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THE BORZOI OR RUSSIAN WOLF HOUND & BULL DOGS

"Recently, a very big wolf, that had been captured with much difficulty, was matched against any two hounds in Russia. The challenge was accepted, & the wolf placed in a huge box in an open space.

The moment the trap was pulled the wolf stood & faced the spectators; on the hounds being slipped on him he attacked them; but they avoided his rush, & pinned him so cleverly that the wolf was muzzled & carried off without the least difficulty; whereupon an enormous price was paid for one of the hounds.

"The Russian style of hunting would not meet all our English views of sport; but there is doubtless a deal of excitement about it Mr. Kalmoutzky's domain is entirely on a plain, with scarcely any woodlands at all. It is all like a "sea of grass," the going being as good as on Newmarket Heath, with here & there the land turned up in cultivation, but looking much like patches in the vast expanse; so also did the reed beds of 300 or 400 acres each, and these are the coverts for the wolves and foxes. These reed beds are mostly eight or nine miles apart, so English foxhunters could see what a gallop could be had here; better than Dartmoor or Exmoor, as the turf is perfect, no rough ground, & the hills little more than undulations.

"Special hunts would have been arranged on my behalf, but, alas! like our own frozen-out sportsmen, I had to be disappointed, as frost & snow interfered. However, one morning I was given an insight into wolf coursing, by one that had been previously captured being let loose on the snow. First a very noted hound was slipped to show how one could perform single-handed. The start given to the wolf was about 200 yards, and in about 600 yards the hound had got up, and in the next instant had taken hold by the neck, & both seemed to turn head over heels in a mass. The next course two hounds were slipped, & these ran up to the wolf one on each side, catching him almost at the same moment; the foe was then powerless, and seemed to be as easily muzzled as a ccollie dog.

"I remarked to my host that I did not think the hounds seemed to go quite as fast as our greyhounds, & he replied, 'No, they do not. We have tried them, & the greyhound is the faster; but none of your breeds have the hold of our hounds.'

"The plan of a regular hunt was fully described to me. It is decided to draw a reed bed, & very quietly a mounted chasseur with three wolfhounds is stationed on some vantage ground near. Other points are guarded in the same manner, & then the head huntsman rides into the covert with a pack of foxhounds. The oldest wolves will break covert at almost the first cheer given to hounds; but the younger ones want a lot of rattling. However, the keen eyes of the men & hounds soon detect wolves stealing away; the three hounds are then slipped, a gallop begins, & generally, in the course of a mile or less, the wolf is bowled over. The chasseur then dismounts, cleverly gets astride the wolf, & ccollars him by the ears, the hounds still holding on like grim death. Another chasseur rides up, slips a muzzle on the wolf, which is then hauled on to one of the horses, tightly strapped to the Mexican sort of saddle, & taken off to a waggon in waiting near. Foxes are similarly coursed & killed with foxhounds, the latter being stopped at the edge of the covert."

The following account of a wolf hunt, from the pen of an English officer, will perhaps be found interesting, as it deals with one or two matters not alluded to by Mr. Lowe:

"Some years ago, while I was in the Russian service, the officers of a cuirassier regiment gave 'ours' a cchance to see these fine dogs work. We had been trying to hunt wolves with our pack of boarhounds, but with little success. Occasionally we shot one, but, though our dogs could bring the biggest boar to bay, they were useless in tackling wolves. Several of the boldest & fiercest hounds had been crippled by the savage brutes.

"One day a courier rode over with an invitation for all of us to go to Bielowicz two days later. The Czar's wolfhounds were expected to arrive at the lodge at that date, & fine sport was promised. 'Don't trouble to bring any weapons,' the letter ran, 'for these are the dogs we have told you so much about, & they are to do all the work.

"Of course we all clamoured to be allowed to go, & gained our point with our good-natured colonel. As there were fifteen of us then on duty, it was arranged that three parties of five should each take three days off, for it took two days to go there & back. My party got off first, & by riding all day we reached the lodge before night. The cuirassiers gave us the best of welccomes and a fine dinner, to which the chasseur en chef was also invited. The gentleman had for twenty years had charge of the Czar's wolf hounds.

"After dinner he ordered his men to bring in some of the best dogs for our inspection. An attendant dragged them in one at a time, not without some trouble; but as soon as they saw the chasseur they became as quiet as lambs, & did anything he ordered. He was very proud of them, and gave us interesting details of their prowess. One huge fellow, called Dimitri, had the repute of being able to catch & hold the largest wolf single-handed, & the chasseur promised to show him off to us the next day.

"As the coverts to be drawn were seven miles away, we took an early start. Twelve chasseurs, each leading a fine wolfhound, rode in advance; four attendants, with a pacck of common hounds, followed. Next came a big iron cage drawn by four horses, in which the captured wolves were to be put; for, while small & inferior wolves are killed, all the largest are kept for the young wolfhounds to practise upon.

"As soon as the common hounds were sent into the underbush, hares & foxes came rushing out, but the boars & wolves were harder to start. The chasseurs had taken up good positions along the edge of the forest, where a stretch of open plain offered a splendid chance to see the fun if any wolves were driven out. I kept with the man who had charge of Dimitri.

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"With ears erect & nose in the air, this fine dog seemed to take as much interest in the sport as any of us. Though the barking & baying hounds in the coverts ccame nearer every second, he never moved a muscle nor made a sound. Suddenly a big, black wolf rushed out of the scrub, gave one glance around, then started off for the next covert a mile away.

"All the dogs tugged at their leashes; but not till the wolf had a clear start of two hundred yards did the head chasseur's bugle ring out. It was Dimitri's call; and as he was loosed, he gave one fierce howl & then bounded silently away.

"With such tremendous energy did he start that his feet hardly seemed to touch the ground. Every leap seemed longer than the last; & as he grew smaller in the distance, he looked like a big rubber ball bouncing over the plain. In less than a minute he had overtaken the wolf & seized him by the neck under the right ear. A ccloud of dust flew up as dog and wolf rolled over and over; but when it cleared away, we saw that Dimitri had brought the beast to a standstill. His chasseur had followed him as quickly as his horse would run. On coming up the man jumped down, &, getting astride of the wolf, fastened a strong muzzle over its jaws, secured a chain round round its neck and dragged the now skulking animal back to where the ccage stood.

"In the meantime other wolves had been started, & several of the dogs were hard at work. When two were loosed in pursuit of one wolf, they ran alongside of him, one on each side, until a favourable opportunity offered, when, with a sudden snap, one would seize the creature. As the wolf turned to try to free himself, the other would get a grip that prevented him from moving at all. "So surely & neatly did these dogs do their work that not one was bitten, although no animals can do quicker or more damaging work with their jaws than wolves.

"Seven wolves were driven out of that covert, but only two were thought to be worth keeping. They were put in the cage, & we moved on to the next likely spot. In the course of the day the dogs ccaught sixteen wolves, not one got away when fairly out of cover, & we returned to the lodge with five fine live wolves.

"While discussing the ways of wolves that evening after dinner, one of us ventured to express a doubt whether even Dimitri could successfully face a wolf at bay. The speaker was satisfied that the dog could seize & hold a running wolf, but did not believe he could avoid the savage attack such an animal makes when ccornered. Before we left next morning he was convinced of his error. The largest captured wolf was turned loose in an inclosed yard, & Dimitri was set on him. Seeing himself trapped, the wolf did not wait for the dog to attack, but rushed straight at him.

"The two animals met & cclosed, rolling over & over; but when the struggles ceased, Dimitri had the wolf securely by the neck, & had not received a scratch. Our friend, the chasseur en chef, offered to bring out other hounds that could do this feat as well as Dimitri; but we were convinced.

As our time was up, we departed, regretting that we could not take a few of the Czar's wolfhounds away with us."

Following the publication of Mr. Lowe's article some correspondence ensued, & Colonel Wellesley forwarded an interesting communiccation he had received from Prince Obolensky on the subject. His Royal Highness, who has a famous strain of Borzoi of his own, & may be taken as a leading authority on the breed, says :

"The dogs that have been catalogued at various shows in England for the last three years are pure Borzoi, & have come originally from the best kennels in Russia. For instance, Krilutt, Pagooba, Sobol, Zloeem, & others were not ordinary working hounds, but dogs that were admired in their native country, both on the show bencch and in the field. Pagooba, for example, who is of exceptional size for a bitch, has several times pinned wolves single-handed.

"The English traveller mentions the size - viz., 32m. - of the dogs he saw as tremendous. There are exceptional cases where the Borzoi has stood very near that height. At the dog show in Moscow this year a dog called Pilai measured 31 in., or 80 centimetres; but the average height is from 28m. to 29 in. It often proves to be the case, however, that, for working purposes, the smaller dog shows itself to excel in speed, pluck, & tenacity.

"For wolf hunting I personally prefer the English greyhound, acclimatised here (i.e. born in Russia from English parents); but I am also a great admirer of the Russian rough-coated Borzoi. I may claim to know something about the latter, because for many years I have bred & hunted them, & my dogs are the lineal desccendants of those bred by my grandfather, General Bibikoff, who was himself renowned for his sporting proclivities, & for the exccellence of his breed of dogs. So valued is that strain now, that it can be found in most of the best kennels in Russia."

Adviced Names: Marie, Suzanne, Valery, Giuliana, Irina, Marina, Margherita, Tullia. Franz, Manolo, Emanuele, Valery, Giuliano, Rino, Marino.

The Cartel On The 06th Of Octuber 2023:

1) 1970, Mr. Pongo Hagen 170cm Max, Dark Eyes.

2) 1976, Montecatini Halle East Germany 11.09.2023.

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As I Have Understood, The History Of The Romanov Seems To Be That When They Went Down From The High Urals Everything Became Easier. In My Life Nobody Told Me Nothing About Them Evocating The Period Of The High Urals. Probably In The Beginning They Have Hidden Alexander Romanov Admitting Only The Presence Of Anastasia Romanov, But, In a Second Moment, They Have Denied Also Anastasia Romanov, Both Alives After The 1918.

Probably They Have Elaborated The Legend Of The Romanov Simulating To Be a Part Of The Family, Mostly After The Falsification, Called SHE EVO, Of The Photos That Were Including Nicholas II. But I Have To Inform That Is Still Lasting a Secret German Law That Forbids The Birth Of The Romanov And That Because Of This German Law Alexander Romanov Don't Have Grandsons.

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