Borzoi Puppies

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The Fast and Agile Borzoi

The Borzoi are an incredible breed of the Greyhound. These regal dogs are known for their beauty and skill with hunting. They have excellent tracking abilities that royal families from all over history have taken kindly to. They are also known to be able to run up to 35 MPH.

Borzoi At a Glance

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Borzoi At a Glance

  • Size: 26"-32", 55-105 lbs.
  • Lifespan: 9-12 years
  • Energy Level: high
  • Coat: Fur is very long and silky, coming into a variety of colors.
  • Shedding: moderate
  • Hypoallergenic: No
  • Dog Group: Hound
  • Common Nicknames: Russian Hunting Sighthound, The Aristocratic Hound, Russian Wolfhound

Borzoi Breed Guide

Learn More About Borzois

  • Temperament

    These hounds are very intelligent and amazing at tracking. Not only are they great with dog shows and tricks, but these are very agile creatures who do great with barrel jumping and races- making them very adaptable and calm.

  • Health

    These dogs can suffer from a large variety of health issues, including hip problems, heart issues, rotting teeth, and eye problems. Make sure to keep them well groomed, their ears and eyes checked, and their teeth brushed.

  • Activity Level

    This breed has an enormous amount of energy that they use greatly in both sport and hunting.

  • Grooming

    These dogs are known for their long and silky fur. It’s beautiful to look at, but in order to keep it nice, you need it groomed well every week to prevent knots or dirt build up.

  • Shedding

    These dogs are heavy shedders and are known to get their fur all over the place. It can clump pretty bad, so make sure to take them outside plenty and to keep a brush prepared for these incidents.

  • Appearance

    These are very slender dogs with long, silky fur. They have narrow, long legs with thin faces and pointed noses. These are very slim dogs who are great on their feet.

  • History

    Royals have loved this dog all throughout history. They are great in races and sporting events, avid hunters, and all around amazing family dogs. Their intelligence and agility puts them very high in the eyes of many dog owners; especially at shows and events. These dogs are also one of the faster breeds around, and are excellent at hunting and retrieval.An interesting fact about these dogs is that they don't eat that often, or in high amounts. However, you'll need to make sure that the food they ARE eating is nutritious and healthy, and good dog brands or freshly made (dog approved) meals would be ideal for this athletic pup. It’ll help them live longer and stay healthier. These dignified dogs can be quite prideful and think of themselves as royalty; probably due to all of the generations of being treated as canine kings. However, they're still very kind animals who love attention and affection like most other breeds. If you're feeling bold, take one of these athletes out on a walk and see just how fast they can go.