The Romanoff kennels

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The American Romanoff kennels has been researched by and is written by Margaret Davis!

Pictures by Sue Vasick!

Romanoff was the name of the Russian royal family. It was established in 1630 by Michael Romanoff. Read more at, https://www.history.com/topics/russia/romanov-family

A relative of the first Michael Romanoff, Prince George M Romanoff bred borzoi in Russia in about 1880 using the Romanoff name, one of his dogs where  Abrek Romaoff

Very early kennels using the Romanoff name were set up in several western countries but also variations like Borzoi Romanov's by Inna Y Estrinas in Russia and Romanow's from M Schnebelis in Switzerland, illustrated by the International Champion Romanow's Nikolai.

The first was in Holland in 1905, owned by H G Hoogenkamp. There are about 25 borzoi bred in Holland by HG Hoogenkamp in the studbook wearing the Romanoff kennel name. Several of these has survived on to modern time. Best known might be Olaf Romanoff in the pedigree of the well-known Polongai Porchai Krasnoie Selo. Find no records of borzoi bred by H G Hoogenkamp after 1921.

In 1920 a kennel using the name Romanoff was established in Canada. The owner was first Alan Paterson and then his wife, Janet Paterson. The

Canadian romanoff
   

Canadian Romanoff kennel was quite successful and their dogs where exhibited in both Canada and in the United States. One influential dog was Romanoff Kosloff. The first dog bred by the Paterson’s were in 1919 and the last in about 1930. The kennel was based mainly on American lines..

In 1920 LC Ware established a Romanoff kennel in Australia. There are 12 borzoi bred by LC Ware between the early 1920 and 1925 from imported English bloodlines. Have not find offspring surviving WW2,

This leads to the Romanoff kennel in the USA

In 1909 a kennel using the name Romanoff was owned by Mrs F C McAllister of Bronxville, New York.  She commenced with her foundation bitch Bronja O’ Valley Farm born 29 July 1909 by Ch Rasboi O'Valley Farm x Ch Katrinka O’ Valley Farm.  Mrs McAlllister bred four litters using the Romanoff affix and several of her dogs come down to present day.

19 June 1911 

           Ch Lorraine’s Bojar x Bronja O’ Valley Farm. Progeny bred from are:

            Amur of Romanoff owned by J V Bretand

            Neva owned by G Ronsse

            Kara of Romanoff owned by F C McAllister then E L Pelletier in 1914

1 February 1912        

            Ch Lorraine’s Pontiac x

7 October 1912          

            Ch Lasky x Bronja O’ Valley Farm  progeny bred from are:

            Ch Sorvoi of Romanoff owned by E L Pelletier then N A Pabst

            Ch Lodhka of Romanoff owned by E L Pelletier then sold to A V Webley in Canada

            Roma of Romanoff owned by E L Pelletier

            Tanja of Romanoff owned by G Plaintiff

1 September 1913     

           Ch Lasky x Kara of Romanoff       3 m 4 f known only one bred from

            Vilna II of Romanoff owned by E L Pelletier

Mrs McAllister appears to have dispersed her dogs in 1914

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The second kennel known as Romanoff was owned by E L Pelletier of Pontiac, Michigan.  He began with several dogs obtained from Mrs McAllister but most were sold on later.  In 1913 he obtained a male from Vladeska kennels and renamed him as Vardo of Romanoff (born 8 July 1912 by Ch Lasky x Lorraine’s Vedma).

24 April 1914  

            Vardo of Romanoff (Vladeska) x Kara of Romanoff (McAllister)  bred from are:

            Almaz of Romanoff owned by E L Pelletier   

            Boris of Romanoff owned by A E Lewis

            Chara of Romanoff owned by A W Lachenmann

            Sonia of Romanoff owned by E L Pelletier

            Zarka o Romanoff owned by E L Pelletier

            Zorka of Romanoff owned by E L Pelletier

Not bred from but became a Champion Dimitri of Romanoff owned by C H Wills

 

Leroy Pelletier bred 16 litters from 1914 to 1918 with several of his dogs being used by other breeders.  The following are the main dogs with continuing lines from this kennel.

