Other names : Barzoï, Russian wolfhound, Russian hunting sighthound

Photo: adult dog of Borzoï breed
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Life expectancy

The Borzoï has a life expectancy of between 8 and 10 years




Adult size

Female Between 27 and 31 in
Male Between 30 and 33 in

Adult weight

Female Between 77 and 99 lb
Male Between 77 and 99 lb
Coat colour
Black White Red Sand
Type of coat
Long Wavy
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Borzoï costs between £380 and £740

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More details about the Borzoï

Borzoï: Origins and history

It was the Russian nobility that first identified a need for a large dog that was expert at chasing and cornering game. A cross of an Arabian Greyhound and a Russian sheepdog is thought to have begun the Borzoi lineage. During the late 1800s Borzois were introduced into the UK; they have never enjoyed immense popularity.

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FCI classification of the Borzoï

  • Group 10 - Sighthounds

  • Section 1 : Long-haired or fringed Sighthounds

Training a Borzoï

The Borzoi is quite difficult to train and is not overly motivated by treats. If it has the inclination the dog simply refuses to do what it is told. Couple this with the dog’s inability to retain information and an owner is faced with a challenge.

Borzoï: Purchase price

A KC Registered Borzoi will cost between £380 and £740. You’re also looking at between £150 and £175 per month to care for this dog.

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