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Best in Show, Top Producer
DC Sylvan Seabury Virago SC, F.Ch. ROMX-C

(Ch. Seabury's Celtic Warrior x Ch. JAY Seabury JP Affectionately)

Award of Merit at Westminster and at the
Borzoi Club of America National Specialty 2006.
Back to back Group I wins in April and in June!

Pictured in Kansas with Mr. Nolan Dale on the way to the National Specialty in Olympia, Washington.

Lots of other pictures of Virago can be found on our photo site. Click on camera to go there, and use your browser's back button to return.

 

Virago the show dog

Finished 2003 with five Hound Group placements in a few months of shows.

In 2004, he had many more Hound Group placements , a Specialty Best of Breed, and an all breed Best in Show. He finished the year as #3 in all-breed competition and #8 in breed, shown only 8 months.

In 2005, Virago was BOB, Best Bred By Exhibitor, and placed in the BBE Hound Group at the AKC/Eukanuba Invitational Tournament of Champions. In 2005, he was awarded Best of Breed at the Midwest Borzoi Club Specialty in Detroit, by breeder-judge Dr. John Reeve-Newsom. He finished in the Top 5 in breed, and in the Top10 All-breed competition, shown about 30 times.

He continued showing on a more casual basis, consistently winning in the Breed and Group, including two Group placements and Best in Veteran Sweepstakes at the National Specialty in 2009, a few days before his 8th birthday. He is the center of attention at all times in our household, now at age nearly ten. His latest litter was born just before Christmas 2010.


Best in Show


AKC Invitational

Vir has effortless side gait and the carriage and attitude we treasure. He is an ultimate "party dog" and thinks that a dog show is just that.

His brief class career included three majors, and two Sweepstakes wins.

 

Virago the sire

Virago with his six week old son, Scotty

Virago has sired forty three American Champions, and four Group winners so far, out of 13 different dams, with others close to their titles. He was the top producing Borzoi sire for 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011. He also has Champion get in Australia and Canada.

