Borzoi dog breed

Borzoi facts

Borzoi are hunting dogs. They are sighthounds. Sighthounds are quite fast, and have a very good vision in relation to other dog breeds.

Borzois sheds, but less than many other breeds. Although frequent grooming of the coat is not strictly necessary, it contributes to the dog's overall well-being and prosperity.

Borzois are often referred two as a dog for the more experienced, and some owners claim they can be sophisticated to train with. The dog type are often focused in what it is doing, and easy to deal with. Although there are breeds that are characterized as even more energetic, this is still a breed that requires his daily walks. The dog type have a great need for training, it will be best if the person responsible for the dog are active as well.

Some dogs can be a bit reserved and skeptical non-family members, but there exists considerable variation within the breed. Although aggression toward other dogs is not characteristic of the breed, such individual characteristics occur. The dog type referred to as child-friendly, but remember: No dogs should never leave small children alone with dogs, regardless of breed or size. Children-friendly dogs may be a myth more than anything else, all dogs are different! As distant descendants of the wolf this type of breed still have some strong instincts. Certain breeds tend to play bite, but borzoi is not known for this.

This is a robust dog that can tolerate cold and low temperatures nice and thrive winter and summer. The borzoi are know for their wanderlust and should be kept in a leash.

The dog's physical features: A borzoi is a midsize dog breed, longhaired, with a slim body shape, small hanging ears, quite long legs, hanging tail, long muzzle, and overall a look that will get noticed everywhere.

Health: The health problems for borzois varies and can vary between individuals. They are bloat, hypothyroidism, different illnesses in canines and other diseases and health problems.

More information about the dog: The borzoi were first bred in Russia. Life expectancy will vary, but anything from 10 to 12 years is normal. Litter varies from 5 to 7 puppies. The dog type is a comparatively highly popular and there is still someone who advertises puppies for sale. Borzois were initially bred for wolf hunting and coursing game. Other names for the dog type is russian hunting sighthound, russkaya psovaya borzaya, barsoi, barzaļa, barzoi, russischer windhund, lebrel ruso.

Approved kennel clubs: American Kennel Club places the dog type in the group «hounds». United Kennel Club files the dog type in the category «sighthound & pariah». Borzoi have been approved by FCI and their dog breed list as #193 in section «fringed long-haired sighthounds» (10.1) in the group «sighthounds» (registered 2006-10-25). Also recognized by the Canadian Kennel as «hounds».

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