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If any dog knows it belongs with the aristocracy, the Borzoi does. It exudes breeding, from its long, slightly aquiline nose to its elegantly curved hindquarters. For this reason, its roots in pre-revolutionary Russia as the hunting dog of the nobility come as no surprise.
Author Dr Desiree Scott goes back even further. Using her considerable knowledge in the field, she takes us back to the very beginnings of the dog as a domesticated animal, showing how the various groups and breeds we know today developed, paying particular attention to sighthound development through the ages. From this, she goes on to give a detailed breed history of Borzois in the UK and US, and offers practical advice on choosing, training, and showing Borzois. There are detailed chapters on breeding and genetics, presented in language a layman can understand. Her medical background is very evident in the particularly thorough descriptions of the structure of the Borzoi in the Breed Standard chapter - the best explanations and illustratory sketches of a breed standard that I have seen in any breed book.
Chapter headings include:
British Show History
The Borzoi overseas
Choosing and training a puppy
British Show Champions
Show results in the US
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Book Description Kingdom Books,Havant, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1852790938