Comments: Hi, I've had borzoi for 30+ years, with previous help from my friend Jean Rampley and her Swiftcroft line. I finally lost my last, 14 year old lady 2 weeks ago and am looking to find a young boy and girl to bring home to our 4 and a half acres on The Pilgrims Way at Kent. I am having NO luck whatsoever. Do you know of, or can you suggest any avenues I have not yet tried as I can't reach anybody to talk to on the numbers given me by the KK? Thank you. Regards, Linda Phibbs
Admin reply: I knew Jean Rampley very well and my Ch. Jolanda Ivanhoe of Ryazan was the sire of the bitch you have recently lost.
I am planning to mate Ryazan Portia in August but of course there is no guarantee that I will have any puppies available. I can add your name to my waiting list if that would help.
Otherwise I can only suggest that you contact the Borzoi Club on firstname.lastname@example.org They will be able to give you details of any puppies or rescues currently available. Unfortunately there are few reputable breeders active at present. I would advise you to avoid any puppies advertised cheaply on the internet as they are often bred from poor quality stock and may not be well reared or socialised.
Added: May 12, 2016
Submitted by Name: Holly Evans From: Washington State E-mail: Contact
Comments: Wonderful web site! love the coursing pics. the descendant page is really impressive. I remember the first four dogs - hard to believe it has been that long - and what a sweet dog Tosca was.
Admin reply: Great to hear from you again. Where have all those years gone? Two of the bitches that I have now, Natasha and her daughter Juliet, are very like Tosca so the type has carried on through the generations.
Added: April 22, 2016
Submitted by Name: Brigid Anne Mitchell From: Hay on wye E-mail: Contact
Comments: Hello there! It was wonderful to read about Betty Murray in the guest book ! I acquired a lovely boy from Miss Murray in 1972 .Fabian of Fortrouge, and just wondered If you remembered his parents! Ch Rodgivad Brigand,and Zolushka of Fortrouge? I remember him to this day! Thank you
Admin reply: Hello, I remember this 'F' litter very well. I knew the sire Ch. Rodgivad Brigand and the dam Zolushka was the litter sister of my very first Borzoi, Zion of Fortrouge. Fame stayed with Miss Murray for a long time and she found it quite a wrench when he was eventually sold to France. Fanfare and Frolic went together to friends of mine and I used to see them quite often at shows.
Added: April 16, 2016
Submitted by Name: alan collard From: ex uk E-mail: Contact
Comments: hi jean , I will be in the uk from feb 20 till march 4 ubfortunatly no for fun my last relative died and I have to be at the funeral in Southampton on mon 23 as I haven't been home for over 10 years I decided to stay for two weeks , I would love to come up a see you if that is possible
Admin reply: That would be great Alan. I've sent you an email.
Added: February 17, 2016
Submitted by Name: alan collard From: florida u s a formally weymouth dorset E-mail: Contact
Comments: as a former owner of Ryazan bronwen and the most wonderfull friend of all time Ryazan odin I cannot praise jean enough for the wonderfull dogs that have shared my life. long live Ryazan alan collard and toni would agree too
Admin reply: Thank you Alan.
I do miss seeing you and Toni around the rings here but it's great that you keep in touch.