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October Newsletter 2004

The Borzoi in Art
The UK Kennel Club has opened it's 4th temporary exhibition entitled 'The Borzoi in Art'. The exhibition offers a unique insight into the Borzoi and how the breed has been depicted in art throughout the 19th and 20th Centuries. The gallery is open Monday Tuesday and Thursday to Friday from 9.30am to 4.30pm. The exhibition will include paintings, bronzes and porcelain which have never before been available for the public viewing. Art Gallery

Monks and Dogs!
In Eastern New York State, the Monks of New Skete  have been raising and training dogs for over 25 years! 

Raising Your Dog with The Monks of New Skete is a complete video training program that brings the monks' internationally renowned training methods to home video. This award winning series is the latest work from the Monks of New Skete - the best-selling authors of How to be Your Dog's Best Friend and The Art of Raising a Puppy.

The Functional Saluki
A very good article on  the topic of form & function in sighthounds.It is a long and very detailed on-line article regarding this topic as it relates to Salukis. It is written by the late Dan Belkin PHD.

In the UK, Angela Stockdale is also working on dog aggression. Her site the Dog Partnership has lots of helpful advice for anyone having to live or walk  with an "aggressive" dog. Having seen her in action in the UK last month working with over 20 clients "aggressive" dogs off leash, it was truly awe inspiring. The look of relief on her client's faces as they unclipped the leash from their dogs was a real sight to behold. All the dogs had been assessed prior to the session that I saw, and it all took place in a large 2 acre grass field everyone working their dogs first in harness and long lines around the field. You'll find plenty of advice on offer if you have a need to consult with Angela.

Patricia "Trisha" McConnell PhD

[a photo of Trisha & her dog Lassie]

Zoologist and talk show host Patricia McConnell has spent much of her life helping people and their pets communicate with one another. "One of my earliest memories is lying on the carpet beside my dog, Fudge, wondering what she was thinking. I was five then, and just lately I've realized that I spent the rest of my life trying to figure out the answer."

In pursuit of the answer, McConnell earned a Ph.D. in zoology with an emphasis on animal-human interaction; her consulting firm, Dog's Best Friend, specializes in behavioral problem-solving and companion animal training for cats and dogs.

"Behavioral problems are the most common reason people abandon cats and dogs at shelters," says McConnell. "That means literally millions of dogs and cats die each year because of our lack of knowledge about behavior and training."

"We're a team, my collies and I," McConnell says. "We work together, respecting each other's abilities and skills, forging the strong bonds made only under pressure. From my collies, I have learned more about who dogs are and who dogs can be than from any other one thing I've ever done."

McConnell makes her home in rural Southern Wisconsin, where she shares a small farm with dogs, cats and sheep.

Tricia's great website is at Dogs Best Friend.

"Spend any time at the petstore lately and the choices of foods to feed your dog is enough to make your head spin. How do you know if a food is right for your dog? Unfortunately, you don't until you try it. There are some basics though that I recommend."

Woodhaven Labradors has created a great page to educate dog owners to the ingredients used in making up dog foods, it's invaluable. 

Looking for that perfect outfit for dog shows - look no further than here. All the clothes are made for comfort and durabilty.

Hair of The Dog - Docs Blend!
Created by Borzoi breeders Doc and Barbara Lord of Warwind Borzoi, this is a Synergistic Approach to Omega Balance and Antioxidant Protection.

Want To Make Your Own Advert? 
The Advert Channel - Satellite Ch694

Calling all budding producers. Ever watched a TV advert and thought, I can do better? well the Advert Channel needs you. We are making a new program to be shown in September called, So you think you can do better? where we will put your home made commercial on air. It can be a copy of a well known advert, maybe an old remake of the Andrex Puppy or a Pedigree Chum commercial, or it could be something more recent or an original commercial for a product you like. Just keep it to less than 1 minute. You can make it with your home video camera and send it in on a Tape or on CD and we will show the best ones and ask our viewers to vote. If yours is chosen as the best then you will win 250 cash and your advert will be added to our hall of fame. And who knows, you may even be spotted by a major film producer! To enter send in your tape, your name, address and a little bit about yourself and we will do the rest. Sorry, we cannot return tapes/CDs or other media so please keep a copy. Please send to: The Advert Channel, 494 Midsummer Boulevard, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 2EA.

