Weight: 60 - 105 lbs.
Height: 26" - 30"
Life Span: 9 - 14 years
Health Problems: Like all large breeds inspect for elbow and hip dysplasia, osteochondritis dissecans, and progressive retinal atrophy. They are also at risk for bloat and are more sensitive to anethesia.
Also Known As: Russian Wolfhound, Russian Hunting Sighthound
Group: Hound Group
Category: Companion Dog, Hunting
The Borzoi needs regular vigorous exercise. Due to their hunting instincts, they should have a fenced in backyard or be walked on a leash.
As a long-coated dog, Borzois need to be brushed every 1-2 days. They do have a heavy shedding period for several weeks a year when more brushing will be needed.
Calm and grateful, the Borzoi is intelligent, sweet-natured and loyal.
Compatibility with Kids
Generally good with children. Borzois are not typically interested in rough play.
The Borzoi, originally known as the Russian Wolfhound, most likely originated from crossing Saluki and other European sighthounds with heavy-coated Russian breeds. They were first used to hunt wolves, fox, boar, and hare for hundreds of years. As they became more popular, they moved from the field into the home with a more docile temperament. In 1891, the AKC recognized the Borzoi as a breed.
Borzoi is derived from the Russian word "borzii" which translates to "swift." This breed rarely barks. Borzoi like to keep themselves clean, much like cats do.
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