Borzoi Hunt—Hounds to the hare, read a sign in northern California pointing the way to one of the rare hunts in the U.S. by the fleet dogs often miscalled Russian wolfhounds. Beyond the sign this dog displayed his speed in hot pursuit of a jackrabbit. Fast and fierce despite their patrician look of bored elegance, Borzois originally were bred to hunt wolves in Imperial Russia. California rabbits mostly eluded them by hiding under barbed wire fences.

PHOTOTED STRESHINSKY