17 Aug 1915)

             Vardo of Romanoff x Roma of Romanoff (McAllister)

             Vedma of Romanoff owned by N Pabst with many descendants to the 1940s

16 Jan 1916 repeat mating of Vardo and Kara of Romanoff

            Queen O’ St Nicholas owned by St Nicholas knls has descendants into the 1930s

21 Jan 1916   

            Almaz of Romanoff (Pelletier) x Lodhka of Romanoff (McAllister)

            Lodhka III of Romanoff owned by N A Pabst then Anoakia knls

8 Oct 1916     

            Ch Clontarf’s Nadmen x Lodhka of Romanoff (McAllister)

Nadmen-newspaper
American Ch. Clontarf's Nadmen

            Nadmen of Gilmorelands owner J S Gilmore  has many descendants to modern dogs

Leroy Pelletier appears to have dispersed his dogs about 1919

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The third kennel known as Romanoff was owned by Norman A Pabst of Grosse Isle, Michigan.  He obtained Ch Sorvoi of Romanoff (McAllister) from E L Pelletier plus the bitches Vedma of Romanoff (Pelletier) born 17/8/1915 and Lodhka III of Romanoff (Pelletier) born 21 Jan 1916.  Later he obtained Clontarf’s Krassai born 10 March 1916 by Ch Clontarf’s Nadmen x Clontarf’s Zahftra.  Krassai became a champion and was sold later to Mr A V Webley in Canada.

18 June 1917 

            Vardo of Romanoff (Vladeska) x Lodhka III of Romanoff (Pelletier)

            Boris V of Romanoff and Tiranka of Romanoff not bred from by their owners

4 July 1917     

            Ch Sorvoi of Romanoff (McAllister) x Clontarf’s Krassai        3m 3f known

            Zahftra of Romanoff owned by N A Pabst later sold to Canada

14 July 1919   

            Ch Khotni O’ Valley Farm x Zahftra of Romanoff (Pabst)

            Zolota O’ Valley Farm owned by Valley Farm knls

Norman Pabst appears to have dispersed his dogs early in the 1920s.  Although he was only a small breeder he produced Zahftra of Romanoff who was a significant producer in Canada and her line survives to modern dogs in both Canada and the US.  Zolota O’ Valley Farm also produced a dynasty with a line to modern dogs such as Vaski knls in Canada and Sleeping Bear, Shondar and Willowview in the US  

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Astor
    

 

There was another atempt to use the Romanoff kennel name. Harold Wilson imported Astor von Nordeestrand and used  the Romanoff kennel name when adverticing. Living in California he was perhaps not aware that Louis Murr already owned the name! No puppies was registered by Harold Wilson with the Romanoff name. Sue Vasick points out that Astor von Nordseestrand can be found in modern pedigrees!

 

 

The fourth kennel known as Romanoff was owned by Louis J Murr of Spring Valley, NY. In 1919 Mr Murr obtained two bitches – Lorraine’s Olga aged about 8 years born 1911 by Ch Lorraine’s Pontiac x Ch Lorraine’s Isis and a youngster about 14 months old from her previous owner.  This was Valoga bred by Valley Farm kennels born February 1918 by Owarka O’ Valley Farm x Nayada O’ Valley Farm.  Valoga had no kennel name.

27 August 1919 

             Blistai’s Zulik x Lorraine’s Olga       only one registered

            Tamara II owned by L J Murr

Obtained

              Sverkai of Romanoff born 20 April 1920 by Sergeis II x Miss Leo    breeder J S Mayhew

              Baba Yaga  born 1 November 1920 by Ch Blistai FR x  Austin’s Kasa    breeder V T Pissara

The Romanoff kennel name was used from 1921

16 July 1921 by

             Ch Blistai FR x Tamara II

            Karatai of Romanoff owned by L J Murr has descendants to modern dogs

8 October 1921

           

Tiranka II
American Ch. Tiranka of Romanoff II

Sverkai of Romanoff (Mayhew) x Valoga (OVF)     only one registered

            Ch Tiranka of Romanoff II owned by L J Murr also has descendants to modern dogs

Obtained

            Thello von Konigsee (Imp Germany) born 1921 by Falk Slava x Fredja v Federsee

There were six litters born 1923-1924 from various parents generally with only one progeny registered but they did not breed on. Other litters in later years had no further descendants and are not included in this list. The following dogs have descendants to modern days.

26 July 1924 by Sverkai of Romanoff (Mayhew) x Baba Yaga (Pissara)

            Charadei of Romanoff owned by L J Murr

            Czarina XIV owned by L M Zabriskie

29 March 1925 by Thello v Konigsee (Imp Germany) x Baba Yaga (Pissara)

            Zanoza of Recall owned by P Zabriskie

1 Sept 1925 by Karatai of Romanoff x Ch Tiranka of Romanoff II

            Ch Cerebro of Romanoff owned by L J Murr

            Ch Tamara of Romanoff owned by L J Murr

The progeny from several litters produced 1926-1928 have no recorded descendants. Most of these probably went to hunters in the west. Other dogs were obtained from various sources but have no registered progeny and are not included here. The following are behind modern lines:

Obtained circa 1928

            Duckesse of Romanoff born 1927 by White Cloud of Althea Farm x Zupova O’ Valley Farm

            breeder H S Neilson of Althea Farm kennels

            Naian of Romanoff born 1927 by Ch Cerebro of Romanoff x Sadrina of Layte

            breeder Captain D P Stewart

Obtained circa 1929

            Aglaia (Imp Austria) born 27 July 1928 by Ataman von Helfenstein x Notschka von der Katharinenburg breeder L Rotter

            Vigow O’Valley Farm born 1926 by Ch Appraxin OVF x Zohra du Zwaenhoek (Imp Belgium), obtained as an adult dog that later became a

Vigow OVF
American Ch. Vigow O'Valley Farm

champion.

