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HORSE AND HOUND BORZOI
 Hounds For The Soul. . .

THE HOUNDS OF HORSE AND HOUND FARM


CH. KANSAI'Z RIDE OF THE VALKYRIE
(CH. Osdow av Fjascho JC  x  CH. Wind N' Satin Color On The Air)
Breeder:  Karen (Cricket) Murray  (Kansai Kennels)

Now Waiting For Me at The Rainbow Bridge. . .

"Val" was the foundation of the breeding program here at Horse And Hound and reigned unchallenged as the Queen of all she surveyed.  Her ability as a brood bitch is unquestioned, having produced the "Irish Litter" when bred to CH. Kyrov-Lereau Dream Machine, the "French Litter" when bred to CH. Sylvan Scotch And Soda JC, and the "Italian Litter" when bred to "CH. Radost White Rock".  These breedings have produced a Dual Champion, several Grand Champions, Champions and Coursing winners, with more point earners accomplishing new titles every day!


"Val" showing her exceptional movement at the 2009 BCOA Nationals


LATEST NEWS FLASH !!!  A NEW DUALCHAMPION ~ 8-19-12
It's a great thrill to announce the continued excellence and versatility shown by the Scotty x Val daughter, CGH. Horse And Hound Bretagne at Scheremetjew, as she became an AKC Field Champion, and thus a DUAL CHAMPION on August 19, 2012 (the youngest Borzoi to become both a Grand Champion and a Dual Champion as of that date)!  Under the love and guidance of owners, Karin Johnson and Julia Johnson, MD, "Jolie" continues to shine in all types of competition, and I couldn't be more proud!  Heartfelt Congratulations to Team Jolie!


DC GCH. Horse And Hound Bretagne at Scheremetjew
 (CH. Sylvan Scotch And Soda JC  x  CH. Kansai'z Ride Of The Valkyrie)
Owners:  Karen Johnson and Julia Johnson, MD
Virginia
(Photo Courtesy of Marc Stumbo)

EXCITING NEWS!  VAL CONGRATULATES THREE OF HER KIDS!  2-20-12

I'm so proud to announce that the 2012 Show Season has started off with a bang! 
At the Rocky Mountain Cluster, held Feb. 17-20th, 2012, GCH. CH. Horse and Hound Dreamin'  O' Dublin was named Best of Breed at the Plum Creek KC I (TSE) and was Best In Specialty at the PCKC/RMBC Specialty and Hound Group Four, under Judge Kent Delaney and Joe C. Walton!   He is now a Multiple Best In Specialty winner!   My beautiful Val daughter, "Horse And Hound Paimpont" (sired by CH. Sylvan Scotch And Soda JC) finished her AKC Championship by being named Winners Bitch for a Major at the Plum Creek Kennel Club Show I under Judge Kent Delany!  
Not to be outdone by his litter brother and little half-sister, CH. Horse And Hound Balleymaloo" (sired by CH. Kyrov-Lereau Dream Machine)  completed his Grand Champion title by being named Best Of Opposite Sex at the Colorado Kennel Club Show I under Judge Lou M. Guerrero !
Check out their individual pages to see their win shots!


THE PUPPIES HAVE ARRIVED!  NOV. 9, 2011

I'm thrilled to announce the birth of the "Italian Litter",  six very healthy and robust puppies, four girls and two boys, all white and trimmed with gold and red!  Mother Val and all kids doing well!  Below are the first pictures of the new family.  Dad, CH. Radost White Rock, could not be more proud!  Very special "Thanks" to Lynda Cattoni-Shafer for traveling all the way over from her home in Utah to share the birth with me and then watch over them while business took me away from home for the next two days. 

More pictures to come each week as "The Italian" litter grows!


Proud Mama!


Happily Sampling the Milk Bar!



The Puppies have their own Web Page (listed as The Italian Litter) where I have posted their first formal photo session at 9 days of age.  I will be up-dating it weekly so that you can see them through the stages of their physical development.   Check it out!!  Hope you'll enjoy it as much as I'm going to!

EXCITING NEWS!  ~  PUPPIES CONFIRMED!
November 4, 2011

 On November 4 my Veterinarian confirmed via X-rays the presence of at least six puppies baking in the oven!  I couldn't be more thrilled and am eagerly awaiting their arrival on or around their expected due date of November 7, 2011!  I'll keep you posted!!!  Your inquiries are invited!

