live with my husband, Lucas, and our 18 years old daughter, Linda, in the country, about 10
minutes from the city of Eskilstuna which is about 10 Swedish miles West
of our capital, Stockholm. At the moment we have four dogs at home; three
borzois and one silken windhound. In the house lives a cat as well.
My first borzois
bought my first borzoi in 1981 and her name was Ermolaij's Fanya Feron. When she
was 2 years old I acquired my second borzoi; Ermolaij's Kyra Tamara. When the
ladies got old, I got my third borzoi; a male named Ivegill's Lord Moonwalk,
I had to put Fanya to sleep at the age of 12 and Tamara the year after that (she
and so I had only one borzoi.
the summer of 1995 I fell in love with a Norwegian bitch that I met at
Skokloster. I talked to the owner, and fortunately they had recently talked about
selling her because they planned to have a litter from her sister. What luck!
In the pedigree I could see that she had the same bloodlines that my first
borzoi, Fanya. Maybe that's why I felt in love with Nadja at the first sight!
the fall we went to Norway to bring home my 4th borzoi, Ch
“Nadja”, became our foundation bitch. She whelped our first litter in
July 1997. Unfortunately, I was only able to have one litter from her since we,
at that time, did not have kennel facilities. We did have one bitch at home from that
litter, Barowiak's Anna Pavlova (Fanny). She is the mother to our B-litter and
from that litter we kept two puppies at home.
B. Bronislava Nijinska (Betty) became the dame to our C-litter. From the
C-litter we have B.Chagall and B. Chatara at home. 2012 Chatara became
mother of our D-litter from which we kept B. Dronina Ballerina (Ina). We hope
that Ina will be mother in the fall 2016.
have trained obedience (more or less) with all my dogs. Fanya, my first dog, I trained to the
highest class. Fanya did only compete in Class I (at that time it was Class I,
II and III) at official competitions. She received an obedience-diploma (LP
title for three first prizes). Tamara I trained to Class II, but never entered
official competitions. When I bought Gorby I started to train him at once. He
gained his LP quite easily. My goal with him was that he should compete in
Class III, maybe higher and become obedience champion, but we only came to class
II because of Linda’s birth and the puppies. Unfortunately, I didn't
have the time to train him as much as I needed. He was trained up to Class III.
the Rainbow Bridge in the summer of 2005. He became 12 years, 2 months and 1 day
old. He's the one that I'm going to miss most of them all - he was my Favourite of
was not interested in obedience but she was marvellous at tracking (which I have
found, all borzois are).
Due to my interest in obedience I trained to become an instructor, which I have
been since 1989.
Because of lack of time I don't train so much obedience nowadays but we do some game tracking
instead and they really like it (and it's so
the links "Our dogs" and "Past dogs" to see pictures
and read more about our beloved dogs!