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Borzois appeared in Latvia for the first time in the fifties. Unluckily we couldn' t find out the names or origin of these dogs. The first borzoi were registrated in the Club for Friends of the Russian Greyhound in 1958. These dogs had imported to Latvia from Moscow by the breeder Mr.Parfijonov. But they had no offspring. So, borzoi from Moscow and St.Petersburg who had been imported to Latvia began to have an important influence on the breed here. These first dogs were of good quality and so was their offspring.

Mr.Parfijonov in 1958


Also Mr.Parfijonovs borzois

I saw my first borzoi at a show in 1980. At that time, shows were still an infrequent and extraordinary event over here. In the eighties we had still only about ten dogs altogether of this beautiful breed. When I saw this first borzoi it was like magic : I adored their beauty and grace, their aristocracy and proud character. While being on the show, they stood calmly at the side of their owners and nothing around seemed to worry them - not even the barking and noise in the hall of all the other dogs of different breeds.

I watched them for quite a long time and became more and more impressed by them. Until I suddenly realised that this dog was exactly what I was looking for : from that moment I was sure that I wanted to share the rest of my life with this beautiful race.But, I had to be patient until August 1982,-when we finally got our first borzoi puppy.He was only 6 weeks old when we bought him. But to be honest : I was very astonished that an outstanding breed like the Russian Greyhound had such "ugly" puppies. They were not sweet and cute at all! Just bones and legs and skin...

My first borzoi - Alvares Zhak del Korento, 13.11.85. ( Lord del Korento x Arka)

But soon these thoughts faded away as I watched with deep love the development of our youngster. And when he was finally one year old we showed him for the first time. And... he got only a "good"- oh goodness! He was not similar at all tob the beautiful borzoi I had
seen for the first time some years ago.But for me he was the nicest dog in the world! In fact, I was even a little bit angry at the judge. Later I found out that there are working borzoi and showdogs. And my young male had been one of the working dogs.

Zhak & Chara, 31.08.90, (Zvanij x Zasluga) - my second borzoi.

Nevertheless,  I went on visiting shows, because it was interesting for me to see other borzoi and talk with their owners. On one these shows I saw the male Ch.Kataj (owned:Maksimov) for the first time. This dog was mated to a Latvian bitch called Ch.Arabella from Riga. Out of that combination we got another male puppy Car Ivan. With him we started our own borzoi breeding. That's why we named our kennel "Cars Ivans"("Tsar Ivan"). This puppy developed to a very beautiful dog. Later he won several shows. He even became field champion from Latvia and Lithuania!

LVCh.,LTCh. Car Ivan - 30.06.91 imp. Russia (Ch.Katai-Ch.Arabella)

Car Ivan with Chara on a hunting fields (Sanct-Petersburg 1992)

Car Ivan with his puppies

Also puppies of Car Ivan

And also puppies of Car Ivan

And, and also puppies of
Car Ivan

In 1996, when Latvia became member of the FCI, the first Latvian borzoi kennel had been registrated : "Cars Ivans" of Helena and Talivaldis Urtans.

Follow borzois is past of my kennel:


Berom Mikaella, 12.09.89. (Graf Terzai x Romi Betty)

LV Ch. Carevich Baro - 14.07.95 kennel "Cars Ivans"

(Ch. Car Ivan - Krasa)

Sir Rasputin von Piroschka - 14.04.96 imp. Germany (Int.Ch. Ermitaz Stepowy Goniec x Haiti du Mont Cassel)


LVjCh., LV Ch., ClubCh., Borscana November Rain

28.02.99 imp. Sweden

(Multi Ch., Int Ch., Borscana Rocket Qeen - Ch. Japejukan Kahelins Sinuun)


CH.Int., Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Baltic, Belorus, Russia, 2xLatvian Club Champion, Estonia Winner'99, Baltic Winner'01, Club Winner'03 Michelangelo Hegerova (Mickey)

04.11.97 imp. Germany

(CH Datcha Zhar of Hegerova x
CH Les Lee Hegerova)

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Latvian Junior Champion, Latvian Winner'03 and '05, Latvian, Lithuanian, Estonian, Baltic Champion Velikij Bonapart iz Razdolia (Bonja)

17.04.2002 imp.Russia

(Int.Ch.,Mult.Ch.Michelangelo Hegerova x
Int.Ch.,Mult.Ch. Chernaya Polnoch iz Razdolia)

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Latvian Junior Champion, Latvian, Lithuanian, Poland Champion, Club Winner'04 Phaedra Cezarj (Cezi)

15.11.2004 imp.USA

(Int.&Multi Ch. Phaedra Rafiki x FIN Ch. Rajalinjan Venuschka)

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Latvian Junior Champion, Latvian, Lithuanian Champion, Club Winner'04, Club Champion Borscana Rag Doll (Belle)

05.02.2002 imp.Sweden

(Multi Ch. Borscana Thor Thunder x Multi Ch. Darbaschan's Gentl Star of Borscana)

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