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Borzoi:Dog Breed Profile

Borzoi's ears are thin, pointed, with high root and lean back; Borzoi's neck is clean, and its throat is not fleshy, with a little round arch; its back is horizontal, and you can see beautiful lines; Borzoi's limbs are long and straight, and parallel to each other, and the muscles in the thighs are not always developed; Borzoi's oval feet are very narrow, with rich and powerful toes; Borzoi is long and long The tail is sickle-shaped with a low heel and is covered with very rich tail hair. Besides the long, silky coat of the Russian wolfhound, Borzoi also has a wavy or curly coat that looks better. Borzoi does not have any restrictions on color.  Generally, the coat with thick spots on white background is more.


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  • About Borzoi Breed

    Borzoi is a gentlemanly, quiet, and lovely companion. It is tall and slender, but full of strength. It has a variety of colors and silky smooth fur. It is extremely good at running. It has elegant behavior and a calm and dignified attitude. It does not require too much (adult dogs only). It is polite to people and seldom barks. It is lively in motion and quiet in silence. So it can play a clown or a prince at any time in your life, adding a lot of fun to your life. Borzoi may be indifferent to strangers, but his enthusiasm for his master is no less than other dogs.

Borzoi Breed Daily Care

If we want to make Borzoi's hair soft and glossy, we should buy a comb specially used to comb  Borzois. If we comb Borzoi's hair every day, it can protect hair and make Borzoi's hair color more healthy. If we often take Borzoi out for a walk, we should also bathe the dog regularly to avoid fleas on Borzoi. We should use special shampoo instead of human shampoo to bathe Borzoi, so as to avoid skin allergy to it.

We can't let Borzoi eat human leftovers when feeding Borzoi. If we don't have time to make dog food for Borzoi, we can buy special dog food to feed the Soviet wolfhound. At ordinary times, we can also buy some bones for Borzoi to chew.

When taking care of the Borzoi, do not bathe him too often, as frequent bathing can damage his skin and hair. TheBorzoi can be bathed about once a month in the summer, or twice or three months in the winter. A Borzoi doesn't need a facelift. Owners can always trim the soles of their feet and trim their toenails. In addition, the Borzoi's ears and eyes are kept clean by the owner on a daily basis. In addition, the owner should allow him to get a good amount of sun exposure, which is very beneficial for the Borzoi. Lack of sunlight in Borzoi can lead to hypopigmentation such as discoloration of the nose, increased pigmentation from sunlight, calcium supplementation, prevention of skin diseases, and elimination of viral mites.

When we train Borzoi to go to the toilet, we should first put a bedpan in a fixed place, and put some old newspapers in it, and cover it with sand or cinder. We take Borzoi to the place where the bedpan is placed. If Borzoi can defecate in the bedpan, the trainer should give the dog a caress or material reward. Sometimes the dog does not have to urinate in this time and let it go after a certain time. If we find that the dog does not defecate in the designated place, then we should give it a more severe reprimand after it is discharged, and then take it to the designated place for defecation. And we should let it understand that it is not correct to do so. After patient training and training, the Soviet wolfhound can gradually develop the habit of urinating at a fixed place. In our training, we should pay special attention to the fact that the bedpan can not be moved, and there should be some sand after the last defecation. The purpose of this is to let the dog find a place to urinate through the smell.


When we take care of Borzoi, we should constantly supervise it to prevent it from catching other animals. Borzoi likes outdoor activities very much. In the fresh air, they prefer a lower temperature. Because they have a double coat, they can withstand temperatures unimaginable to ordinary people. In the heat of summer, they need the care of cold wind. We must make them feel cool to avoid being hurt by the heat and the hot sun. Although Borzoi is steady and affectionate, they often have a reserved personality and a stubborn side. We need to be very careful in raising, training, and managing Borzoi with complex personalities.

Borzoi Breed History

As for the historical origin of the Borzoi, what people know is not accurate, only that the Russian Shepherd dog is an ancient visual hound. When the Mongolians attacked Russia, they took this dog to Russia, mated with many native Russian hounds, and gradually adapted to the cold climate of Russia. With its excellent visual ability, they hunted and formed a Soviet Russian Shepherd dog. Due to the beauty and elegance of the Russian Shepherd dog, this kind of dog was only raised by the nobility in Russia, and the nobles gave each other gifts as gifts. Being able to hunt with the Russian Shepherd dog has become the most representative aristocratic movement in Russia. Even Wenhao Lev Tolstoy used to be a fan of this dog. Because the royal family and the people love this elegant hound, the Russian Shepherd dog is regarded as the national dog of Russia. 

In 1842, the Russian royal family gave the Russian Shepherd dog to Princess Alexandra of England. The Russian Shepherd dog left Russia for the first time and was exhibited at the first Kruft dog exhibition in 1891. However, in the middle of the 19th century, many Soviet shepherd dogs were used for distant crossing tests. Only a few old breeds of Soviet shepherd dogs survived. People began to pay attention to the protection of this ancient purebred dog. 

In 1889, William Wade brought a Russian Shepherd dog to the American continent for the first time, but the dog was not from Russia, which was the origin of the Soviet shepherd dog, but from Britain. After that, another American, C. Steadman Hanks, finally brought back a Russian Shepherd Dog of pure blood from Russia, which really spread in the United States.

The Soviet shepherd dog was consistent with its Russian ancestors without the occurrence of giant shepherd dogs, which won many certificates of obedience. However, hunting was the main use of the Russian Shepherd dog, and its beauty and good temper were usually important. It is often an outstanding companion and pet. Today, this noble Hound is easy to be loved by its owner. Although the environment of the Soviet shepherd dog is quite different from that of Czarist Russia, they still maintain noble temperament.

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