Movies with Borzoi

Pickle Hills Notchee Boy in "Legends of the Fall
Read the whole story of this borzoi in the movie in the link above.

More Movies below

Hello Dolly D'or's Prince Igor 
owned by Barbara
Todd (Zcerlov)and bred by Andre Legere.
Excalibur (1980's)  
Bride of Frankenstein In the Boris Karloff classics
Easter Parade Borzoi join Fred Astaire and Judy Garland
War and Peace Borzoi from the kennel of from Ekhaga Sweden.
Pink Floyd Music DVD
Live at Pompeii the Directors Cut
TV Show in USA "Wings" Lyndell Ackerman's "Nessie" CH Windyglens Finesse
The Great Ziegfield
Ziegfield Follies
"Onegin " 1999 Actors: Ralf Fiennes, Liv Tyler
This film has a couple of scenes with Borzois in their true setting, ie.
in Russian landowner's country mansion
a) being led through snowy inner courtyard by one of the servants
b) lounging next to enormous hearth/ fireplace next to their master
Gangs of New York (2002)  
Chaplin Robert Downey Jr
The Avengers with Emma Peel
Maverick (1994) with Mel Gibson
Sleepy Hollow At the end of the movie
Last Action Hero Being walked out of the Police Headquarters
A Knights Tale On the DVD deleted scenes
Love at First Bite  

If you know of anymore do let me know!

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Dog Info


Last Months


Link to Borzoi fronts comparisons.


The Bark 
A great American Dog Magazine.


Dog Training Holiday!
Fancy taking in a cruise from Florida and some great dog trainers too!


All Dog Radio 
Each week, zoologist Trisha McConnell and co-host Larry Meiller team up to talk with public radio listeners around the country about animals and their antics.


Tawzer Dog Videos
If your looking to purchase videos or DVD on dog training or dealing with problems, Alta's website should be your first port of call. Fast and efficient service no matter what format you want it sent in.


Personalized Christmas Cards!


Turid Rugaas
Calming Signals for Dogs.


The International Borzoi Conference takes places in Texas, USA, April 2005.  The event co-ordinators are Mrs. Shen Smith & Mrs. Angela San Paolo.

You will also find New USA Importations rules on the site too brought into force July 24 2005.


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.

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!



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.

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 Basics
When Caroline isn't dog sitting, you will find her dog training. This is an excellent site by a good dog trainer and one who also offers a great dog sitting service too.

Urban Dog
Get in touch with your inner dog.

Fido Friendly
The Travel Magazine for dogs.

A great site helping all homeless and unwanted pets in Ireland. Their greyhound article is interesting reading too.

Training Lines
A good UK supplier of all things dog!

Borzoi Stuff
Looking for pictures, stamps, paintings, and a whole host more, just click here.

The Anxiety Wrap
A tool taken from the world of autism that helps animals to cope and over past and present issues. It aids an animal's ability to focus and remain calm and compliments the use of gentle training methods.


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

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

Show Results 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

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
Dog CC Manitias Kilimanjaro
over Endevor
Bitch CC Colhugh Coffee Cream at Yanjoy

Hound Association
Susan Swain
Dog CC Ch Vashla Vassago
Bitch CC Ch Colhugh Courtesan

Margaret Masterman
Dog CC Manitias Kilimanjaro
over Endevor
Bitch CC Ricanova Pickettywych  

Welsh KC
 Derrick Harrison
Dog CC Sukeshi Hyperion
Bitch CC Ch Colhugh Courtesan

Scottish Kennel Club August -Kari Engh
Dog CC Rothesby Shadowchant
Bitch CC Rothesby Amethyst of Sholwood

City of Birmingham 
Judy Fryer
Dog CC Ch Vashla Vassago
Bitch CC Strelkos Simplicity

Dee Langley
Dog CC Swiftcroft Blaze Away
Bitch CC Shadowlight Moulin Rouge at Clovocres

Sue Simon
Dog CC Strelkos Song to the Moon
Bitch CC Strelkos Simplicity

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