Originally from Saint Petersburg, Russia, we have always kept up
with the dog show scene and been Borzoi fans. In the 1960-s,
Irina showed Airdales in conformation, obedience, and did some
Schutzhund. Then, in the 1980s, a Kerry Blue Terrier came into
our life. Kristina showed the Kerry in conformation and
obedience, and then we bred a litter. We were able to get our
first Borzoi only after we moved to the United States in 1989.
Zabava Borzoi is located on beautiful Camano Island in Washington
state. Our dogs enjoy three fenced waterfront acres of land, a cool sea breeze,
and lots of pampering. They spend lots of time at home and get taken
for walks in the neighborhood. Our Borzoi love to be brought along
to a coffee shop, where they get lots of attention, bits of cookies,
and cause a sensation among the other customers. We enjoy showing
our Borzoi in conformation but they like lure coursing even more and
wish we would have them chase the plastic bunny more often!
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