Borzoi History

Nikolai Nikolaevitsch Romanoff

Submitted by Danielle Laure… on Sat, 11/18/2017 - 16:57
Porträtt av Storhertig Nicholas Nicolayevich (introduktionssida av boken "The Perchino Hunt) Storhertig Nicolas Nikolayevitch Romanoff föddes i Sankt Petersburg den 6 november 1856, som en medlem av den kejserliga familjen. Han var son till storhertigen Nicolas Nikolayevich (född 1831) och brorson [...]

The Black Borzoi

Submitted by arvid andersen on Mon, 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 Mon, 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 Thu, 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 Pam_Wild on Mon, 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 Tue, 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 [...]

Early American Borzoi History

Submitted by arvid andersen on Sun, 03/31/2019 - 09:32
Historic research by Margaret Davis! Revision of the early American Borzoi history! T he American system of partial registration leaves so much of the early history out of the studbooks, Here are chronological lists for 4 of the earliest foundation breeders in America and Canada (Terra Cotta). This [...]


Submitted by Danielle Laure… on Fri, 12/01/2017 - 10:01
Motsatt: Stående, en liten karikatyr av storhertigen Nicolas Nicolaievich. Texten på ryska är: " Hans kejserliga höghet, Den store Prins Nicholas Nicolayevich, på en av hans jakthästar vid Perchino, under ett test på varg med en ung Borzoi, för att träna den att fånga vargen, maj 1914 ." År 1887 [...]

The middleman

Submitted by arvid andersen on Mon, 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 [...]

The Korbutovsky Hunt.

Submitted by arvid andersen on Wed, 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 , en Gudinna?

Submitted by DanPersson on Thu, 09/20/2018 - 10:12
Gudinna Vera 15 juni 2012 10:33 av Julia Svintsova Vackra och graciösa, både Vera och Vinthundar Det närmade sig slutet av 1800-talet. I November 1896 i den gamla herrgården Krasavka Atkarsk som låg i landskapet Lysogorskaya i Saratovprovinsen, föddes det en baby. Förhoppningarna var kanske att det [...]

The Borzoi, or Russian Wolfhound

Submitted by SueVasick on Sat, 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 Tue, 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 Sun, 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 [...]

BRITISH DOGS Their Points, Selection, And Show Preparation by W. D. Drury. Borzois in collaboration with Capt. Borman

Submitted by Pam_Wild on Mon, 03/04/2019 - 11:03
I am publishing this article in The Borzoi Encyclopedia to encourage better understanding of the function of a Borzoi and its development as a breed. It is for all to enjoy reading but no part of my contributions to The Borzoi Encyclopedia may be copied, downloaded, printed or used in any way [...]

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

Submitted by DanPersson on Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:50
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 Romanoff kennels

Submitted by arvid andersen on Sat, 08/31/2019 - 22:24
The American Romanoff kennels has been researched by and is written by Margaret Davis! Romanoff was the name of the Russian royal family. It was established in 1630 by Michael Romanoff. Read more at, A relative of the first Michael Romanoff, [...]