Borzoi History

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 [...]
Year of event
1900
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BRITISH DOGS Their Points, Selection, And Show Preparation by W. D. Drury. Borzois in collaboration with Capt. Borman

Submitted by Pam_Wild on Mon, 03/04/2019 - 11:03
I am publishing this article in The Borzoi Encyclopedia to encourage better understanding of the function of a Borzoi and its development as a breed. It is for all to enjoy reading but no part of my contributions to The Borzoi Encyclopedia may be copied, downloaded, printed or used in any way without my prior express written consent. At the time of writing this, the earliest record of the presence of a Borzoi in the UK appears to be 1804 with one owned by John Montagu, 5th Earl of Sandwich. This was more than eighty years before the formation of the Borzoi Club in 1892 and indeed many years [...]
Year of event
1902
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The Twentieth Century Dog - Borzoi Section

Submitted by SueVasick on Tue, 12/19/2017 - 19:45
by Herbert Compton published in 1904, Grant Richards, London. “Compiled from the contributions of over five hundred experts.” An aristocrat of aristocrats, the borzoi is at once the noblest looking as well as the newest addition to our bench of sporting hounds. He came with an Imperial halo about him, for amongst the earlier specimens introduced into this country were some from the Czar’s kennels. The Russian wolf-hound, like its Irish prototype, bears a great affinity to the greyhound. Except for its fleecy coat and feathered tail it is practically built on greyhound lines with certain [...]
Year of event
1904
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History of the early British Borzoi (Major Sidney P. Borman)

Submitted by DanPersson on Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:50
From the New Book of the Dog edited by J. Sidney Turner, Chairman of the Committee of the Kennel Club. Published in 1907. The Borzoi section was written by Major S.P. Borman of the Ramsden kennels. Although known in this country as the Borzoi, or Russian Wolfhound, this dog belongs to the Greyhound family – is, in fact, the Russian Greyhound of “Psovoi”, and is closely allied to that large group of Eastern Greyhounds which includes the Persian, the Circassian Orloff Hound, and others. No doubt all these dogs originated from one common stock, the characteristics of the various varieties [...]
Year of event
1907
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"Studies By A Borzoi Friend" by Dr A. Wegener

Submitted by EvelynKirsch on Fri, 11/24/2017 - 15:15
For the Borzoi breeder, there can be no dearer desire than to visit the breed at its home, to see and learn about it at work. These are incomparable teachings and memories, teachings that cannot be replaced by anything, memories that remain indelible and connect you to the breed more firmly than the largest breeding successes. The magnificent image of the large-scale Borzoi premises overshadow everything else that can be remembered for a lover of this magnificent breed. Only the hunter in the saddle can understand the lust for the chase and pay tribute to the Borzoi as a hunting dog. With [...]
Year of event
1910
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Early History of the Borzoi in the Nordic Countries (1910-1983)

Submitted by DanPersson on Mon, 02/11/2019 - 09:35
This article was written in 1984 for the BQs Annual, its purpose was to give a general picture of the background on bloodlines appear­ing in the Scandinavian Borzois today (1983). It is written in a rather subjective manner, as I, no doubt, have developed strong feelings and preferences during my time with Borzoi/Dan Persson. Sweden To understand the situation today, one has to remember that World-War II created a special situa­tion in most European countries. Norway, Denmark and Finland were all heavily involved, which made their breeding activities stop for a while. Sweden was lucky enough [...]
Year of event
1910
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The Romanoff kennels

Submitted by arvid andersen on Sat, 08/31/2019 - 22:24
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 [...]
Year of event
1910
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