The Borzoi is an intelligent pet. Here is your informative A-list of Borzoi. They are also known as Barzoi, Psowaya Barsaya, Russian Wolfhound and Russkaya Psovaya Borzaya. The original name was Russian Wolfhound. This dog breed was originated from Russia in 16th century and bred by the Russian nobility. They were used to hunt fox or wolves and they are also known as giant lap dog. The Borzoi dog is crossing between the Arabian Greyhound and the thick-coated Russian sheepdogs. The dog name Borzoi was derived from Russian word “Borzii” and it means fast. The Borzoi Dog was recognized by American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1891. Today, Borzoi Dog is a popular pet for family. They are wonderful jogging companion.

Facts about Borzoi

  • Temperament – The Borzoi is agile, alert, athletic, calm, courageous, energetic, gentle, independent, loving, loyal, quiet and well-mannered. They are affectionate with family and they can get along with elder children. Due to their size, obedience training is important for them and they are quick learner. Borzois can mix with dogs especially sight hounds. They seldom bark and they are not a good watch dog. Experienced dog owner is more suitable for Borzoi. Feed them small portion meals two or three times a day instead of one large meal.
  • Appearance – The Borzoi has a slender and tall body. Their appearance look like the Greyhound. They look elegant and graceful. The head is long and narrow, the skull is slightly domed. They have a pair of dark eyes. The ears are small and lying back on the neck. They have a black nose and the muzzle is long. The strong neck is slightly arched and the narrow chest is deep. As typical Greyhound traits, Borzois have long and powerful legs. The feet are hare-shaped with well-arched knuckles. They have a long tail which carried low. Borzois come with silky medium length coat. The shorter coat can be found on the head, ears and front legs. The longer thick coat can be found on the hind legs and tail. Borzoi is slow to mature.

Here are pictures of Borzoi Dog

Borzoi Breed Information

Size Large
Height 66 -71 cm (male and female)
Weight 27-48 kg (male and female)
Colour Black, tan, white, gray with black markings
Group Hound Dog Breed
Life Span 10 – 12 years
Litter Size Average 6 puppies
Exercise Ability Daily walk is needed. Let them play around at fenced yard
Grooming Requirements Weekly brushing is needed. Use dry shampoo when necessary. This dog breed is a seasonally heavy shedder
Environment Indoor
Barking Quiet
Recognition CKC, FCI, APRI, DRA, AKC, ACR, ANKC, UKC, KCGB, NZKC, NKC, BCUK

The common health issue for Borzoi is prone to bloat and progressive retinal atrophy (PRA). Here is a list of cute dog names for your Borzoi puppy

If you are interested in this dog breed, you may look for Borzoi adoption from Borzoi rescue or look for Borzoi Dogs for sale from Borzoi breeder.

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