Solving The Borzoi Puzzle | Allowing the Pieces to Fall into Place

Solving The Borzoi Puzzle | Allowing the Pieces to Fall into Place
Borzoi
Borzoi show their best out-of-doors.

Solving The Borzoi Puzzle | Allowing the Pieces to Fall into Place. In these days of small entries and the continuing loss of experienced fanciers, the best dog in the ring on a given day may still not be breeding stock. While this phenomenon is not limited to any specific breed, it is particularly frustrating for judges of Hounds. The majority of Hound breeds are rare breeds and, sometimes, even decent-sized entries at an all-breed show can challenge one to find individuals that actually have enough good points to carry on the next generation.

 

 

Borzoi
Short back combined with long, flexible loin.

Though Borzoi are not yet on the endangered species list, the number of dogs bred and shown has greatly decreased in the last fifteen years. Specialties still provide a showcase for the breeders’ best, however, so a student of the breed will be well-served to attend the big ones, especially the National. A judge, on an average weekend, is faced with a wide variety of Borzoi and a limited amount of time. He must find the individual pieces and fit them into the class placements to complete the jigsaw puzzle that is a breed entry. When the pieces are all there, it is a very satisfying exercise.

 

Borzoi