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Also known as: Russian Wolfhound (official name prior to 1936)
Breed origin: Russia
Original purpose: Coursing of wild game on more or less open terrain, relying on sight rather than scent.
AKC recognized: 1891
AKC group: Hound
Weight: males 75 to 105 lbs;
females 55 to 90 lbs
Size: Height: males at least 28 inches;
females at least 26 inches
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Any color or combination of colors.
7 to 12 years.
The Borzoi is courageous, agile, independent, sensitive, and elegant. Originally bred for the coursing of wild game by sight, their gentle nature also make them wonderful companions. They are affectionate with their own families, but can be stubborn at times and require patience and consistency with training. Borzois are typically very quiet, barking only very rarely.
Good with other dogs?
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Good with cats?
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Easy to train?
Suitable canine sports/activities:
lure coursing, obedience, agility, conformation
Daily walks and/or exercise sessions in a fenced yard.
Brush frequently and bath occasionally.
Known health problems:
Gastric dilatation volvulus, hip dysplasia, osteochondritis dessecans, progressive retinal atrophy, anesthesia sensitivity
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Other websites for additional information:
American Kennel Club breed page
Borzoi Club of America
Wikipedia breed information page
Borzoi Club of America Rescue
National Borzoi Rescue Foundation