Borzoi and Silken Windhound Breeder in N. Texas

foundation borzoi Nikki with two of her sons Burni and Arthur

Breeder, owner and exhibitor of quality Borzoi and Silken Windhounds who are lovely representations of their respective breeds. Our Borzoi and Silken Windhounds have been rewarded in the ring with multiple Group wins and placements; Specialty Best of Breed, Specialty Best Opposite Sex, Specialty Award of Merit, Specialty Best of Winners, Best Puppy in Specialty Show, Best Rare Breed in Show, Best in Show (UKC and NAKC), Reserve Best in Show (UKC and NAKC) and Top Ten national rankings (including the top spot).

This site is an online showcase of our beloved dogs. Please come inside and visit. We occasionally have Borzoi or Silken Windhound puppies or young adults available to qualified homes.

On the day before Thanksgiving 2015, we discovered that our websites had been obliterated by malware at our hosting service (Hostgator). Unfortunately I had never received notice that the webhost was no longer performing automatic backups for my site, much less providing security services. I am working on rebuilding this site (among others), so please excuse the "mess." The HTML content is up - but I am having to perform reinstalls of the blogs and photo gallery which supplies the pictures for this site, so please bear with me as these are restored.

Quality Borzoi and Silken Windhounds from a Dedicated Breeder

Our aim is to breed Borzoi and Silken Windhounds of sound mind and body - companions first, then competitors. Ribbons and awards are useless if one cannot live on a daily basis with their beloved dog! We are members of multiple Borzoi, Silken Windhound, and breeder/exhibitors' clubs, as well as being workers within them.

Our Borzoi have earned championships in the US, Canada and Mexico. Several have specialty wins to their credit, and a Westminster BOS Winner (Sassi). One of our Silken Windhounds (Tyler) is a three-time winner of the breed's national specialty show, called SilkenFest, and we have multiple specialty winners in residence. We are breeders of the first UKC Total Dog Silken Windhound (Ajax) which combines both conformation and performance competition, encouraging versatility.

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Grand Champion Borzoi Soloracing borzoi - Pumpkin and SoloSolo the borzoi relaxingBorzoi JT coming in on the lureprofile of borzoi J/T

Our Borzoi and Silken Windhound dogs are part of our family and our lives and schedules revolve around them. We maintain an ongoing relationship with our puppy buyers - they become our extended family! We are proud to be breeders of dogs that bring so much joy and love to their new families, and we love to hear stories of how they are doing with their new families.

Sassi going Best in Specialty Show at the Rocky Mountain Borzoi Club fall specialtyAKC Breeder of MeritTyler - three-time winner of the International Silken Windhound Society's national specialty show

pictured above: Sassi winning the RMBC specialty show (left) and
Tyler during one of his three International Silken Windhound Society national specialty show victories.

No other breed can compare to Borzoi and Silken Windhounds - we feel they are the most awesome of dogs within the sighthound family.

About the Borzoi

The Borzoi, once known as the Russian Wolfhound, is a breed of hunting dog within the sighthound group which includes such breeds as Afghan Hounds, Greyhounds and Saluki, among others. Their name is derived from the archaic Russian word for "fast." Popular with the Russian Tsars, these swift hunters were used on all manner of game including hare, fox, and on occasion, wolves. In these modern times, the Borzoi has become an elegant companion, although it can still be found on the hunting field in addition to various dog sporting events such as racing and lure coursing.

Meet Our Borzoi

More Breed Info: Borzoi Club of America

About the Silken Windhound

The Silken Windhound is a relatively recently developed breed, brought to life through the efforts of an Austin, TX Borzoi breeder by blending Borzoi and Whippet with a line of lurchers thought to be Whippet and, most likely, Sheltie. Silkens somewhat resemble a miniature Borzoi and people who are admirers of Borzoi except for their size, find them to be irresistible. Silkens were recognized by the UKC in 2011 and since then have gained recognition in ASFA, LGRA and NOTRA, and can also be found performing in Agility, Obedience, Nosework, Flyball and Barn Hunt.

Meet Our Silkens

More Breed Info: International Silken Windhound Society

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