            Ch Nega O’Valley Farm born 1925 by Ch Nasskok OVF x Ch Bessberk’s Cresta (Imp Holland) obtained from E C Biesel as an adult champion.

7 April 1930 by Ch Vigow O’Valley Farm x Ch Tamara of Romanoff

            Ch Tibor of Romanoff owned by L J Murr

            Ch Tiranka III of Romanoff owned by L J Murr

18 April 1930 by Naian of Romanoff (Stewart) x Aglaia (Imp Austria)

            Sorva of Romanoff II owned by L J Murr

Obtained circa 1932 from J S Loomis as adult dogs

            Ugadai (Imp UK) born 29 April 1929 by Ch Podar of Notts x Ch Lady Luck of Barnaigh. Breeder Mrs K    McNeil

            Nadbavka (Imp UK) born 19 Jan 1930 by Ch Felstead x Vedic of White Star breeder E H Guy

7 April 1932 by Ch Tibor of Romanoff x Nadbavka (Imp UK)

            Ugadai of Romanoff owned by L Y Freeman

20 Jan 1933 by Ugadai (Imp UK) x Draga of Romanoff

            Silva of Romanoff owned by L J Murr was shown but not bred

These UK lines are included for historical interest.  In spite of both imports producing two litters each nothing survives from these early Barnaigh and Guy dogs.

7 Jan 1933 by Ch Vigow O’ Valley Farm x Zanoza of Recall

            Ch Akuratni of Romanoff owner L J Murr then exported to the UK

           

Vigow romanoff
American Ch. Vigow of Romanoff

Ch Vigow of Romanoff owner L J Murr

            Ch Otrava of Romanoff owner L J Murr then M Rosenbaum

28 May 1933 by Ch Vigow O’ Valley Farm x Ch Nega O’Valley Farm

            Tibor II of Romanoff owner R Charles

            Tanya of Romanoff owner F Oldmixon then N Shvetzoff in 1939 O’Baron’s Wood knls

7 Sept 1933 by Ch Tibor of Romanoff x Sorva of Romanoff II

            Magna of Romanoff owner R J Charles

 

Obtained 1933

             Ch Jagatai Perchino born 19 April 1932 by Peter Perchino x Silda O’Valley Farm   breeder Lois Kellogg.              This dog’s name was changed later to Ch Jagatai of Romanoff.

19 Jan 1934 by Ch Vigow O’ Valley Farm x Tiranka III of Romanoff

            Ch Lasky of Romanoff IV owner F Oldmixon then N Shvetzoff 1939

 

Obtained 1934

Yura II Romanoff born 25 Oct 1933 by Ch Vigow OVF x Sorrel of Recall breeder L Zabriskie

Ch Sovna of Romanoff born 25 April 1934 by Ch Pojar of Ladoga x Ch Thamar Dar of Agnedelldoll  breeder K L Douglass

Ch Lizetta born 25 Feb 1932 by Yarvar of Ladoga x Ch Nastia OVF breeder B F Pratt obtained from R F Harding as an adult champion

 

21 April 1935 by Ch Vigow of Romanoff x Ch Lizetta

            Ch Viouga of Romanoff owner L J Murr then C & M Barker

7 July 1935 by Ch Akuratni of Romanoff x Sorva of Romanoff III

            Rasputin of Romanoff owner L J Murr

30 Sept 1935 by Ch Akuratni of Romanoff x Tiranka III of Romanoff

            Ataman of Romanoff II owner C H Cheeseman

 

Obtained 1935

Ch Ajax of Romanoff born 7 June 1935 by Ch Otrava of Romanoff x Magna of Romanoff breeder R J Charles

Ajax romanoff
American Ch. Ajax of Romanoff

 

27 June 1936 by Ch Ajax of Romanoff (Charles) x Duckesse of Romanoff (Neilson)

                        Juna of Romanoff owner C G Stewart

8 Feb 1937 by Ch Jagatai of Romanoff (Perchino) x Tiranka III of Romanoff

                        Tigow of Romanoff owner L J Murr

                        Ch Tigr of Romanoff owner C E Barker litter 1941 no further gens

14 April 1938 by Rasputin of Romanoff x Yura II of Romanoff (Zabriskie)

                        Laska of Romanoff owner P C Malik

1 Sept 1938 by Ch Jagatai of Romanoff (Perchino) x Ch Viouga of Romanoff

                        Vitya Babin owner A R Adams

Obtained 1938

Adana of Romanoff born 25 May 1938 by Ch Vigow of Romanoff x Czarina Anna Semenova breeder A R Adams

