A portfolio of pictures and information of the very early sighthound breeds and borzoi in particular
Martynov's drawing/watercolors of the dogs have been published in the "Album of dogs on the first six exhibition" 1874-1879 in Moscow) in 1879 and 1880. The Russians Tsar was Alexander II (emperor in the years 1855-1881)
In addition to the large hunts with names known even today, there where at end of the 19th century in Russia many ordinary hunters-breeders we don't know much about! When information occurs it will be posted here!
In this collection we can publish stories we pick in books, on FB or hear being told.
Ute Dick has sent us this story about the kennel aus der Taiga in what then was Easten Germany.
This is my memories of the Kennel aus der Taiga:
I met the Nellissen family in the years 1968-1972, I was a child at the age of 9 years. The residence of the Nellissen family was 50 km away from us, they lived in Kändler a small village near Chemnitz. I often visited the family with my parents.
According to my memories, there lived about 7-10 barsois in the colors bright (blonde) and red coat dogs. They were very typical dogs with very nice narrow heads and dark eyes and very good
The Tam-Boer kennels was established in early 1950... by Elisabeth, Leonard and Lena Tamboer.