The Borzoi is a dog breed that was originally developed in Russia with the main purpose of hunting rabbit, fox and wolves. Later they became very popular and were used as companions for royalty all around the continental Europe. The average height of a Borzoi is 2 feet, 2 inches to 2 feet, 8 inches weighing about 55 to 105 pounds. They have a lifespan of 10 to 13 years.
With his lean, tall body, narrow, long head, and silky coat the Borzoi is the definition of elegance and refinement. He is perfectly adapted to the rough weather conditions from Russia and can easily adapt to any place in the world. The Borzoi is well known for his speed but usually he prefers a quick sprint than a long-distance running. The Borzoi loves all the energy demanding activities like fly-ball, Frisbee, running, swimming and many others. If he is left alone more than a few hours a day he can become bored and might become very loud and destructive. The Borzoi is a great watchdog because he is very reserved with strangers and will always let you know when a stranger is approaching your property. He is known to behave well when children are around but very small children should always be well supervised when they encounter any type of dog breed because they might have the tendency to tease and no dog will accept that. Obedience training and early socialization are very important in this case and can make a big difference if you want to have an obedient dog.
Borzoi is a very intelligent dog breed. They can learn new commands very quickly which makes them quite easy to train. Usually they enjoy any type of activity so training will not be a problem for them. In fact it can be something that they will really enjoy.
To be honest, the Borzoi is shedding a lot of hair. You cannot do anything to stop this but if you want to prevent having hair all over your home you should do proper brushing every day. Keep in mind that with a proper brushing you will rarely find hair on your couch, carpets and other places in your home.
The Borzoi, like many other dog breeds, need daily exercise. Don’t worry, those needs can be met quite easy with simple walks or playing some fun games. His coat needs to be shaped two or three months and proper brushing should be done every now and then.
The Borzoi was originally developed in the year 1650 in Russia and was initially called the Russian Wolfhound. In the same year the first standard for this breed was written in Russia. He was bred for hundreds of years by Russian nobles and it is believed to have been developed from the Russian Bearhound.