How we started:
Having grown up with Poodles, a Springer Spaniel and a Newfoundland,
Jon got his first Borzoi in 1986 and soon after Jennifer became an integral part of Auroral.
Together, Jon & Jenni have produced multiple Best in Show, Multiple Best in Specialty,
and Multiple Group Winning, Multiple Top Ten Borzoi.
Personal & Borzoi Accomplishments:
We have been awarded the Hall of Fame "Breeder", and "Service" awards
from the Midwest Borzoi Club (MBC).
In 2007, Jon was nominated by "Dogs in Review" magazine,
as one of the 5 Top Owner Handlers in the U.S.
In 2009, BIS MBISS Am. Can. Ch. Auroral’s Across Time Sirius “Ace” retired
the Dr. Charles Conally Memorial Challenge Trophy.
Jon & Jenni have re-donated the trophy to the Midwest Borzoi Club,
and remains the Dr. Charles Conally Memorial Challenge Trophy.
In 2004, BISS Am. Can. Ch. Auroral’s Avalanche retired the Insight Bred-By Exhibitor Trophy,
and in 2002 he retired the Carol Ann Stell Memorial Challenge Trophy.
Jon has served on both Boards of MBC & BCOA, President of MBC, and Delegate for BCOA.
He is currently the AKC Gazette Columnist for BCOA. You can read the
previously printed articles here on this website.
Jenni served MBC as Vice President for 16 years, and also Chaired a variety of
other Committees, including Specialty Show Chairman for many consecutive years.
Jon's AKC Approved & Permit Breeds for Judging:
Jon is approved to judge all Hound breeds, Papillons & Junior Showmanship.
Jon has judged in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Wales, Great Britain.
In addition to judging specialties across the country, Jon has also judged
the Borzoi Club of America and the Otterhound Club of America Nationals.
As members of MBC, and the Borzoi Club of America (BCOA), we abide by
their code of ethics in trying to produce a limited number of Borzoi that
exhibit the Auroral type, with emphasis on both sound movement and temperament.
We are also members of the Michigan Hound Association.
Both Jon & Jenni are approved Breed Mentors for BCOA.
We hope you enjoy a look at our present dogs,
and our cherished past friends.