2018, what a year!

Last year, the amazing Go Litter started their sophomore season in the wide world of Borzoi.
They amazed, surprised and frankly came to play and play hard!
I am beyond thrilled for their owners who have made the Go Litter shine! Thank you for being such fabulous homes for your Borzoi!
As always I thank, from the depths of my heart, my wonderful friend and co-breeder, Sandra Moore-Doby and my other wonderful friend and the owner/breeder of the amazing Zoiboyz Gibson, KC Thompson. Without the love and support of you two, this breeding would just be an idea, instead of the beautiful reality it truly is. Thank you!

MBIF FC Perlova Avalon Indy Go Zoiboyz, FCh, GRC, SSR

MBIF FC Avalon Perlova IndyGo Zoiboyz, SC, FCH, GRC, SSR
IndyGo is multitalented and is ranked in the TOP TEN of LGRA (#2), ASFA (#6), and AKC LC (#2). An amazing Iron Hound! IndyGo was BOB on Saturday of the 2018 ASFA II and was presented with the Locket Trophy! The amazing IndyGo also dipped his toe into the NOFCA OFC pool and we predict a fabulous OFC season coming up in the fall! IndyGo is owned and very much loved by Tom Golcher & KC Thompson of Zoiboyz Borzoi and he is ready to go for more in 2019!

Avalon Perlova Ready Set Go

Avalon Perlova Ready Set Go
Margot is the 2018-19 NOFCA Rookie Borzoi, the #2 NOFCA Borzoi and the #3 NOFCA All Breed Hound! Margot’s owner, Linda Turner shared a tidbit with me: “Margot has over 300 points her first year out. That’s pretty damn awesome. That does include the Feb hunts in Roswell which technically are next season’s points.” Margot indeed kicked off her 2019-20 season with a 1st place in the SWCC Borzoi Breed Hunt on Feb 2 and a 3rd place the following day to earn the Overall Winner of the Borzoi Winter Bonanza!
Margot also has both of her AKC LC majors and is just getting started! She also placed in her Sweepstakes class and her regular class at the 2018 BCOA National Specialty! She is owned and loved by Linda Turner and Sandra Moore. Look for this spectacular Borzoi to really rock 2019!

Perlova Avalon Boldy Go, JC, SSR
Kirk is the 2018 BCOA National LGRA race meet BOB! Running in tough competition with his littermate, IndyGo. Kirk also placed 4th in his class at the BCOA National Specialty! Kirk is pointed in NOFCA OFC and in AKC Conformation. So proud of this sweet, gentle and talented Borzoi! Look for Kirk to be back on the LGRA track, hunting and in lure coursing and in the show & obedience rings in 2019! Kirk is owned and treasured by Denise Ross.

Perlova Avalon Never Lemme Go

Perlova Avalon Never Lemme Go
Lem is a certified Therapy Dog with Alliance Therapy Dogs! Beautiful Lem will be starting his hospital visits soon! He also thinks lure coursing is great fun! He is owned and loved by M. V. Morton.

Avalon Perlova Go Fish CA, BCAT, JOR, SC

Avalon Perlova Go Fish, CA, BCAT, JOR, SC
Marlin is the #2 NOTRA Borzoi for 2018! This beautiful and talented Borzoi will be burning up the track and hopefully the show ring in 2019! Marlin is owned and loved by Carol Judson and Sandra Moore

Avalon Perlova Go Darkly, FCh, LCM

Avalon Perlova Go Darkly, FCh, LCM (pending)
Zip the Wee Wonder! She is the 2018 #1 ASFA Lure Coursing Borzoi! She was BOB on Sunday of the 2018 ASFA II and was presented with the Pyrune Trophy! This last weekend, Zippy completed her LCM (pending ASFA confirmation) Zip is also LGRA and NOFCA OFC pointed! This girl can do it all! She is shown in the photo as she tied 1/2 in the SWCC Borzoi Breed hunt in February 3, 2019! Her first weekend out and she qualified for the NOFCA Grand Course! Zippy loves the hunt! Zip is owned and loved by Dr Susan Van de Water, MD and Sandra Moore! Look for her in 2019!!!

So proud to be her breeder/owner/handler!!
CH Perlova Avalon Giddy Up Go, CC, CM, JSR

CH Perlova Avalon Giddy Up Go, CC, CM, JSR
At the tender age of 17 months, Giddy earned her NOFCA CC with AK’s in her preliminary and final, winning an SWCC Mixed Hunt! Giddy was the 2017-2018 NOFCA Rookie Borzoi! The following May she finished her AKC breed Championship with four major wins under four different judges and to put the cherry on it, a Hound Group 4. Along with her mama, she managed to become one of the first LGRA JSR’s in New Mexico! This past November, Giddy earned the last points for her NOFCA CM. I love this Borzoi so much and cannot believe I bred her or that she is really mine own.
Giddy will be specialed this year in the hopes of earning her GCH. The beautiful Giddy-Go is owned, loved, treasured by Leigh and Ken Paintin.

Avalon Perlova Go West

Avalon Perlova Go West
Sable has wonderful owners! Tom & Eve Olsen adore her! Eve loves her so much that she made Sable a model and covergirl on her novel, Crackshot: The Way West

Thank you Eve for loving sweet Sable! You have made her famous! (and I am a big fan!)

A novel by Sable’s owner!

Giddy & Kirk on the GO!

Perlova Avalon Boldly Go “Kirk” and Perlova Avalon Giddy Up Go “Giddy” had some lure coursing practice at the Los Lobos Coursing Club last weekend! Both had a bit of confusion as they were slipped but soon got with the program to chase the bags. Very pleased with both of these youngsters! Thank you Leonore Abordo (Borzoi Oxota) for helping slip puppies & to KC Thompson (Zoiboyz) for the great pix!

