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The STOLEN Litter

Whelped 11-11-22

CH Cazimir's Tvarisch   x  CH Sedona Morganite Of Wildwood

This litter was supposed to be a co-breeding with Kay Henderson, Wyatt Delfino of Wildwood Borzoi and Sedona Borzoi using frozen semen from CH Cazimir's Tvarisch from Katie Averill.




BAD NEWS!!! About Sedona Morganite's litter!!!!

Katie Averill was just informed by Kay that none of the puppies are Tvars!!!!

It is with frustration, anger and sadness that I post this for the Borzoi community to read and share. I am beyond upset and devastated that:

Kay Henderson of Wildwood Borzoi hijacked what was supposed to be my breeding of Morgan that she "volunteered" to whelp as a co-breeder since I could not do it since both Jeff and I are both working full time.  We have very high standards for puppy care and never leave them alone.

Kay Henderson inseminated Morgan with Tvar's frozen semen too early for it to work.  She told Katie that she thought it was early but Kay DID NOT tell me.  I would have said WAIT!!!!


Kay said - Saturday was the only day Gary - her vet could do the surgial implant.


Morgan would need to have been at 27-30 progesterone for frozen semen be successful.  I have worked with Dr. Cindy Smith (the West Coast's top Canine Fertility Specialist) for 25 years and know what I'm talking about.

If I had been told this, I would have told Kay to keep the semen frozen and not use it.  I was NEVER consulted and given this option.  We could have used it later or for another breeding.


Instead...Kay WASTED IT!!!

Kay also wanted to get additional vials to do a "second insemination".  So here's a question.  Are you going to anesthisize the bitch a second time and do another surgical implant??? 


No....  Kay was probably going to do a vaginal AI.  According to Dr. Cindy Smith, using frozen semen this way via a vaginal AI, you may as well throw it in the trash as you would be wasting it.  

Kay has tried to blame Katie and I for not sending her 8 vials so she could do two breedings.  That's just not how it is done.  

Kay professes that she is an expert in canine fertility but SHE IS NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is why Katie sent Kay enough for one surgical implant.  Had the surgical insemination been performed at the CORRECT timing with progesterone levels between 27 and 30, the breeding would probably have been a success.

Dr. Cindy Smith has had a 95% success rate and ALL of my frozen semen litters that she has performed have been successful.

I DO NOT know what Morgan's progesterone level was when inseminated.  I asked Kay and she would not tell me.  Probably because is was much lower than need to be successful.


So Kay made a decision with this CO-BREEDING without asking ME and bred to Hawk as a live breeding behind my back. She never told me!!!

According to my lawyer (and yes, I have one), this is considered a "Breach of Contract" 

A verbal contract is just as binding just as a written contract and Kay violated our verbal contract!!!!

Kay knew that I DID NOT WANT Morgan bred to Hawk.  I told her that several times when I was searching for the perfect match for her.


Katie graciously offered Tvars semen because of our long term friendship at no charge in exchange for having her kennel name on two of the puppies.

This very special breeding was in memory of Katie's husband Bruce Averill's spirit. 


Kay Henderson SPIT on Bruce's spirit.

To do this to both Katie and I is BEYOND MY COMPREHENSION AS BREEDER. 


Kay's behavior has been despicable, unethical, and is a disgrace to the Borzoi breeding community!


I feel betrayed and stabbed in the back!!!!!!!!

Although I have written allot here, I am truly beyond words at this point. I am flabbergasted that someone could do this. I’m not done yet. This is just my first installment of this story.


Below are pictures of the beautiful breeding combination that Katie and I dreamed of,

Stolen by a Kay Henderson!

The STOLEN Litter


As luck would have it, Morgan came into season early from our planned litter timing for next year, so the search was on the best sire.  Thankfully, my good friend Katie Averill of Khanzade Borzoi had frozen semen from her beautiful male Tvarish.  The pedigrees blend nicely

without being too tight and combine the stunning phenotype of these two.


We feel blessed to have been able to use this boy that was born 20 years ago to create a litter with a strong phenotypic connection. Two pups from this litter will carry the Khanzade kennel name to honor Bruce and thank Katie for her wonderful friendship and support for this litter.

Bruce Averill and Tvar


What a beautiful win photo with Bruce and Tvar.  Everyone is smiling!

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