Borzoi History

"Tail Wagged" by A Croxton Smith

Submitted by Pam_Wild on Tue, 03/05/2019 - 16:08
A Croxton Smith was a Member of the UK Kennel Club and a journalist. He published several books including "Tail Wagged" in 1931. The Borzoi was illustrated by a photograph of Ernest Guy's dog Booklaw: " THE BORZOI Here we have the wolfdog of the Czars and sporting nobles of pre-revolutionary Russia. Great kennels were kept and the hunting was conducted with fitting pomp and ceremony. The usual method was to station men round a wood, each of whom had two or three borzois in leash. As the quarry was drawn out of covert by hounds, the borzois closest to him were slipped, and if they were fast [...]
Year of event
1931

The ISMAILOFF Borzoi kennel

Submitted by Desiree on Tue, 02/27/2018 - 10:13
40 Years of German Borzoi History (09/05/1933 - 08/28/1973) extracted from my book “ENCYCLOPEDIA PRIMA EUROPAEIS BARSOICAE” by Dipl.-Biol. Désirée Maass (1998), translated by the author and proofread by Lotta Broströmer (2018) PART I Based upon several representative photos which had been liberally placed at my disposal from the collections of Marianne & Dr. Klaus Horlé (German borzoi owners over decades in the last century*) who inherited family albums plus a vast number of further old borzoi photographs from the Winters, German borzoi kennel ISMAILOFF and Mrs. Brunhilde Raschke (PIROSCHKA [...]
Year of event
1933
Country

J.B. Thomas Says American Borzoi Lead the World

Submitted by SueVasick on Mon, 01/29/2018 - 00:02
J.B. Thomas Says American Borzoi Lead the World by Micheline de Zutter April 1, 1934, American Kennel Gazette The “tempest in a teapot” which has raged in England ever since the Continental borzoi authority, H. J. M. Van der Berkhof, judged at Ranelagh is somewhat interesting and amusing to American breeders of the dog, which is recognized in this country as the Russian wolfhound. It is amusing, because when Mr. Van der Berkhof contends that the Continental type of borzoi is far better than the general type found in England and the British dispute his statements, both sides are dealing in half [...]
Year of event
1934
Country

Miss Elizabeth Vlasto

Submitted by Pam_Wild on Fri, 01/03/2020 - 15:16
This iconic image is of Miss Elizabeth (Betty) Vlasto and her Borzoi Tzigan Tiranka. Born in 1906 the daughter of Anthony Alexander Vlasto following her marriage to David Carnegie, 11th Earl of Northesk on 7 August 1929 Miss Vlasto was styled The Countess of Northesk. The Vlastos were a prominent Greek business family resident in London, UK. A further photographic image is held in the National Portrait Gallery, London. With grateful thanks to Noel Patterson for identifying this image. I am publishing these articles in The Borzoi Encyclopedia to encourage better understanding of the function of [...]
Year of event
1934

Bransgore Borzois of Mrs. E. L. Gingold from The Book of Dogs by Stanley West.

Submitted by Pam_Wild on Mon, 03/18/2019 - 21:10
"Here is a Borzoi, to walk, proudly and delicately as yourself, across velvet lawns at the hem of your trailing satins, and whose fidelity, moreover, will but increase as your mirror grows less and less courteous." Jerrold Vassall Adams wrote in the introduction to the book. The name of Bransgore is from a village in Hampshire, UK the county in which Mr and Mrs Gingold lived for a time. This was adopted by Mrs Gingold as her affix. In the section on Borzoi of this publication the photographs are incorrectly named. These have been amended in the feature below:- . Ch. Ballerina of Bransgore [...]
Year of event
1935

Nevezhin (A force in Russian borzoi)

Submitted by arvid andersen on Wed, 08/15/2018 - 16:30
Nevezhin The revolution drastically decimated the number of borzois in Russia but dogs did survive. Some in the hands of dedicated people in Leningrad and in Moscow, others in the hands of local hunters in remote and rural areas of the vast land outside the large cities. Even the state subsidized breeding stations played a role in preserving the breed, especially in the years after the second world war. (Esmont) The restoration of the Russian borzoi depended on many factors as mentioned above. Of great importance is the fact that a number of descendants from earlier exported borzoi to the west [...]
Year of event
1935
Country
Place

Volgograd

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