Borzoi History

Trotting gait in borzoi

Submitted by arvid andersen on Sat, 07/11/2020 - 09:01
The dog in the pictures, Argos (Sokoloff) born I Russia in 1886, sold to America and renamed Argoss. He comes from a litter that has influenced the borzoi breed ever since. He looks like a very strongly built dog, slightly longer than high. Broad in front but even broader in hindquarters. Are the proportions of this dog desirable? The litter, where he was one of a number of known descendants is to day behind all living borzoi. The breeders in Russia, including Perchino and those in Europe and America must all have thought so. We can assume that it was the breed characteristics that was [...]
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