Borzoi dog breed was developed in Russia as coursing and hunting dogs. These hounds were hunted in teams of three to go after rabbit, fox, and wolves. They later became popular as a companion for royalty across continental Europe.

Watch and learn about Borzoi dog’s key characteristics:

Key Vitals of Borzoi Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Borzoi Dog Hound Dogs 2 feet, 2 inches to 2 feet, 8 inches 55 to 105 pounds 10 to 12 years

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Borzoi is rated 4 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Borzoi has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Borzoi is rated 5 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Borzoi has scored high and is suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Borzoi is rated 3 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Borzoi has scored high and is suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Borzoi is rated 5 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level. This means Borzoi has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level parameter.

Borzoi is rated 1 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone. This means Borzoi has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Being Alone parameter.

Borzoi is rated 4 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather. This means Borzoi has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather parameter.

Borzoi is rated 3 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather. This means Borzoi has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Borzoi is rated 4 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness. This means Borzoi has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness parameter.

Borzoi is rated 4 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family. This means Borzoi has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family parameter.

Borzoi is rated 3 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. This means Borzoi has scored high and is suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs parameter.

Borzoi is rated 4 out of 5 in Friendly Dog. This means Borzoi has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Dog parameter.

Borzoi is rated 4 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers. This means Borzoi has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers parameter.

Health Grooming:

Borzoi is rated 4 out of 5 in Health Grooming. This means Borzoi has scored high and is suitable in Health Grooming parameter.

Borzoi is rated 5 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding. This means Borzoi has scored high and is suitable in Amount Of Shedding parameter.

Borzoi is rated 1 out of 5 in Drooling Potential. This means Borzoi has scored low and is not suitable in Drooling Potential parameter.

Borzoi is rated 4 out of 5 in Easy To Groom. This means Borzoi has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Groom parameter.

Borzoi is rated 4 out of 5 in General Health. This means Borzoi has scored high and is suitable in General Health parameter.

Borzoi is rated 2 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain. This means Borzoi has scored low and is not suitable in Potential For Weight Gain parameter.

Borzoi is rated 5 out of 5 in Size. This means Borzoi has scored high and is suitable in Size parameter.

Trainability:

Borzoi is rated 4 out of 5 in Trainability. This means Borzoi has scored high and is suitable in Trainability parameter.

Borzoi is rated 3 out of 5 in Easy To Train. This means Borzoi has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Train parameter.

Borzoi is rated 4 out of 5 in Intelligence. This means Borzoi has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence parameter.

Borzoi is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness. This means Borzoi has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Mouthiness parameter.

Borzoi is rated 5 out of 5 in Prey Drive. This means Borzoi has scored high and is suitable in Prey Drive parameter.

Borzoi is rated 2 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. This means Borzoi has scored low and is not suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl parameter.

Borzoi is rated 4 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential. This means Borzoi has scored high and is suitable in Wanderlust Potential parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Borzoi is rated 2 out of 5 in Exercise Needs. This means Borzoi has scored low and is not suitable in Exercise Needs parameter.

Borzoi is rated 2 out of 5 in Energy Level. This means Borzoi has scored low and is not suitable in Energy Level parameter.

Borzoi is rated 2 out of 5 in Intensity. This means Borzoi has scored low and is not suitable in Intensity parameter.

Borzoi is rated 2 out of 5 in Exercise Needs. This means Borzoi has scored low and is not suitable in Exercise Needs parameter.

Borzoi is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness. This means Borzoi has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Hound Dogs

Height

2 feet, 2 inches to 2 feet, 8 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

55 to 105 pounds

Life Span

10 to 12 years

Highlights

Borzoi are sighthounds and will chase anything that moves. They should never be allowed to run loose unless in a secure area.Borzoi can be sensitive to drugs, especially anesthetics, due to their lack of body fat. Make sure your vet is aware of this. The drug Ropum (Xylazine) should never be used for a Borzoi. Also, avoid exercising them on lawns that have been recently treated with fertilizer, insecticides, herbicides, or other chemicals.Borzoi can be fussy eaters.Borzoi can be prone to bloat. Feed frequent small meals and prevent heavy exercise after eating.Borzoi can be nervous around children and should be introduced to them at a young age if they will be in frequent contact with them.Borzoi bark infrequently and do not have strong guarding instincts. They make poor watchdogs as they cannot be relied upon to raise the alarm when an intruder is sighted.They can live successfully with cats and small animals if introduced to them at an early age. Some Borzoi only follow the ‘no chase’ rule indoors and cannot resist the instinct to chase a running cat if outdoors.The Borzoi is not a common breed, so it may take some searching to find a breeder who has puppies. Be patient.To get a healthy dog, never buy a puppy from an irresponsible breeder, puppy mill, or pet store. Look for a reputable breeder who tests her breeding dogs to make sure they’re free of genetic diseases that they might pass onto the puppies, and that they have sound temperaments.