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Borzoi profile

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Lifespan: 11-13 Years

Avg height: 68-74cm

Avg weight: 27-48kg

Coat type: Silky, long coat, with long-haired tail, and profuse ruff around neck.

Coat colours: White with red markings.

Originally bred for: Coursing wolves.

Breed traits: Elegant, fast.


A little about the Borzoi


The Borzoi is also known as the "Russian Wolfhound". It is a hound that can reach huge speeds and is prone to chase smaller animals. They can make excellent companions and are very sensitive, but can also be independent and reserved.



The Borzoi may be predisposed to the following health conditions: Gastric Torsion (bloat), Cardiomyopathy, Hypothyroidism, and Degenerative Myelopathy. They can also be sensitive to barbiturate anaesthesia.

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.