Borzoi History

The 1888 Modern Borzoi Description by Nikolai Jermolov

Submitted by DanPersson on Sat, 01/27/2018 - 19:19
The 1888 Modern Borzoi Description by Nikolai Jermolov Introduction and Translation by © Kristina Terra 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. In his article, Mr. Jermolov alludes to the breed’s [...]
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1888
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Alexey Kivshenko

Submitted by arvid andersen on Wed, 02/12/2020 - 09:49
Aleksey Kivshenko Born: 22 March 1851 in Venyov, Russian Empire Died: 2 October 1895 (aged 44) in Heidelberg, Grand Duchy of Baden, German Empire Education: Member Academy of Arts (1884), Professor by rank (1893) Alma mater: Imperial Academy of Arts (1877) Aleksey Danilovich Kivshenko (Russian: Алексей Данилович Кившенко; 22 March 1851, Venyov - 2 October 1895, Heidelberg) was a Russian painter, primarily of historical scenes. Among the best-known were those depicting the Russo-Turkish Wars. He also created hunting and genre scenes and was associated with the Peredvizhniki. He was born on a [...]
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1890
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The dog in health and disease

Submitted by arvid andersen on Thu, 05/09/2019 - 15:01
Link to the book: The dog in heath and disease by Wesly Mills. Drawings by R H Moore
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1890

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 or donated." . One can wonder how many of these "in the eye of the Russian breeders, "defective", borzois passed through Mr. Rousseau's hands!
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1890
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Color on imported borzoi in 1891

Submitted by arvid andersen on Mon, 11/19/2018 - 14:18
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
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1891
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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 perhaps hundreds of borzoi but also the small hunter with 10 to 12 borzoi or even less, who bred occasionally or not at all!
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1895
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Wolfhunting in Russia (by Henry T Allen, USA)

Submitted by DanPersson on Wed, 08/01/2018 - 20:46
Wolfhunting in Russia The enormous extent and diversified conditions of the various localities of this empire would naturally suggest a variety of sport in hunting and shooting, including perhaps something characteristic. In the use of dogs of the chase especially is this suggestion borne out by the facts, and it has been said that in no other country has the systematic working together of fox-hounds and greyhounds been successfully carried out. Unfortunately, this sort of hunting is not now so general due to the emancipation of the serfs in 1861. A modest kennel for such sport consists of six [...]
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1895
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Vera Amelung, a Goddess?

Submitted by DanPersson on Sun, 09/23/2018 - 10:01
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 [...]
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1896
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"The Borzoi or Russian Wolfhound" by Rawdon Briggs Lee

Submitted by DanPersson on Sun, 07/15/2018 - 20:22
The Borzoi Or Russian Wolfhound (from the book ""A History And Description Of The Modern Dogs Of Great Britain And Ireland. (Sporting Division)", by Rawdon Briggs Lee") There is no dog of modern times that has so rapidly attained a certain degree of popularity as that which is named at the head of this chapter. A dozen years ago it was comparatively unknown in England; now all well-regulated and comprehensive dog shows give a class or classes for him, which are usually well filled, and cause quite as much interest as those for our own varieties. Indeed, the Borzoi is a noble hound, powerful [...]
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1897
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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. 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 [...]
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1898
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