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Borzoi

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Dog Breed Group
Hound Dogs 
Origin of Breed
Russia, hunting and companionships. 
Life Expectancy
10 - 12 Years 
Color
Any color. 
Coat
Silky, flat, and wavy or rather curly; never woolly. 
Exercise Needs
Needs plenty of exercise, including the opportunity to run off the leash and daily walks. 
Temperament
The Borzoi is active and intelligent. They are gentle, well-mannered dogs who have grace and beauty, yet they enjoy having fun a 
Good with Children
They can be nervy around children. They have a high prey drive and will seize and kill small animals before you can react. 
Grooming Needs
Brush regularly with a firm bristle brush, dry shampoo when needed. Trim hair between toes. 
Average Size - Male (in)
At least 28 
Average Size - Female (in)
At least 26 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
75 - 105 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
55 - 85 
Health Issues
Progressive retinal atrophy, gastric torsion.v
Living Conditions
Apartment is okay if the Borzoi is provided with daily exercise. Borzoi should not be left alone is a yard as he can easily jump 

Breed Description

Known as the Russian Wolfhound he is a tall, elegant dog who's body is designed for speed. Borzois are affectionate with their owners and tolerant of other dogs. A treasured breed by the great Russian writer Tolstoy and by the Russian aristocrats. The Borzoi was originally bred to hunt, to track and to run down and dispatch the wolf from his hiding for Russian noblemen. Said to have been crossed with the Greyhound, Lapp sled dog and possibly the collie.

Breed Infobits

The Borzoi can make a good family companion as it is normally very tolerant of children.
The Borzoi is a very large and elegant dog that is capable of quite gentle behavior.
The Borzoi was bred as a sight hound to hunt wolves in packs.

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