Sight Hound

Cuddles and Avalanche from the Auroral Kennel

The Borzoi is a large, quiet and sensitive dog.  A swift hunter who could mistake your pet cat as game (unless socialized as a puppy, but then still beware).  It will tolerate children but will not engage  in any rough play.  They enjoy their “space”, and may seem aloof and regal.  The Borzoi is graceful to watch and needs plenty of exercise.  Always alert for game they need to be leashed or allowed to run in a fenced enclosure.  They can adapt to apartment life if given sufficient exercise.  They are easy to groom, but are seasonal heavy shedders.

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Notes for owners
Long/silky, or course/curley Minimal Behaved family member.  Little “doggy” odor.  Can bore easily, and may be difficult to train.

AKC Breed Profile

Borzoi Club of America

Borzoi Central

Borzoi Connection



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