First encounter with Francie Stull and her Silken Windhounds, August 1998.
We were in Germany where I had entered my young Boyzoi in the 2-day Sighthound Specialty show in Donaueschingen. We had been there before but this time we saw more than the usual Sighthounds, an American lady with several small, longhaired hounds on leash! Of course we were curious and by asking about them I got to know Francie Stull and the new breed called Silken Windhound. As the Borzoi were still young I had no need for an addition but I had my sister take some photos of them.
It wasn't until 6 years later that I asked Francie for a Silken Windhound puppy, to keep the new Borzoi puppy company.....
Boyzoi Vjertilo compared to Silkenboy Ingot
And here are the girls, Rostania (75cm/29 1/2") and Edith with Omni (49cm/19 1/4"). In the background the lovely palace of the local prince.