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Every month I produce a newsletter for more than 250 subscribers. We continually update throughout the month so remember to check back. The newsletter contains articles and quotes that are not necessarily my views - but I like to think that us Borzoi owners are open minded enough to listen to everyone. If you have any bits and pieces for features please email them to me at [email protected]

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Best In Show - starts July 5th on Animal Planet here in the UK. The programme will be following the American show circuit and the competitive world of dog shows. This series about the lives of devoted dog lovers provides a rare look at the furry underbelly of the crazy world of canine rivalry.

A 21st century coat for dogs.
A New kind of dog coat,
in order to protect the important muscle groups and thus keep the dog from injury, we developed a completely new Dog Coat. The result was OBTRACK™ Skrylle.
Read about this amazing new coat famed for it’s highly breathable system, which gives warmth without the traditional weight and bulk, blocks wind and sheds rain and snow.

Always on the look out for new sighthound collars, Northwind whippets not only have good martingale collars, but also sell slip leads for lure coursing too.

Music designed for hearing ranges of Dogs and Cats! Calming and Melodic tunes for our pets.

See pictures of Christine Spencers recent judging appointment in Sweden.


This was such a nice letter from Wendy Finlayson that I got her permission to post it as I think  it's always great to hear how people started especially over the other side of the world!

Wendy wrote

"Thank you very much for the opportunity to receive the 'Coronado Borzoi Newsletter', I will look forward to reading it and hopefully being able to contribute to it.
I would imagine that you have come to know so many 'Borzoi People' around the world through your newsletter, so I'll write a wee brief about me, Wendy Finlayson.
I live in New Zealand, in the Waikato Region on a large deer and beef farm with my other half David.  My interest are of course farming and my passion Borzoi & horses.
My Mothers family always had had English Setters, some of which my Grandfather imported from England.  They were his shooting companions as well as show dogs.  My Mother had fallen in love with Borzoi at a dog show when she was a child and had always hoped to one day have a Borzoi of her own.
I was lucky enough to get my first Borzoi when I was about 11 years of age, thanks to Mum, her name was 'Borstaff Mir' and later her litter brother 'Nibo' also came to live with us.  Their breeding goes back to - Boran (U.S.S.R.) - Matalona - Fortrouge - Greenhaven and Yadasar.  My two lovely Borzoi were the love of my life and were wonderful to grow up with.

In 1984 a beautiful black and white bitch came to live with us, 'Bolshoya Khazaka' Australian kennels behind her, Mindean - Boronaff - Dolinoff - Arbee.
For some time in my life there was no Borzoi.  I spent a considerable time travelling and was able to see Borzoi around the world and meet with other Borzoi people.  As time went bye I developed an 'eye' for the Borzoi of the 'type' I liked, structure wise, but of course with delightful temperaments being a must.  I searched for the right Borzoi for me and for our aspirations to have our own kennel and breed quality Borzoi.  I found HIM!
In Sydney, Australia, I meet Tony Ikin and Steven Evans of 'Mistraka Borzoi'.  I had fallen for the dog they were showing, 'Gr Ch. Podarn The Mikardo'. They had puppies at home by him out of 'Leicros Zilver Lining of Mistraka' (Imp. Swd.)  The dam was such a beautiful bitch, strong and sound and both parents had the most wonderful temperaments.  The puppies were fantastic, I was allowed my pick!  I purchased 'Mistraka Jesse James'.  Jesse is now 8 years of age he's my best friend.  

Mistraka Jesse James

He leads a wonderful life on the farm keeping him fit and strong.  His sister, still owned by Steven and Tony of 'Mistraka' is 'Grand Ch. Jane Ayre'.  Jesse has just won top point scoring Borzoi in New Zealand for 2003-4.  He was also top 'Pedigree Pal' Borzoi of the year in 1999-2000-2001-2002.

In 2000 we imported from Sweden, 'Ch. Leicros' Russian Zellawie' from Conny & Lillemor Croneryd.  

Ch Leicros Russian Zellawie

From her and Jesse we have our first 'MayVale' Borzoi.  Yes, a litter of ONE, 'MayVale First Lady', know as 'Sophie' and from a litter of one, I could not have hoped for a better puppy!  Sophie was born 28 March 2003.  She has just won Puppy of the Year 2003-4.  We are hoping that Zella is in pup to Jesse again but won't know until the 29th of this month, our fingers a crossed.

MayVale First Lady

In 2001 we imported 'Ch. Mistraka Nurse Betty' (Lara), again from 'Mistraka Borzoi' in Sydney.
That's a run down on who lives here at the 'MayVale Borzoi Kennel'.  I have attached some photos for you.  The first is me at a show with my first two Borzoi, they are 10 years of age in this photo.  The second is a recent photo of Jesse aged 8 years.  The third is 'Zella' from Sweden.   Then we have 'Sophie' our puppy.  Next is one of Jesse giving me a kiss.  The last photo is of me with Mr Gillet of 'Rancho Gabriel', California.  Any can be used in your Newsletter if you wish.

Wendy and Lyle Gillet of Rancho Gabriel  Borzoi

I will look forward to your newsletter with great interest and hope to meet with you some day in the future.
 All the best,
Wendy Finlayson.

I hope you enjoyed reading about Wendys life on the farm and about her beautiful borzoi as much as I did receiving it.

See pictures of the recent French Championship show at Nantes where the Cot-Regnier kennel did very well.

At the European site there are great pictures from the recent European Dog Show in Barcelona with pictures from Karl Donvil, see the borzoi in Goup 10.

A beautiful puppy from Clare Kennedy's latest litter in Ireland. To find out more about Boris the Borzoi puppy contact Clare for more details.
 You can also see Boris and his brother and sisters here.
: Horowitz Wladimir V.Troybiko - Dam: Ingledene Carolina Moon

See pictures of Brenda Blyth (Lelant Borzoi) recent trip to Moscow to judge at the Regional Borzoi Club in Moscow.