titled    
2013  

43
Ch. Brinson Vondi Lunar Legend  
2012  

42
Ch. Paradise Spirit Me N Bobby McGee CDX RE Major pointed
2012  

41
Ch. Soyara's Ilya Murometz
2012  

40
UKC/AKC Ch. Seabury Fantasia Maswik Multiple Specialty Winners Dog
2012  

39
Ch. Fantasia Seabury Arnica  
2011  

38
Ch. Soyaras's Celeste Aida JC Third from a litter of 4
2011  

37
Ch. Sylvan Tigrato Multiple Bests of Breed
2011  

36
Ch. Soyaras's Carmen Fantasy Specialty Winners Bitch
2011   35 GCh. Fantasia Seabury Hakatai First from her litter of 3
2011   34 Ch. KatZ 24 Karat Gold Specialty winner
2011   33 GCh. Paradise Spirit Torchsong Enchante Multiple Group placements
2010    32 GCh. Paradise Spirit Amazing Grace Enchante Pointed from puppy class, BOB winner
2010   31 GCh. Soyaras's The Flying Dutchman Group and Specialty winner, AOM Nat'l Specialty
2010    30 GCh. Sylvan Stupefyin' Jones Group Placer
2010    29 Ch. Sylvan Hammer Force Supported entry winner
2010    28 Ch. Sylvan Sovereign Isle Futurity class winner, Sweeps winner, Specialty winner
2010   27 Ch. Sylvan Fearless Fosdick Three majors, BOBs over specials
2009   26 Ch. KatZ Golden Opportunity JC Multiple Sweepstakes winner, AOM Nat'l Specialty
2009   25 GCh. Sylvan Topanga Canyon RWB Nat'l Specialty, MBC Specialty BOW and a Group IV to finish!
2009   24 AKC/UKC Ch. Sylvan It Had To Be Me JC Pointed, BOB from puppy class in AKC competition
2009   23 Ch. KatZ Sylvan Gladstone Gander  Two supported entry majors at 11 months
2009   22 GCh Sylvan Autumn Rain SC Three majors in California competition, all owner-handled.
2009   21 Ch. Karanoff Kikimora JC The second Champion from her litter
2009   20 Ch. Sylvan Hidden Asset The first for his dam, ASFA pointed
2009   19 Ch. KatZ Golden Haze Sweepstakes winner - finished at 19 months
2009   18 Ch. KatZ Sylvan Evita The third from her litter to finish
2008   17 Ch. Katz Evanescence At Teine Finished at 18 months with four majors!
2008   16 Ch. KatZ Sirensong The Big Easy Two Bests of Breed and a Group III to finish!
2008   15 Ch. Seabury's Star Gazer Two 5 point majors and BOB on MBC Specialty weekend.
2006   14 Ch. KatZ Capricious Charm JC  Group Winner - Top 10 in 2007
2006   13 Ch. Karanoff Sylvan Sirin Specialty BOW, BOB winner - three majors
2007   12 Ch. KatZ Classic Cadillac Group winner - major pointed get
2007   11 Ch. KatZ Cayenne Del Sol Finished with three majors
2007   10 Ch. Sir Lancelot of Paradise Valley Multiple California Bests In Sweepstakes; from a litter of two.
2007    9 Ch. Vitrina Sylvan One From The Heart Multiple Specialty BOB winner
2006    8 GCh. Sylvan Vitrina Finian's Rainbow JC, FCh. Multiple Group and Specialty winner
2006    7 Ch. Sylvan Nutmeg Best In Sweepstakes, RWB at MBC Summer Specialty
2006    6 Ch. Sylvan Scotch and Soda JC, SGRC2 Top LGRA Borzoi for 2006 - major pointed puppies of his own.
2007    5 Ch. KatZ Chaotic Clare 3 majors, BOB over specials - two Champion get of her own
2007    4 Ch. KatZ Call Me Carly  Finished with BCOA supported entry major win
2005    3 Ch. KatZ Cotton Candy Finished at 16 months with 4 majors
2005    2 Ch. Seabury's Splendiferous Bests in Sweepstakes, Virago's first Champion
2006    1 Ch. Seabury's Cabaret Reserve and Best Puppy 2004 National Specialty
      KatZ Cartouche of Foxbridge Pointed 
      KatZ Texas Gold Rush at Radharc Pointed at 6 months
    KatZ Golden Sergei of Tomar Pointed at 6 months
      Lady Guinivere of Paradise Valley BOW at the Borzoi Club of Northern California Specialty!
      Sylvan High Clover Major pointed at 9 months 
      Seabury Sylvan Nikolai Major pointed at 8 months
    Sylvan Belvedere Pointed from puppy class
    Vondi Crimson Eclipse O'Brinson Pointed
      Vondi Dark Side Of The Brinson Moon Pointed
      Brinson Vondi Moon Eclipse Pointed
         
    Across the borders
    Can. Ch. Seabury Sylvan Spitfire
      Aust. Ch. Kenibea Lightning Crashes  
      Aust. Ch. Kenibea Murphy's Law  
       

Virago the runnin' fool

Very fast and agile on the field, Virago finished his ASFA F.Ch. in the first trial of 2004. His AKC Field Championship came in June with a 4th major making him a Dual Champion.


Many more coursing photos of Virago and relatives can be found at our photo site.
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Virago the character

Virago keeps us endlessly entertained with high energy, keen intelligence and cooperative attitude with people and dogs. He has been our joy since he was a tiny puppy, very much a male version of his famous mother.

 

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Littermates include:

Ch. Seabury Sylvan Nadia - Group placing
BIF Ch. Seabury Sylvan Zaralaika JC, F.Ch. - Group placing
Sylvan Seabury Autumn Sorrel - pointed

Born May 28, 2001

 
 

Ch. Astafiev Majenkir Mikiev Ch. Sky Run Along for the Ride Ch. Seabury's Celtic Warrior
Ch. Majenkir Tobiano Ch. Sylvan Shining Hour Ch. Sylvan Sky Run Saratoga
Ch. Kallista Allegro Con Brio Am/Can Ch. Tamarzi Lord Oliver Grfalcon  Ch. Monarch Sylvan Zorro 
Am/Can Ch. Zcerlov Jantar Touch the Wind Ch. Justyl's Shine On Brightly Ch. Sylvan Philosopher's Stone
Ch. Astafiev Windwalker Ch. Sky Run Winter Nova DC Sylvan Seabury Virago SC, FCh ROMX-C
Ch. Sylvan Triton CD, F.Ch. Ch. Monarch Golden Boy Ch. Steppelands Final Mikhail Of Abidjan
Ch. Sylvan Midas Touch Ch. Cordova Mishkova Tundra Ch. Po Dusham Sylvan Scrimshaw
Ch. Sky Run Tellstar Ch. Oaklara Shadow of the Moon Ch. Sylvan Hue and Cry

Ch. Greyhaven the Pendragon
Ch. Sky Run Hit the Road