Committee Contacts

Health Committee Chair - Nancy Hopkins
Research - Ginger Jones
Clinics - Leonore Abordo
Holter Committee Chair - Leslie Walenta
Holter Commiittee Member - Barb Ewing
Holter Committee Member - Jenny Coomler

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BCOA is a participant in the Purina Parent Club Partnership Program. BCOA members who are also members of the Purina Pro Club may earn funding for canine health studies, education and/or rescue efforts that will benefit Borzoi.

Learn more HERE.

Purina Parent Club Program

CHF Annual Health Award

The AKC Canine Health Foundation has designated an annual health award in the name of Dr. Asa Mays.

Read the press release regarding its inaugural recipient

Sudden Death Survey

Please help us better understand how frequent and widespread sudden death is in borzoi by filling out this short survey. Your participation will assist Dr. Meurs and Dr. Gelzer in more accurately evaluating this problem in our breed. Your anonymity will be strictly guarded. We appreciate your time and value your information.

What is sudden death?

For this survey, sudden death describes a type of death that occurs within the time frame of seconds to minutes in a dog that was considered normal up to that moment. Even if heart disease was diagnosed prior to, if no gradual progression or worsening clinical signs were present just prior to the death, it is considered a sudden death.

Deadline: December 31, 2018

You may take the survey one of three ways for your convenience:

With subject line: “Borzoi Research”


Regular postal mail:

Virginia E. Jones – Borzoi Research
8552 Evergreen Rd
Brighton, MI 48116-8529