Country of Origin: Russia, Belarus
Color: Black, White, Red, Fawn, Brindle, Cream
Life Expectancy: 7-10 years
Height: Female: 66 cm
Weight: Female: 25-40 kg, Male: 34-47 kg
Litter Size: 1-11 puppies
The Borzoi used to be known as the Siberian Wolfhound, the Russian word borzoi is rally a term to encompass all Sight Hounds.
The Borzoi is a tall, aristocratic dog with a long, thin, narrow head. A slightly arched muzzle and a long, low-hanging curved tail. Heavy-necked ruff is characteristic.
The nose is black and the eyes are oblong and dark. The ears lie back on the neck but may prick up partially when the dog is alert. The back is gracefully curved. The chest is narrow, but very deep.
The longish silky coat may be wavy or with large curls, with a heavy mane at the neck. The colors are white, golden, tan or gray with black markings, in either solid or mixed colors.
Temperament: Athletic, Gentle, Quiet, Respectful, Intelligent, Independent
Health Problems: Prone to bloat. Large meals should be avoided, but rather should have small meals two or three times a day. Avoid exercise after meals. Sensitive to drugs.
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