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« Reply #165 on: September 16, 2008, 04:36:14 PM »
Kittens on the Sandart:


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« Reply #166 on: September 17, 2008, 10:25:45 AM »
Xenia as a little girl
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From the same sitting in 1883. Here with her mother


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« Reply #167 on: September 17, 2008, 10:32:42 AM »


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« Reply #168 on: September 17, 2008, 10:56:40 AM »
A little more history on the Borzoi:
1.

http://www.solarnavigator.net/animal_kingdom/mammals/borzoi_dog.htm

>>The Borzoi was probably first brought from Arabia to Russia in about 1600. There, this elegant sight hound was adopted by the nobility, crossed with longer haired sheepdogs and used as a fierce and brave wolf hunter, earning the name Russian Wolfhound. The Russian nobility bred and hunted with these dogs for hundreds of years. Eventually the Borzoi's popularity spread throughout Europe. Queen Victoria owned Borzoi's, and many of the British aristocracy soon followed suit. The breed became favored for gifts among royalty. The Borzoi became more docile as his use as a companion dog increased. The name comes from the Russian word 'borzii' which means swift. The Borzois talents include hunting, sighting and lure coursing. <<

2.

http://www.essortment.com/all/borzoidogsruss_rkmb.htm

>>One of the main men who bred and hunted the Borzois before the Russian Revolution was the Grand Duke Nicholas, uncle to Czar Nicholas. It is said he would ship complete hunting parties that included up to a hundred dogs and horses to various areas of Russia to hunt a variety of game although his favorite was wolf. It was the job of the Borzois to follow the wolf by sight, not scent, trap it and hold it until the hunters following on horseback could catch up.

There was a time between 1815 and 1861 when some breeders were outcrossing to other breeds and the true Borzoi came close to being lost.

Thanks to the Grand Duke and a wealthy landowner Artem Boldareff, a Borzoi club was formed which advocated the breeding and protection of the Borzoi in its ancient type. It is due to these two men’s efforts that today’s Borzoi is of the type it is.

Although the first Borzoi to come to America arrived in 1889 and was owned by William Wade of Pennsylvania, C. Steadman Hanks imported the first Russian born Borzoi to his Seacroft Kennels in Massachusetts.

In 1903 another Borzoi fancier, Joseph Thomas imported several dogs directly from the Grand Duke’s Perchino Kennels and Artem Boldareff’s Woronzova Kennels. It is from these dogs the majority of today’s American Borzoi can be traced back to <<

3.
http://www.judgesl.com/Borzoi/history.html
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« Reply #169 on: September 17, 2008, 11:34:39 AM »
continued on  Borzoi:

3.

http://www.judgesl.com/Borzoi/history.html

>>Whatever may have been the exact origin of the Borzoi, the ancient type described by the "standard" of 1650, were certainly bred for speed, having little or no stop to the skull, tremendous depth of chest, rather flat sides, and a great length of tail, the hair frequently trailing the ground. The hair was long and silky and apparently every color from black to pure white was acceptable. It is not surprising that this generally elegant, aristocratic dog, the Borzoi, has lived a precarious life: his existence has been threatened primarily because of his association with the nobility. Shortly after the Napoleonic Wars, with the revival of sporting activity, experiments were instituted in which foreign hounds of the Greyhound type were crossed with the "ancient" type of Borzoi. <<

4.
http://www.theborzoiclub.org.uk/Pages_bc/longborzoi.htm

>>The Psovoy (meaning long coat) Borzoi is the type known today throughout the world. The breed is very old and the exact date of his origin is hidden. However, Russian archives record that in the twelfth century members of the Grand Duke Vladimir's court used Borzoi to hunt wolves and other game. The hounds were described as very tall, having long legs for speed and a long dense coat to protect them from the cold winters. Their appearance differed greatly to the hounds used for hunting in Europe that were shorthaired.<<
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« Reply #170 on: September 17, 2008, 11:53:59 AM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Duke_Nicholas

>>Nicholas was one of the great hunters of his day. Ownership of borzoi hounds was restricted to members of the highest nobility, and Nicholas's packs were famous. As the Russian dogs perished in the Revolution of 1917-18, the borzoi of today are descended from gifts he made to European friends before World War I. In his lifetime, Nicholas and his dogs caught hundreds of wolves. A pair of borzoi were used which caught the wolf, one on each side, while Nicholas dismounted and cut the wolf's throat with a knife. A hard working man, hunting was his major recreation, and he travelled in his private train across Russia with his horses and dogs, hunting while on his rounds of inspection.<<

There must be a photo of the Grand Duke with his Russian Wolfhounds.  Please,  let me know where one is so I can copy it and post it here.

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« Reply #171 on: September 17, 2008, 09:11:57 PM »
More "young Dagmar" ;)






Dagmar with her dog "Beauty"

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« Reply #172 on: September 17, 2008, 09:16:01 PM »
Here's one of the three Glucksburg girls:


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« Reply #173 on: September 17, 2008, 09:24:09 PM »
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You seem to have a good collection of Maria, do you have others from this session ?  :)

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« Reply #174 on: September 17, 2008, 09:36:06 PM »


...[in part]....
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« Reply #175 on: September 17, 2008, 09:38:34 PM »

And thier is also this one is a complete other picture but its in the same house and maybe its taken a day earlier or some thing.
The date is 1908.

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« Reply #176 on: September 17, 2008, 09:40:07 PM »
An other taken the same day :



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« Reply #177 on: September 17, 2008, 09:41:44 PM »

Yes she does ;) here she is with Sasha and her son Michael.

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« Reply #178 on: September 17, 2008, 09:43:47 PM »
Youre welcomme..and thank you for the other picture gdella.

This one shows Minny with her dog.
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« Reply #179 on: September 17, 2008, 09:46:57 PM »
Thanks you for all these VERY, VERY nice photos, Svetabel... Very interesting to see them.

You are welcome. :)

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MF and her son, Emperor Nikolay



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