Russian Wolfhound

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Breed Group: Hound
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Overview
Also referred to as the Borzoi, this breed was bred by Russian aristocracy during the 17th century. This elegant sight hound excelled in, and were prized for, their bravery and fierceness in wolf hunting. The first Borzoi was introduced into the United States in 1889. Today this breed is highly regarded for their gentle nature, beauty, intelligence, and companionship. However, the Russian Wolfhound is still used by farmers in the Western states to control the Coyote population.
Character
The Russian Wolfhound breed is statuesque and possesses an aristocratic demeanor. They have a long, thin narrow head and a slightly arched muzzle. The Russian Wolfhound is considered to be the most elegant and graceful of all breeds. Russian Wolfhound's are a breed of beauty, speed, courage, and power.
Temperament
The Russian Wolfhound is not recommended for homes with young or small children. A home with older considerate children is best. They do well with other dogs provided the other dogs are not considered a Toy breed. As a sight hound, this breed will chase and potentially kill any small fleeing animals, so cats and other small pets are discouraged. They are loving and highly loyal to their family. Russian Wolfhound's are quiet, independent, gracious, and sensitive. The Russian Wolfhound is extremely well-mannered and is not used as guarddogs or watchdogs.
Care
Russian Wolfhound's require regular brushing of the coat with a firm bristle brush. Bathing should only be done when necessary. It is important to keep the paw pads trimmed to prevent splaying. This breed is sensitive to medication. They are prone to bloat and should be fed two to three small meals per day. All exercise should be avoided after meals.
Coat
The coat of the Russian Wolfhound is long in length, and may be flat, wavy, or curly. It is short and smooth on the front of the legs, ears, and head. The coat around the neck is more profuse and curly. There is long and profuse feathering on the tail and hindquarters. Russian Wolfhound's are seasonal heavy shedders.
Training
Early socialization is recommended. However, as free-thinking sight hounds, the Russian Wolfhound does not do well in obedience training. They are extremely intelligent and capable of learning, but training should only be done with respect, fairness, and consistency.
Activity
The Russian Wolfhound will do okay in an apartment if sufficiently exercised. However, they do best in a home with a securely fenced yard. They make excellent walking and jogging companions provided they are very securely leashed. This breed displays talent in lure coursing, hunting, and sighting.
Weight
Male: 75-100; Female: 60-90 lbs
Height
Male: 28; Female: 26 inches
Color(s)
May be solid or mixed. White, gray, tan, or golden.
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

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How much do Russian Wolfhound puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Russian Wolfhound varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Russian Wolfhound puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Russian Wolfhounds sold is $1,250.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Russian Wolfhound with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,800 upwards to $1,800 or even more for a Russian Wolfhound with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Russian Wolfhounds sold is $1,100.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,250.00
Average Price: $1,100.00
Top Quality: $1,800.00 to $1,800.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 100 Russian Wolfhound puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Russian Wolfhound puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Russian Wolfhounds true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Anonymous asked:
Are Russian Wolfhounds good for an emotional support animal? I also own horses will she be good with them as well?

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An emotional support animal is an animal that a person has a deep connection with. Not every pet is an ESA as the animal must be sensitive to the owners feelings. A licensed psychiatrist must deem the animal you own as genuinely helping the owners emotional state when within the presence/taking care of the animal. The Russian Wolfhound is a sweet, loyal, sensitive breed of dog that with the right training and bond could be an ESA animal. They do well around large livestock as well, as long as they are raised around them.

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What is the average cost of a Russian Wolfhound show dog?

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The Russian Wolfhound or Borzoi would cost an average of $1500.00 - $2000.00 for a show quality pup. Price would all depend on where the breeder is located, the pedigree of their stock and how much time/effort is put into breeding quality stock for show.

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How do Russian Wolfhounds handle cold weather, such as wind, rain and snow?

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Russian Wolfhounds handle adverse weather very well. I used to hunt with them and if they have a house with bedding, straw is best, they get along very well.

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What is the life expectancy of a Russian Wolfhound?

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Russian Wolfhounds regularly live between 10-12 years.

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Do Russian Wolfhound do well in shock collar training?

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Russian Wolfhounds are a very quiet breed, I can't imagine why you would want to employ a shock collar. Also, their intelligence and DESIRE to learn is top notch--I would encourage you to try traditional training methods instead. Just for fun, place the shock collar around YOUR neck--I, like Jim Carrey and many others, did, and haven't used one since.

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Updated: 8/23/2017