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A graceful, elegant sighthound, the Borzoi was bred hundreds of years ago in Tsarist Russia. With his extreme speed, agility and courage, he excelled as a hunter of wolves, foxes and hares. An affectionate family dog, the Borzoi needs daily exercise. His lustrous coat requires regular brushing and bathing.
Living Considerations
  • Good with older children
  • Suitable for apartment living
  • Not hypoallergenic
Did you know?
The Disney films “Lady and the Tramp” and “102 Dalmatians” feature Borzois.
Also Known As:
Russian Wolfhound
Russian Hunting Sighthound
Russkaya Psovaya Borzaya
  • Size Large/Giant
  • Height Males - at least 71 centimetres at the shoulder
    Females - at least 66 centimetres at the shoulder
  • Weight Males - 34 to 48 kilograms
    Females - 29 to 32 kilograms
  • Coat Long
  • Energy High
  • Colour Any colour or colour combination
  • Activities Field Trials, Hunting Tests, Conformation, Obedience, Running
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both