Your Borzoi

128 pages

Alfred Edlin (Ridgeside Kennels) takes you through a brief but thorough introduction to the breed.

The book covers such topics as:

– choosing a puppy and the characteristics and personality of an adult Borzoi;
– maintenance: grooming, coat care, nutrition, general healthcare and basic training;
– the history of the Borzoi and an overview of the main kennels active at the time;
– Borzoi activities: shows, obedience;
– genetics, breeding and whelping.

The Borzoi Handbook

Photo N°1 A copy of the “The Borzoi Handbook” edition. Date not specified (the first edition is 1952).

Photo N° 2 : “Borzois”, a rewrite of “The Borzoi Handbook” by the same author, published in 1971. Other edition in 1977, with additionnal illustrations.
241 pages.

A must-see of the genre, published by the English breeder of “Winjones” borzoi.

To the book is added an English translation of the famous book “The Perchino hunt” by Dimitri Walzoff.


1. Origin and history in Russia

2. Early show dogs

3. Contemporary dogs

4. The standard

5. Breeding

6. Feeding

7. Management

8. Exhibiting

9. The Borzoi Club

10 Glossary of terms

The Perchino Hunt Contents



1. Perchino

2. Perchino hounds

3. Puppy raising

4. Composition of the Perchino Hunt

5. Brief history of the Perchino hunt

6. Hunting

7. Perchino wolf drives

8. A days hunting in Perchino