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Breed Group: Hound
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The Borzoi was originally named the Russian Wolfhound. They are a sight hound that relies on their agility and speed. They were highly prized and revered by nobles and aristocracy, but could not be purchased. They could only be given as gifts from the Czar.
The Borzoi is a tall and aristocratic breed. They are considered to be the embodiment of elegance and grace. They exude noble tranquility, reticence, and confidence. They are a docile and devoted companion. The Borzoi displays exceptional talents in hunting, sighting, and lure coursing.
The Borzoi is proud, sweet, and alert. They are extremely loyal to their family, and affectionate to people well known to them. They are aloof to strangers. They are quiet, well behaved, and seldom bark. For this reason they are not good watchdogs. They are not recommended for homes with small children, cats, or other small pets. They do well with other medium or large sized dogs they have been raised with. They are also terrific companions for older considerate children. The Borzoi is very slow to mature. They are not well suited for a two career family as they suffer depression and separation anxiety if left alone for extended periods of time. They are extremely sensitive, intelligent, and free thinking.
The Borzoi is relatively easy to groom. They need to be brushed regularly with a firm bristle brush and dry shampooed when needed. It is important to keep the hair on the pads trimmed to prevent splaying. Borzois are generally a healthy breed however they are prone to progressive retinal atrophy. They also have an extremely low tolerance to anesthetic and have a tendency to bloat.
The Borzoi has a unique and wonderfully patterned coat. It is silky and of moderate length with a thick plush under that fits closely to the body. They have a profuse neck mane, longer thick coat on the tail and back of hind legs. The coat is dirt shedding and resistant to matting, and may be flat, wavy, or curly. The Borzoi comes in a variety of colors such as white, golden, and tan or gray with black markings. These colors may be mixed or solid. They are heavy shedders.
The Borzoi is considered a giant breed and is not a breed that will fit into every household. As sight-hounds they require constant attention and restraint. They require basic obedience and socialization. They excel in agility. They do not respond to harsh or heavy-handed training methods. They are relatively easy to housetrain since they prefer to be clean. The Borzoi requires calm, patient, and consistent guidance with mutual respect.
The Borzoi requires an inordinate amount of exercise. They make excellent jogging and walking companions provided they are very securely leashed. They are relatively inactive indoors but will become bored and destructive if left alone for extended periods of time. They need plenty of space to run in a large securely fenced yard. They are able to adapt to apartment dwelling provided they are sufficiently exercised.
Male: 75-105; Female: 60-85 lbs
Male: 28; Female: 26 inches
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

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How much do Borzoi puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Borzoi 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 Borzoi puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Borzois sold is $1,150.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Borzoi 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 $2,100 upwards to $5,000 or even more for a Borzoi with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Borzois sold is $1,000.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,150.00
Average Price: $1,000.00
Top Quality: $2,100.00 to $5,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 69 Borzoi puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Borzoi 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 Borzois 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.

Most Popular Borzoi Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 69 Borzoi dogs.
  • 1. Amore
  • 2. Michael
  • 3. Dj
  • 4. Sir Bors
  • 5. Aleksii
  • 6. Blondie
  • 7. Beauty
  • 8. Aurora
  • 9. Ari
  • 10. Regal
  • 11. Red Head
  • 12. Puppy
  • 13. Poppy
  • 14. Polinka
  • 15. Ozzie
  • 16. Nikki
  • 17. Nagrada
  • 18. Musia
  • 19. Mizza
  • 20. Mikka

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Anonymous asked:
Can a Borzoi puppy be raised alongside a newborn?

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In short, yes, A Borzoi puppy can be raised alongside a newborn as long as the owners are aware of the challenges of raising a newborn and a puppy at the same time. It is not going to be easy and the dog deserves just as much love, time, attention, and devotion as the newborn. Make sure you are 100% ready to apply the time needed to live your own lives, raise a newborn and raise a puppy as well. The dog can not fall to the way-side or you will have issues to deal with down the road.

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Do Borzois do good with rodents and other animals?



The Borzoi is a sight hound, and being in the hound breed; they have a high prey drive. So to be blunt, no, the Borzoi breed does not do well with small pets. All small pets such as rabbits, rodents, ect. should be kept in safe cages. A Borzoi can live with a cat if the dog is socialized to cats as a puppy, but they will chase anything that runs.


We have a Borzoi that was raised with cats and guinea pigs and does just fine in his home with small animals but outside if it runs it is fair game. So yes and no to your question

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How well do you think my Borzoi would do on a cross-country cycling trip? I've trained her since she was a puppy and she loves trotting along with me when I cycle around town, and she tolerates the dog-cart when she has to. But this would be up to fifty miles a day and camping out. I just know she would be miserable if I left her behind though, my brother isn't an exercise junkie like I am.



It all depends on how far you usually take your Borzoi out for walks each day. If it's not at least 3/4 of that I would say don't risk it, better to have her a little disappointed with you for a bit rather than unhealthy


NO. Borzois are sprinters, not marathon runners.

Anonymous asked:
Can a Borzoi live in a smaller house?



They can if suffieciently exercised.


I would say yes, a smaller house would be fine as long as you make sure to take the this breed for 1 to 2 walks a day. One of my Borzoi's lived with me in a very small place for over four years and she was allowed on the sofa and beds and was walked morning and night and was quite happy. Her routine did not change when I moved to a larger place and had a large, fenced... ( high, 5'4" ft ) back yard. She got to run around more in the yard with her two cats and her rescue Tibetan Terrier, but we kept up the walks.

Anonymous asked:
How can I put weight on my 15month old borzoi who does not want to eat.?



Take your Borzoi to the vet as he probably has worms or a different type of parasite.


Sighthounds can be contrary when it comes to eating, especially under stresses like traveling they will refuse their kibble. It's no need to panic as it can be frustrating until you find a method that works.

1) Consult a vet to clear health & vitality
2) Find a high-quality dry food that your dog is at least somewhat interested in eating. Throughout adolescence, these preferences can change, keep it interesting but always take care when switching food.
3) The feeding area should be a quiet area without the bustle of kids & other animals.
4) Establish a consistent daily routine of feeding times.
5) Keep an eye on how much they're eating each day and their weight gain/loss.

My male borzoi all tended to teeter right on the border of underweight, in that first year they do so much growing, but you won't see them fill out until later in life, around year 2. As long as the pup is healthy, active, and not emaciated, you're in the clear


Chicken soup handmade. Put some rice (just a little) and boil with chicken thigh or some chicken. Dogs love it.


Add some freeze dried raw meat or a high grade canned food to some kibble. Any Dog under 2 years and still growing will be lean, especially a sight hound. Just make sure the dog does not have a underlying problem by having your Vet review health markers.


If they are clear with a vet check... feed “satin balls” look up the recipe with a search. I had a pup- young Borzoi who was always a finicky eater and this worked.

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Updated: 5/21/2022