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New AKC Field Champion!

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Pending AKC confirmation, Skaya is now FC Avalon Ww Darkskaya Dare SC, CGC, RN FCh

So very proud of my Skooshy-loo!  Now we are ready to go get those last six singles she needs for her conformation Championship!

bred by Sandra Moore (Avalon), Susan Vandewater (Del Sol), Diana Embry (Willowwind) and Shelby Bergstressor and co-owned by Leonore Abordo (Borzoi Oxota)

Judge Beth Ann Gordon (pictured) and Judge Phil Fullam at Los Lobos Coursing Club in Edgewood, New Mexico. Photo by KC Thompson (Zoiboyz)

2016 BCOA National Specialty

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The BCOA 2016 National Specialty was in Lawrence, Kansas. This year the regular class judge was Ron Spritzer and Futurity was Veni Harlan and Sweeps, Jon Reimer


The week started for us with the AKC LC on Sunday. Avalon Ww Darkskaya Dare, my beautiful Skaya, was due in season at anytime. Holding our breath, she passed inspection and could run in the trial. There were three stakes and she drew A which had some fabulous running Borzoi in it. She needs only a major to finish her AKC FC. Skaya ran beautifully in her prelim and was in a position to potentially place. In her final she drew her cousin, K-C Windsheer Edge of the Blade, a tremendously talented and beautiful Borzoi bitch bred by Kasey and Dale Parks and Leah Lanier. Razor, or as she is affectionately known, RaRa had placed highly in her prelim and is as hot as they come for running games! Amazingly both girls have similar running styles (RaRa’s grandsire: Avalon Time’s Dark Traveler and Skaya’s dam: Avalon Tigress in the Dark are littermates) and both girls love the lure coursing game.For me it was the most thrilling course of the whole trial. (as soon as I have pix I will post them)

Amazingly, Skaya won that final by 1 point but Razor had had such a terrific prelim that she won the stake! Skaya still needs that major win but her achievement is to have placed in the AKC Lure Coursing at Nationals for three years running! With all the new and hot youngsters that show up each year with such tremendous follow, this is a terrific tribute to Skaya’s coursing ability.

Monday, Skaya was entered in LGRA but alas, she came into season and we withdrew.

Tuesday was show day for Futurity and Hatsya’s first time in the show ring! She did very well but didn’t get any love from the judge.

I was asked if I would show a youngster, Drakon Avalon Cousteau O’Pendragon, call name Kazoo! He was a tad unsure about all the big doings going on at the show, so with the understanding that I would strive for a happy and good experience, we entered the ring.

Kazoo was looking for mommy but was happy to pay attention to me when I asked and under judge Veni Harlan, he made the cut in Futurity! I showed him in Sweeps and regular classes and he improved each time and is a beautiful Borzoi and a pleasure to be with! I am honored his owners and breeders trusted him to my care for his first show.

On Wednesday, Hatsya continued to show well though the judge didn’t place her. Never mind, this sweet girl was just a few minutes past 6 months of age and handled everything with panache and aplomb!

Thursday is dog day at the National so I showed Kazoo in his class and he was terrific and a sweet, sweet boy, handling challenges well but we got no love from the judge.

Friday is bitch day, so Hatsya and Skaya were in the rotation! Skaya showed beautifully as always and Hatsya did too, but no joy this year.

Saturday is Best of Breed and I was thrilled to be able show my Boomer! He absolutely rocked it and loves being in the ring. But again, no love was coming our way, so we showed and had fun and can’t wait to do it again!

This National Specialty, our friends Tom and KC of Zoiboyz, really were in the ribbons and prizes with their beautiful girl Aliza. She won both the ASFA LC and the AKC LC BOB prizes and then went WB and BOW!

The fabulous Gibson, sire to Skaya’s expected litter, finished his LGRA GRC title and was BOS!

Other friends and dogs of their breeding did exceptionally well too! Hatsya’s litter mates, Oxota Molodezovna Meissa and Oxota Molodezovna Alnitak both had terrific first shows!  Mimi won her regular class and got a hard look from the judge for WB and Stellar was 4th in his Futurity class! Avalon RiverRun Idle Dice Runtuff went Best Junior Dog and Runtuff Whiskeys Rebellion went Best in Futurity!!! His litter mate RunTuff RiverRun Black Betty  went Best Senior Bitch in Futurity!!! Skaya’s litter mate, Avalon Druid Dance Willowind was AOM!!! I am thrilled for my dear friends, Sandra Moore, Karla Smith, DVM, Kristen Suhrenbrock, Leonore Abordo and Kim Ketelsen, Anna Stewart, Rebecca Neal, Tom & KC and Susanne Cecere! Truly gorgeous Borzoi and wins so well deserved!

I know that I am missing some wins or placements, please forgive any oversight or mistakes! A National Specialty is a fairly overwhelming experience!

Looks like we will miss the next two specialties as they are on the coasts. Maryland in 2017 and Washington in 2018.

Great fun and a reunion that I look forward to each year!





Desert Fun Bunch AKC LC…


Skaya was BOB at the Desert Fun Bunch AKC Lure Coursing on Saturday! This garners another 2 points bringing her to 11 points + one major!!

Made the decision not to run for BIF as she had a take attempt in finals and was just the slightest bit gimpy on her right shoulder. She won an awesome prize, a lovely embroidered pillow for her crate, a cookie and poop bags and some lovely ribbons!

Thank you to co-owner Leonore Abordo for suggesting we tag along. and to Rose’ Monarch for putting us up. A wonderful Arizona Coursing Club with fabulous people!

Thanks for the great time Desert Fun Bunch!