The Borzoi, Barsoi or Borzoi is originally a Russian greyhound. He has a catlike character. He is independent and independent and can come across as a bit arrogant. It is therefore an elegant, aristocratic animal associated with Russian royalty. To earn his respect, you have to give him respect. Borzois are dignified, proud animals. They radiate an inner peace and are very self-aware. While they are very loyal to their owner, they are certainly not pushy. They get along well with older children, but a family with smaller children is not such a good match. It also clicks well with other Borzois, but putting him together with smaller dogs or wolf-like breeds is a less good idea.
The average shoulder height of a Borzoi is between 70 and 82 cm. This large, slender animal weighs between 25 and 48 kg depending on gender. Females are usually a bit smaller and lighter. This long-legged, long-haired greyhound has a narrow head, lop-back ears and a long, fluffy tail. The silky, wavy coat is usually white or white with colored or brindle patches. But basically all color combinations are good, as long as it is not blue or chocolate brown.
The Borzoi or Barsoi is regularly used for coursing, an authentic form of dog running for greyhounds. These dogs per pair chase fake game. This breed is less suitable for regular track or dog racing. A Borzoi needs quite a bit of care. As long as he gets enough exercise, he is a quiet roommate. He must be able to run freely daily in a spacious enclosed area. You need to brush his coat daily and he needs a bath every now and then. There is no need to trim, cut or pluck the coat. The Borzoi also needs quality food. Despite its large stature, it is lightning fast. He usually reaches an age of 7 to 10 years.
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