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Borzoi

Sweet, proud and self-aware

Borzoi
origin:Russia
life expectancy:11 - 13 years
classification:Hound
height:66 to 79 cm
weight:27 to 48 kg
exercise: Mediumtraining: Difficultin/out: Outdoorgrooming: Needs groomingfeeding: Mediumsize: Large
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History [ edit ]

The Borzoi is a breed of dog member of the sighthound family. As it happens with most of the ancient breeds, the exact origin of the Borzoi (The name comes from the Russian word ´borzii´ meaning "swift) is not entirely agreed upon. Some say that the first Borzois were brought into Russia by the Arabs by the 1600´s and were subsequently crossed with different Russian herding dogs, which explains the breed´s incredible ability to deal with wolves, this being the reason why it is also called the Russian Wolfhound. Others say that the Borzoi was developed by mixing two of the most ancient Russian wolfhounds, one of these being a large, beautiful and extremelly quick dog, excelle