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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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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An outline of the history of the borzoi

Submitted by arvid andersen on Tue, 09/01/2020 - 20:09
An Outline of the History of the Borzoi This article was written in 1891 by Baron G.D. Rozen and was published in the journal Russkii Okhotnik. This material was graciously provided by Dr. Jim Sillers, who had the work translated and the resulting paper presented at the 1997 BCOA National Specialty and at the International Borzoi Conference in October 1998. Thanks Dr. Jim! In intending to write a historical essay on the borzoi, I must not fail to touch on the history of the dog in general. In this outline the reader will not find a comprehensive and detailed description of various breeds of [...]
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1891
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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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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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"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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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 Her Grace the Duchess of Newcastle, who is president of the show. That the affair was a brilliant success is a matter of congratulation to all concerned. The Hon Secretary, Mr. Hood Wright, and Hon. Director, Mr. C. Cruft, worked very hard. Mr. Hood Wright was here, there, and everywhere, lending a [...]
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1899
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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 preference for light colored Borzois ... Some of the borzoi were exported to U.S.A. (O'Valley Farm kennel) and we find the origins of Boldareff borzoï in a number of European pedigrees of the past, a priori, there was little direct imports (one in France - Zmïeïka born in 1904, by Henri [...]
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1900
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