Radost Borzoi Philosophy
We have delved and studied this magnificent breed since 1980 by going to homes of some of the top breeders, our mentors, in the country to learn as much as we can, reading as many informative books on genetics, structure, movement, etc. This is so valued to Radost Borzoi, to obtain as much useful information as possible. Now, because of this, our first Borzoi was not acquired until January 1997 and since then we are proud to have bred four litters and co-bred two litters, with hopefully a breeding on the way! Radost Borzoi has bred/owned, co-owned top conformation here in the USA and in England, thus having the Top Winning Borzoi in the UK 2018 & 2019. We have bred Specialty winning Borzoi, top Group placing, as well as Therapy Borzoi, Canine Good Citizen Borzoi, lure-coursing, tried agility, Rally-O and wonderful companions!
One important issue we do strive for in our kennel is health testing. We try to obtain all information on their genetic background… we use AKC and Embark, which this is taken from Embark’s website: “Embark DNA test screens for genetic mutations, provides genetic diversity information linked to health outcomes, and contributes to new research dedicated to improving the lives of dogs.” They, as well as Radost Borzoi, strives to help manage the health of our dogs today; and we hope to enable better health for our breed of tomorrow. So important to help assist in doing all we can and we do understand nothing is fool proof. No, you cannot put a Dam and a Sire in a blender and get just the perfect match, however we try to delve into their pedigrees, both, question as many breeders that are in both pedigrees to give us as much health, temperament, structure information, then we write all down and try our best to enable all to know what we have learned. Now, granted, not all Breeders will give you all the information, so we are very specific in asking important questions that we would like to note to hopefully to better our breed.
We took an oath, with our parent club, Borzoi Club of America, to make an effort to better our breed.
This is what we strive for at Radost Borzoi Kennel:
- Health & Longevity
- Soundness / Balance
- Conformation / Structure
- Selection of Good Homes
To learn more about the Borzoi Breed Standard & Borzoi Code of Ethics, visit the following websites: