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Savladai Borzoi began in 1969 with the purchase of Alexei of Borzova. From there they moved to Benson Lake on the north end of Vancouver Island and then to Logan Lake in the interior of B.C. Finally, in the mid-'70s, they moved to Kamloops, B.C. where they have remained. Savladai Borzoi have made an impact on
Borzoi in Canada and in the United States.


With the acquisition of Can. Ch. Countrybar's Misdemeanor (Missy) in the early 1970s, the progress toward the Savladai Borzoi of the 1990s began.

From the breeding of Missy to Can. Am. Ch. Countrybar's China Clipper came the "Easter" litter.


Can. Ch. Savladai Easter Bonnet was bred to
Ch. Kelemark's Crom's Conquest to produce the first Savladai stars...

FrostCan. Am. Ch. Savladai Autumn Frost excelled on both the coursing field and in the show ring, ranking in the top 10 Borzoi in Canada for six years, never being shown more than seven weekends in any given year. More importantly, he was a wonderful producer, leaving his stamp on his get, especially his daughters, and winning many Best Stud Dog awards on both sides of the border.

TiffanyCan. Ch. Savladai Autumn Burnished Gold (Tiffany) was one of my favourites, not least because she was such a wonderful mother. Littersister to Frost, she too produced some wonderful progeny who live on in the current Savladai Borzoi

Dinah Can. Ch. Tanaki Savladai Dimond Forever was Frost's first daughter and the love of my life. Bred by Valerie Little of Tanaki Borzoi, she produced only one litter (the "Country" litter) but she slept at the foot of my bed for 13 years. I lost her just before her 14th birthday and two of her litter sisters died within a month of her passing.

AshleyCan. Ch. Savladai Surprise Witness (Ashley) was Frost's last son and in 1996 sired two litters of beautiful puppies at Savladai (the "Wind" litter and the "Borrow" litter). Sadly, I lost Ash at the end of Jan. 2000, just a few months before he turned 12.

Savladai Borzoi are known for their happy, outgoing temperaments and sweet, loving ways. They make wonderful pets and excellent show dogs, with Savladai females excelling in the ring as well as the males - not an easy feat in this breed. Can. Ch. Savladai Country Singer (Penny), a Frost granddaughter, was the Number 5 Borzoi in Canada in 1990.

SamanthaThree years later her daughter, Can. Am. Ch. Savladai Build on a Dream, FCh. (Samantha) was Number One Borzoi in Canada ... at the tender age of 20 months.

Sadly, both Samantha and her sister Lily died in June 2000 at the young age of 8, from problems with iron in the well water.
LilySam's sister Lily (Can. Ch. Savladai Build a Vision) was a star in her own right, winning multiple BPIS (all-breed). In a refresher course at a local Canadian show a few years later she won the breed two out of four shows, totally out of coat and over other Specials, both male and female. Then came her first foray into the US show rings, where she took the breed from the Bred By Exhibitor class over male Specials.


In October 1997 the "Formal" litter arrived. They were sired by Can. Am. Ch. Chulista Klasyx Irish Moss out of Lily. The pick female, Can. Am. Ch. Savladai Formal Logic ("Caitlin") had an amazing puppy career. Living in an area with some of the top kennels in the US, she repeatedly took RWB from the puppy classes. She also took Best Puppy at the 1998 Canadian National Specialty, and first in the Bred By Exhibitor class. Here at home, brother "Domino" (Can. Am. Ch. Savladai Formal Invitation) won Best Puppy in Specialty at the Interior Gazehound Club Specialty (Borzoi breeder/judge). In only 5 trips to the US Domino took 4 majors, was undefeated in the BBE class and has 2 Best Bred By Exhibitor in Specialty wins (one at the US National in Portland, OR, 2000).

The "Formal" pups were so nice I decided to do it again, resulting in the "Repeat" litter ... and a lot of unhappy owners, having to think up names with "repeat" in them! Sam and Lily were already 6 years old, so when Sam came into season I bred her as well. Since the pups were whelped on my birthday, these are the "Birthday" pups, Tabitha & Breaker. On her way to her Canadian title, Tabitha took Best of Breed over Specials at a specialty. Breaker finished in the spring of 2000, under breeder/judges and placing in the group. He was sparingly specialled, placing in the group most of the time, including a Group 1st.

In the spring of 2000, Lily was bred to Am. Ch. J.A.Y. Seabury JP Japaneski Bokhara, who is better known as "Bubba", to produce the Foreign litter of 3 lovely puppies. Then Can. Ch. Savladai Whispering Wind (Vickie), an Ashley daughter, was bred to Am. Ch. Zimistraija Mozart Play For Sv'shin, FCh. to produce the "Frosted" litter. Two youngsters from this litter (Merlin and Chilly) stood behind Vickie when she won the Best Brood Bitch class as the US National in Reno, NV in 2003. Merlin is still here at Savladai while Chilly went to Terry Doane, Sv'shin Borzoi.

Because I was so pleased with the quality of the pups from Swedish bloodlines, with the help of Maureen Bardwell I imported two pups from Monika Willman of Zimistraija: Fonzie (Can. Ch. Zimistraija Andante Savladai SV) and Sarah (Can. Ch. Zimistraija Savladai Soaringvelocity). I bred Fonzie to Vickie in 2003 to produce the "Rain" litter. Terry Doane and I bred Chilly to Fonzie in 2005 (the "Monika's Dream" litter, producing only one pup) and again in 2006 (the "Cool" litter). Unfortunately Sarah has never been bred.

At present I hope to continue on the Savladai name thanks to the gift from Michelle Luckey Rowton of Kenai's Whisper in the Dark, who goes back to a Tiffany daughter on both sides of her pedigree.


This page was last updated on June 25, 2017