Friday, April 25, 2014

More taigans from Jutta

Doesn't the big black one look like a "psovoya" borzoi? (Russian wolfhound in the west. "Borzoi" in Russian means sighthound-- we have "tasy- borzois", "Angliskaya borzois"--  greyhounds-- and so forth).




UPDATE: See the whole collection here

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, maybe a Russian Wolfhound/Borzoi that hasn't been totally ruinated by conformation showing! Yeah, I love the real, functional hunting type of Russian Wolfhound(Vladimir has sent me photos of such, plus some in his great "PAWS" newsletters!). But I cringe at the sight of the overly exaggerated conformation and labor intensive coats on the show dogs. Hey, comparison of the two would make yet another great future post! Like that Chow post you did awhile back! Bring the Show dog people out of the woodwork, and give me some windmills to tilt at!.....L. B.

Steve Bodio said...

There are still old- fashioned good ones in Russia, and at the McGehees in Idaho. They look like this dog but for the fact I have never seen a black one.

And that is an excellent idea.

Just Another Savage! said...

Awesome dog!

Matthew MAKAREWICZ said...

Sorry Steve, I had your email and lost it. You may have seen that the Natural History Museum has released some 7000 digitized photos. Link below. Thought you would be interested in some of R.C.A. I apologize for using the comment section.

http://bit.ly/QWJdOi

Steve Bodio said...

Thanks, Matthew. And it is "ebodio at gilanet dot com"