Borzoi History

1856
ВЕЛИКИЙ КНЯЗЬ НИКОЛАЙ НИКОЛАЕВИЧ РОМАНОВ - МЛАДШИЙ

Портрет Великого Князя Николая Николаевича (вступление к книге «Першинская охота») Великий князь Николай Николаевич родился в Санкт-Петербурге 6(18) ноября 1856 года. Член царской семьи, он - сын Великого Князя Николая Николаевича (1831 г.р.), племянник Александра II , царя освободителя, отменившего крепостное право в 1861г. Последний царь Николай II (1868-1918) приходился ему двоюродным племянником по степени родства. Мы о нем знаем как о владельце и заводчике питомника «Першино». Однако охота и племенное разведение оставались для него развлечением. Высокий (1м98), статный, интеллигентный,
ВЕЛИКИЙ КНЯЗЬ НИКОЛАЙ НИКОЛАЕВИЧ РОМАНОВ - МЛАДШИЙ

1861
The Black Borzoi

Very little distinguish 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? We owe this consistency and the high level of soundness to the Perchino hunt of Grand Duke Nicholas, Dimitri Walzoff and a small number of hunter/breeders surrounding Perchino. In the short period from about 1870 to 1915, by breeding a large number of borzois in all colors, including black each year and through scrupulous selection of only the fittest, they
The Black Borzoi

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
Мемуарчики борзятника (мелкотравчатаго)

Отрывки из рассказа " Мемуарчики борзятника (мелкотравчатаго) ". Автор В. Ф. Пелешевскій, опубликовано в "ЖУРНАЛЕ ОХОТЫ", январь 1876 г. Хотя в рассказе не указано имя и фамилия генерала, то по моему это может быть известный заводчик борзых генерал Жихарев Александр Васильевич (1790-1881), который жил в селе Красноселье, Козловского уезда Тамбовской губ. "Въ районѣ, гдѣ жилъ пишущій эти мемуарчики, еще крѣпился старый ветеранъ прежней барской охоты — генералъ Ж-ъ, А—ъ В-вичъ. Почтенному старцу нѣсколько лѣтъ съ ряду все было 68 лѣтъ, что однако не мѣшало ему почти каждый день, въ періодъ
Мемуарчики борзятника (мелкотравчатаго)

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
A ПЕРШИНСКАЯ ОХОТА

Портрет Великого Князя в слегка карикатурном стиле. Августейший псовый охотник Его Императорское Высочество Великий Князь Николай Николаевич на охотничей лошади во время садок в Першино. Май 1914г. В 1887 году Великий Князь Николай Николаевич приобрел имение «Першино» , находившееся к западу от города Тула, примерно в двухстах километрах к югу от Москвы. На тот момент дворцовые постройки находились в упадке, и ремонтные и реставрационные работы, предпринятые Великим Князем были призваны придать великолепие имению, достойному называться Царской охотой. Были построены псарни, возрождено имение,
A ПЕРШИНСКАЯ ОХОТА

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  

1890
The middleman

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 or donated." . One can wonder how many of these "in the eye of the Russian breeders, "defective", borzois passed through Mr. Rousseau's hands!
The middleman

1891
Color on imported borzoi in 1891

Color of borzois imported by Mr. Paul Hacke from Russia in 1891 from the middleman Mr. A. Rousseau. Most of the borzois were purchased from the kennel of Grand Duke George Alexandrovich. Source "Forest and Stream" 1891-08-20
Color on imported borzoi in 1891
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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
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
"A History And Description Of The Modern Dogs Of Great Britain And Ireland. (Sporting Division)", by Rawdon Briggs Lee

The Borzoi Or Russian Wolfhound Анна Лефлер Часть 1. В настоящее время не существует ни одной породы собак, которая бы так стремительно достигла такого уровня популярности, как порода, название которой носит эта глава. Еще десяток лет назад она была сравнительно мало известна в Англии; теперь же хорошо организованные комплексные выставки собак выделяют для нее класс или классы, которые, как правило, плотно заполнены, и вызывают такой же большой интерес, как и выставки наших пород. Действительно, борзая – это благородная собака для преследования зверя, сильная и мускулистая внешне, но всё же
"A History And Description Of The Modern Dogs Of Great Britain And Ireland. (Sporting Division)", 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

1899
English Dog Show, Ranelagh Club

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 Her Grace the Duchess of Newcastle, who is president of the show. That the affair was a brilliant success is a matter of congratulation to all concerned. The Hon Secretary, Mr. Hood Wright, and Hon. Director, Mr. C. Cruft, worked very hard. Mr. Hood Wright was here, there, and everywhere, lending a
English Dog Show, Ranelagh Club

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

Этот текст сопровождает фотографию на Вольге; «Долговязкая ветрянка, изображение которой украшает титульный план на этот раз, является известным лауреатом наших последних выставок. Владелец Wolga

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