GREAT NEWS! ~ A NEW AKC CHAMPION!
September 11, 2011

Val's Grandson, "Horse And Hound Tip Your Hand", owned by Elizabeth Buchholz and Karen "Cricket" Murray, has finished his AKC Championship in grand style at the Des Moines Kennel Club shows on September 9-11, 2011.  "Uri" is a son of Val's Irish Litter boy, CH. Horse And Hound Balleymaloo and I'm thrilled to hear of his consistent successes in the show Ring!  Thanks, Elizabeth and Cricket, for giving this young star a chance to shine!
 

  EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT! ~ August 22, 2011

I'm proud to announce the newest breeding plans here at Horse And Hound.  "Val" will be visiting Radost Borzoi in the Fall of 2011 for a breeding to CH. RADOST WHITE ROCK (GCH. Aashtoria Wildhunt Hidden Agenda x GCH. Kansai'z Elsa).  I'm anticipating exceptional conformation, temperament, and movement from this breeding.  Reservations for this championship potential litter are not being taken quite yet, but will be as soon as I know that puppies are on the way!  Watch for future announcements!


CH. Radost White Rock



NEWS FLASH!!! AUGUST 15, 2011


 "CH. HORSE AND HOUND BRETAGNE AT SCHEREMETJEW"

Congratulations to Val's newest AKC Champion
, proudly owned by Karen Johnson and Julia Johnson, MD. of Quinten, VA.  "JOLIE" is the first of the French Litter to finish, and did it in style with 3 Major wins by the tender age of 13 Months!!!  She will next be setting her sights on becoming a Dual Champion as she begins her coursing career!  I'm so proud of her and wish Karen and Julia continued success with "Jolie"!

NEWS FLASH!!! APRIL  9, 2011

Val's "French" babies by CH. Sylvan Scotch And Soda JC brought the house down at the 2011 Borzoi Club Of America's National Specialty!  My thanks to Judges Amy Sorbie, Lorrie Scott and Robin Casey for their appreciation of the quality of these puppies!


HORSE AND HOUND PAIMPONT

1st ~ Futurity Puppy Bitch 9/12 Months

1st ~ Puppy Bitch 9/12 Months

BEST PUPPY IN SPECIALTY

Owned By

Horse And Hound

 

 HORSE AND HOUND PICARDIE AT JEDAWN

1st ~ Sweepstakes Puppy Bitch 9/12 Months

2nd~ Futurity Puppy Bitch 9/12 Months

BEST PUPPY IN SWEEPSTAKES

Owned By:

Glenda Wild and Dawn Hall

Macedonia, IA

 




HORSE AND HOUND BRETAGNE

AT SCHEREMETJEW

4th ~ Futurity Puppy Bitch 9/12 Months

3rd ~ Puppy Bitch 9/12 Months

Owned By

Karin Johnson and Julia Johnson, MD
Virginia




 HORSE AND HOUND CHARTES

3rd ~ Futurity Puppy Dog 9/12 Months

4th ~ Sweepstakes Puppy Dog 9/12 Months

 

Owned By

Horse And Hound

 

 


 
HORSE AND HOUND  ST. MALO AT JEDAWN

1st ~ Sweepstakes Puppy Dog 9/12 Months

3rd ~ Puppy Dogs 9/12 Months

Owned By

Glenda Wild and Dawn Hall

Macedonia, IA




NEWS FLASH ~ 2-21-11 !!!
Horse And Hound Borzoi had an stellar weekend at the Rocky Mountain Dog Shows!!
Here is a list of the victories enjoyed by dogs bred by Horse And Hound!

PLUM CREEK KC OF COLORADO I ~ TSE
Judges:  Ms. Tamara Carey (Sweepstakes) and Mr. Eugene Blake (Regular Classes)

HORSE AND HOUND TIP YOUR HAND
(CH. Horse and Hound Ballymaloo x Horse And Hound Tipperary)
Owned by Horse and Hound
1st In Sweepstakes Puppy Dogs 6-9 Months and BOSS
1st In Regular Puppy Dogs 6-9 Months, Best Puppy Winners Dog (4 Pt. Major) and Best Of Winners!

CH. HORSE AND HOUND BALLYMALOO
(CH. Kyrov-Lereau Dream Machine x CH. Kansai'z Ride Of The Valkyrie)
Owned By Horse And Hound

TSE Best Of Opposite Sex!

PLUM CREEK KC OF COLORADO II ~ RMBC SPECIALTY
Judges:  Ms. Cindy Scott (Sweepstakes) and Ms. Betty-Anne Stenmark (Regular Classes

HORSE AND HOUND ST. TROPEZ
(CH. Sylvan Scotch And Soda JC x CH. Kansai'z Ride Of The Valkyrie)
Owned by Rene M. Green, Castle Rock, CO
1st In Regular Puppy Dogs 6 to 9 Months and Reserve Winners Dog!