The 2005 judging panel is announced for the 129th Annual Westminster show.

The 2003 Borzoi Club Year book is now available from the Borzoi Club Secretary for the price of £7.50 plus £1.50 postage if you live in the UK.

Friends and their borzoi!

Jacky with Harvey and Golda (Starborough Tushin)

My husband Chris with 3 of our dogs!

Meisha having a cuddle

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Dog Info

Dogs in Europe
Aniwa is a European Website dedicated to the world of animal and show dogs - always good pics.

USA Nationals
If you'd like to see the breeding behind some of the winners you'll find a pdf here.



I keep a Kennel Club database of borzoi pedigrees on my computer and if you ever need a pedigree for any uk, some european and american borzoi , drop me an email and I'll send you one.

For details of breeders with puppies for sale please 
email me
The average UK price for borzoi puppies is £500.

If you want to find and print pedigrees of borzoi from the UK, Europe, America and Sweden visit Borzoi Central's pedigree pages. You can also add your own pedigrees to this enormous pedigree resource.


Good Websites

Dog News USA
f you'd like to keep up to date with the dog scene in the USA, Dog News is the place to be!

Kenibea Borzoi 
See the lovely Texan import here Aria's Cry Havoc as he lands in this Aussie kennel, they have a great puppy policy too.

French Borzoi Site - here you will find links to most of the Fench Kennels.

Du Cot Regnier
This is the link to their English site but their french site is great too. 


Kennel Solovjov Russia
Ostrovskaya's borzoi site home to Aldebaron is a very interesting site if you can cope with the adverts produced by hosting with Geo cities!!!


Alidsher Audi A Vide - CZ
Some great pictures of puppies here and some nice black and white shots too.


Smirnoff Borzoi - Denmark
Having seen Eva's breedings making it over to the UK at Crufts a chance to have a look at her exquisite kennel of borzoi!


The Borzoi Club of America also has a good website called Borzoi Health the number one disease in dogs is Cancer. Though heart disease which is so high in borzoi in the UK comes in at number 7 on the US list. 


Yahoo Groups
You'll find several excellent borzoi lists located at Yahoo Groups to subscribe to, including, Borzoi Conversations, Borzoi News, European Borzoi and Show Borzoi

Animals Naturally is a good starting place to find out more about homeopathic nosodes which are becoming very popular instead of annual boosters, always talk through your choices with your vet before making any decisions.

You can also read Dr Richard Pitcairns article on the subject of vaccinations too.

All our dogs are fed on the Nutro range of dog products.

and also on Anglian Meat Products

The International Borzoi Council Conference takes places in North Carolina USA for 2004.  If anyone knows more details please email me.

Just in case you're not already taking advantage of the new companies now allowed to sell you wormers and prescription medicines directly - here is the web address of Hyperdrug, also trading under the name of the Canine Chemist in your local dog press. It's so much cheaper bulk buying wormers and medicines directly.

Dog Show Results

Higham Press if you don't already know is an excellent website you can also get the number of entries entered in your breed now online.

Fossedata also supplies show results from many of the Scottish shows too.

Canine Information Online has results from Bath, Blackpool and 3 Counties.

If you've found a great website and would like to share it with others please email it to me

Judges for 2004

Manchester- Jill Chapman
Dog CC
Ch Dimland Music Maker
Bitch CC
Ch Colhugh Courtesan

Crufts 2004 - Mrs B Stears 
Dog CC
Manitias Silent Night at Mischran
Bitch CC
Colhugh Coffee Cream at Yanjoy

Hound Association Scotland
Marion Spavin
Dog CC Redbanner Representative
Bitch CC Ch Abamor Bewitched

Graham Hill
Dog CC Ch Vashla Vassago
Bitch CC - Ch Colhugh Coutoure

Anne MacDonald
Dog CC Nakora Izvoschik
Bitch CC Ch Colhugh Courtesan

Scottish Kennel Club - Roger Heap
Dog CC Swiftcroft Blaze Away
Bitch CC Rothesby Snow Queen

Mr DT Wong (Australia)
Dog CC Borodino Barishnikov
Bitch CC Ricanova Pickettywitch

Southern Counties
 Mrs D Martin
Dog CC Ch Dimland Music Maker
also won the Hound Group
Bitch CC Ch Colhugh Courtesan

3 Counties
Ian Bond
BOB Rothesby Ice Diamond

Borzoi Club Show
Nick Bryce Smith at Norton Parish Hall
June 20th

Mrs PM Wells

BOB Sukeshi Titan

Jeff Horswell

Dog CC Manitias Kilimanjaro
over Endevor
Bitch CC Ch Colhugh Courtesan

South Wales KA 
Denys Simpson
Dog CC Swiftcroft Blaze Away
Bitch CC Colhugh Coffee Cream at Yanjoy

Terry Thorn
Dog CC
Ch Dimland Music Maker
Bitch CC Ricanova Pickettywych  

Vic Harrison
July 26th

Hound Association
Susan Swain
August 7th

Margaret Masterman
August 16th

Welsh KC
 Derrick Harrison
August 20th

Scottish Kennel Club August -Kari Engh
August 28th

City of Birmingham 
Judy Fryer
September 3rd

Dee Langley
September 12th

Sue Simon
September 24th

Borzoi Club
 Bert Simmonds Dogs
Barbara Long Bitches
October 3rd

Gill Grist
October 16th

Borzoi Seminar 
24th October

Julie Stevens Smith
December 10th

Judges 2005

Crufts 2005 - Mrs FJ Minns

Northern Borzoi 
Michael Real

Hound Association 
Val Tuton