Obtained 1939

Ch Tyddo of Romanoff born 28 March 1939 by Ch Ajax of Romanoff (Charles) x Juno of Romanoff breeder C G Stewart

Obtained at end of 1939 on the death of F Oldmixon who bred and owned these dogs:

Ch Prince Igor O’Baron’s Wood born 1935 by Ch Lasky of Romanoff IV x Yona of Ladoga

Ch Mazouka O’Baron’s Wood born 1935 by Ch Lasky of Romanoff IV x Yona of Ladoga

Ch Alexandrovitch O’Baron’s Wood 1935 by Ch Vigow of Romanoff x Tanya of Romanoff

Ch Dagmar O’Baron’s Wood born 1935 by Ch Vigow of Romanoff x Tanya of Romanoff

Ch Sascha O’Baron’s Wood born 1937 by Ch Prince Igor O’Baron’s Wood x Tanya of Rom

Only Prince Igor was bred from at Romanoff kennels

 

7 Feb 1940 by Tibor of Romanoff x Sovna of Romanoff

            Sovna of Romanoff II owner A R Adams

14 June 1940 by Ch Prince Igor O’Baron’s Wood x Ch Viouga of Romanoff

            Adams Almaz owner A R Adams

            Orel of Romanoff owner A R Adams

            Viouga’s Dark Eyes of Romanoff owner F S Cronin

19 July 1940 by Ch Prince Igor O’Baron’s Wood x Ch Sovna of Romanoff (Douglass)

            Black Bell of Romanoff owner J L Hensey

 

26 May 1941 by Ch Tyddo of Romanoff (Stewart) x Adana of Romanoff (Adams)

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BIS Ch. Vigow OVF of Romanoff

            Ch Vigow OVF of Romanoff owner L J Murr

            Volga of Romanoff owner L J Murr

Ch Ninotchka of Romanoff owner A J Brock two litters but only to third gen

 

Obtained 1942

Gingergre of Romanoff born 11 March 1942 by Ch Tyddo of Romanoff (Stewart) x Sovna of Romanoff II breeder A R Adams

 

27 October 1942 by Tigow of Romanoff x Volga of Romanoff

            Ch Natalie of Romanoff owner A R Adams

 

24 May 1943 by Ch Tyddo of Romanoff (Stewart) x Adana of Romanoff (Adams)

            Ch Bolshoi of Romanoff owner A R Adams

            Baba Yaga of Romanoff owner L J Murr

 

27 August 1944 by Ch Tyddo of Romanoff (Stewart) x Adana of Romanoff (Adams)

            Nayan of Romanoff owner L J Murr

            Zanoza of Romanoff owner W J Schmidt

            Lumurr Adams owner A R Adams

 

28 Jan 1946 by Ch Kosloff Vigow Kanduit (Malora) x Gingergre of Romanoff (Adams)

            Lyss of Romanoff owner L J Murr

 

Obtained 1946

khan
BIS Ch Khan of Romanoff

Ch Khan of Romanoff born 23 May 1946 by Ch Tyddo of Romanoff x Czarina Zhe  breeder A R Albert

Adana of Romanoff II born 15 Sept 1946 by Jagatai of Hensey Hobby Farm x Tamara IV breeder H Van Deusen

 

21 Sept 1948 by Ch Khan of Romanoff (Albert) x Adana of Romanoff II (Van Deusen)

            Vigow of Romanoff II owner L J Murr

5 Nov 1949 by Nayan of Romanoff x Lyss of Romanoff

            Ch Lady of Romanoff owners B Traglio & M Burnichon

 

27 May 1952 by Vigow of Romanoff II x Baba Yaga of Romanoff

            Ch Vigow of Romanoff III owner E Leonard

            Laska of Romanoff 2 owner L A Suchoff

            Snow Witch of Romanoff owner L Tamboer

           

chudak romanoff
American Ch. Chudak of Romanoff

Ch Chudak of Romanoff born 14 July 1960 by Ch Vigow of Romanoff III x Tatiana of Alpine  was bred by L M Murr (not L J Murr) and owned by I A Thompson

There are over 20 litters not included in this record as the progeny were not bred from or did not continue to modern dogs.  Only relevant litters and dogs behind current lines are listed.

Researched and compiled by Margaret Davis          

Year of event
1910
Country
Show in History
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