GCH. HORSE AND HOUND DREAMIN' O' DUBLIN
(CH. Kyrov-Lereau Dream Machine x CH. Kansai's Ride Of The Valkyrie)
Owned by Cobblestone Borzoi, Terri & Dale Rickford, Windsor, CO
BEST IN SPECIALTY SHOW !!!

CH. HORSE AND HOUND BALLYMALOO
Owned by Horse And Hound
SELECT DOG !

COLORADO KC, INC. I
Judge:  Mr. James R White

HORSE AND HOUND ST. TROPEZ
Owned by Rene R. Green, Castle Rock, CO
1st in Puppy Dogs 6-9 Months

HORSE AND HOUND CHARTES
(CH. Sylvan Scotch And Soda JC x CH. Kansai'z Ride Of The Valkyrie)
Owned by Horse And Hound
2nd in Puppy Dogs 6-9 Months

GCH. HORSE AND HOUND DREAMIN' O' DUBLIN
Owned By Cobblestone Borzoi, Terri & Dale Rickford, Windsor, CO
SELECT DOG

COLORADO KC, INC. II
Judge:  Ms. Beverly Capstick

CH. HORSE AND HOUND BALLYMALOO
(Owned By Horse And Hound)
BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX!

IT JUST DOESN'T GET MUCH BETTER THAN THAT FOR A BREEDER!!!



NEWS FLASH  9-26-10!!!
Val sends out her Congratulations to her first two sons from the Irish Litter for attaining their titles of Grand Champion and Champion!

BISS GCH. HORSE AND HOUND DREAMIN' O' DUBLIN

Owned by Terri and Dale Rickford
Cobblestone Borzoi
Owner/Handled to all of his wins by Dale Rickford
(Photo By O'Brien Photography)

Finishing his Grand Championship with back to back BOBs under Breeder/Judge Nadine Johnson and Judge Monica Canestrini  at the Araphahoe KC I and II shows, at the ripe old age of 22 Months!  At under two years of age, he may well be the youngest Borzoi to attain this coveted title thus far! 

And. . .
NEWLY CROWNED CHAMPION

CH. HORSE AND HOUND BALLYMALOO

Owned by Horse And Hound
Bally finished his AKC Championship on Sept. 26, 2010 at the Arapahoe Kennel Club Show II under Judge Monica Canestrini by being named Winners Dog and Best Of Winners!  Always Owner/Handled, his points have all been earned from the very competitive Bred By Exhibitor classes.


NEWS FLASH !!!

Horse And Hound St. Malo
(CH. Sylvan Scotch and Soda JC SGRC2 x CH. Kansai'z Ride Of The Valkyrie)

Shown Winning His First Points by Going WD
at 10 Months of Age in his first Show ~ CIKC!
Glenda Wilde, Handler
Owned By:  Jedawn Borzoi

NEWS FLASH!!! ~ 10-16-10

"Horse And Hound Paimpont" Wins Best Puppy In Match!
RMBC "B" Match ~ 10-16-10
Owned By Horse And Hound
(Photo Taken at 6 Weeks)

Val's newest baby to show, "Marilyn" made a hit with the Judge at the RMBC "B" Match and was named BEST PUPPY IN MATCH at the ripe old age of 3.5 Months!  This is a title won by her mother when she was a puppy!  Once again, Val has proven to produce puppies who mature into Champions in the Conformation Ring!  Congrats, too, to Papa, "Scotty"!
This saucy little girl thinks she's ready to take on her big brothers!  What fun she'll be in the near future!

NEWS FLASH!!

"Val" recently gave birth to her second litter, sired by CH. Sylvan Scotch And Soda JC SGRC2, owned by Jedawn Borzoi. Please check out "The French Litter" page to see these exciting puppies!



"THE IRISH LITTER"
Shown Winning the Brood Bitch Class for "Val" at the 2009 RMBC Fall SpecialyUnder Judge Robin Riel


Left to Right:  Horse And Hound Tipperary and Lyn Hoflin; Horse And Hound Sidhe-Seer Of Kyrov and Cydni Schroeder;   CH. Kansai'z Ride Of The Valkyrie and Pam Buffiington;  Judge Robiin Riel;   GCH. Horse And Hound Dreamin' O' Dublin and Dale Rickford;  Horse And Hound Far Darocha and Amy Sorbie;  CH. Horse And Hound Ballymaloo and Terri Rickford.

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