. Here we have a link to the beatiful scenes of the wolfhunt. The USSR (Nikita Chrustiev) export to England, "Boran" owned by Lady Sternberg, was said to play the main role among the Borzois appearing.
War&Peace "Hunt scenes"
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1967
Loral's Iossif Ivanevich

Taking one of dozens of Hound Group Firsts American Ch. Loral’s Iossif Ivanevich played a huge part in the development of the breed in America during the late 1960’s, early 1970’s. Joe was bred and

1971
The Swedish Borzoi Club (Ryska Vinthundsringen 1971)

Photo, People and Borzois at the first meeting in Borås 1971 Ryska Vinthundsringen was founded in 1971 by a number of local entusiasts from the Gothenburg area. Due to intensive lobbying it was soon established throughout the country. In 1972 it was recognized by the Swedish Sighthound Club (SvVk). At a meeting the same year Henry Zöller, Helga Ljungberg and N.Toll from SvVk was present, a board was elected with A. Andersen as Chairman, Carina Jansson as Secretary, Dan Persson Editor and Clas Jansson as Treasurer.
The Swedish Borzoi Club (Ryska Vinthundsringen 1971)

1976
Kennel “Van Troybhiko”

Kennel “Van Troybhiko” by E. Ebneter. ‘Der Windhundfreund’, December 1976 The Troybhiko kennel of Mrs. Matheeuwsen in Best, Holland was established in 1962. The kennel name ‘Troybhiko’ was taken from the first four dogs bought by this kennel: Troyka, Bianka, Hermi and Kosak. Troyka van Borjoschka became the foundation of the successful Troybhiko borzoi. Troyka himself won 32 CACIB. He was an International, Dutch Champion, Belg. Ch, 1969 German Winner, 1967 Swiss Winner and 66-68 Winner Amsterdam. Troyka van Borjoschka as a veteran Troyka is the sire of many beautiful borzoi and sired
Kennel “Van Troybhiko”

1981
The Swedish Borzoi-Ringens Jubilee 1981

Hermann Zimmerle and Lyle Gilette, judges at the Show The 10 year jubilee and the first International Borzoi Conference All delegates at the Conference in Sweden. The English delegates on their way to Falkoping The
The Swedish Borzoi-Ringens Jubilee 1981

1983
Interview with Richard Meen & John Reeve Newson (3)

The Borzoi Quarterly Talks With Dr. Richard Meen and Dr. John Reeve-Newson KISHNIGA [Part III] Campbellville, Ontario, Canada This interview was conducted in July 1983 at Dick and John's home by Jocelyne Ivanovskis. Kishniga's Oedipus Rex Do you ever sell on terms? Dick: 99.99% of the time, it's cash. It does depend on the bitch, of course. Say someone comes to us and wants to use a stud that has not been proven. Our stud fee for an unproven male is $100 when the litter is on the ground. No matter how great the dog may be, the stud fee is $100 if it is unproven. We figure that anyone who wants
Interview with Richard Meen & John Reeve Newson (3)

1983
Interview with Richard Meen & John Reeve-Newson (1)

The Borzoi Quarterly Talks With Dr. Richard Meen and Dr. John Reeve-Newson KISHNIGA Campbellville, Ontario, Canada This interview was conducted in July 1983 at Dick and John's home by Jocelyne Ivanovskis. Richard Meen and John Reeve Newson How long have you been in Borzoi? Dick: I purchased my first Borzoi in 1969. That's what, 14 years. My first litter was born 12 years ago in June, or 1972. Three years after you got your first Borzoi? Dick: Yes, 11 years ago, ac­ tually. The first Borzoi I got died two weeks after I got it. I then got a replacement puppy which was an outcross. John: I took
Interview with Richard Meen & John Reeve-Newson (1)

1983
Interview with Richard Meen and John Reeve Newson (2)

The Borzoi Quarterly Talks With Dr. Richard Meen and Dr. John Reeve-Newson KISHNIGA [Part II] Campbellville, Ontario, Canada This interview was conducted in July 1983 at Dick and John's home by Jocelyne Ivanovskis. What type of breeding have you found most successful in your program? Dick: We've discovered some very interesting things in linebreed­ ing. John: Onstott gave some good advice on that. You can linebreed very extensively, but you have to be prepared to cull very extensively and be very objective. Dick: That's the joy of breed­ ing your own show dogs. John: We were driving to the
Interview with Richard Meen and John Reeve Newson (2)

1984
Interview with Reg Bassett of Colhugh Kls.

The Borzoi Quarterly Talks with Reg A Bassett, COLHUGH BORZOI A collection of Colhugh borzoi (link to more photos) This inteview was conducted in the home of Mr Reg A Bassett on July 25 1984 by O W Roamer-Horn Reg Bassett How and when did you get started in dogs? I didn ’ t start in dogs, I was born in dogs. I can say that because my parents had a little holding which is a small farm. There were always dogs present, little working Spaniels, Whippets, or some such things. When I was in school, I bought my first, or at least my father bought my first Corgi. That one was also a winner? Oh yes,
Interview with Reg Bassett of Colhugh Kls.

1989
Jo Heller at the IBC conference in Macon

Jo Heller A very happy Jo Heller The fourth conference of the International Borzoi Council was held this time in Macon, France in the famous and beautiful wine region on October 12 and 13, 1989. It was the first time for me and I ’ m glad I went. The previous conferences were held in Sweden 1981, England 1983 and in USA in 1986. The next, the fifth, is scheduled for Leningrad. The Macon conference was well attended and many well-known borzoi personalities from as far away as Canada, USA, Australia and from various European countries such as Sweden, Denmark, Germany, USSR, Holland, Belgium,
Jo Heller at the IBC conference in Macon

1991
In memory of Eugenia Feodorovna Dezor

E ugenia Feodorovna Dezor Elena Nikolaevna Makkonen who personally knew Eugenia Feodorovna Dezor wrote this in memory of her friend. She has agreed to have it published in the Borzoi Encyclopedia. Eugenia was born on August 29 in 1903. She was the eldest daughter in a family who descended from scientists and explorers. Her father, a chemist-engineer in textile production, was invited to work in Russia. With him came his family of wife and two daughters. They were baptized orthodox and adopted Russian citizenship. Eugenia Feodorovna Dezor, 1928 Eugenia Feodorovna was married at the age of only
In memory of Eugenia Feodorovna Dezor