Sunday, March 19, 2017

Thank You Suzan Breaz, Twin Elms, and Tatiana

She was born February 13, 1996 and lived to a ripe old age of 13. We had searched for quite some time trying to find the perfect dog. We visited several dog shows and met breeders and talked about borzoi. We knew this would be the prefect pet for us...we preferred larger dogs, furrry dogs, and quiet dogs. When we walked through the Borzoi areas at the dog shows, we never heard a sound. What was cute and unexpected is that because they are so tall, they tend to lean on you for support. We miss this dog a lot, and have been tempted recently to consider getting another one. So, for that and whatever other reason I was searching "Tavaf Tataiana" the other day on the internet and came across Tatiana's pedigree, and it is quite impressive. Tatiana comes from a long line of Borzoi from Twin Elms. The breeder we knew was Suzan Breaz, from Indiana. She always promised if we ever wanted another Borzoi she would find one for us. We even stopped by the farm to visit a couple of years ago and brought a few bags of treats for the pups. But the saddest thing is that when I was searching, I also came across Suzan's obituary. This was completely unexpected and stung us to the core. We just want to thank Suzan, and Dave, for connecting us to this wonderful breed and offer our sincerest condolences to both the human and pooch family. We will miss you.


  1. I found your post about my sister Suzan Breaz. I appreciate your honoring her. She loved each of the dogs. Where did you find an obituary for her?

  2. Thanks for noticing. It wasn't an obituary. I was just searching on her name one day, and the search took me to the school where she taught. There was a little story about celebrating her life. I was so sorry to hear about her passing so unexpectedly. I hope you and your family are well.

  3. I just now found out that she had passed. She taught me at Crete-Monee High School, which didn't treat her well, and we fought to try and keep her. She meant a lot to me, and I visited her and Dave a couple of times at their home. She was an incredible woman and I am so sad to hear the world has been without her since October 2016.