Best Bully Sticks Breed Spotlight: Borzoi
The Borzoi—the graceful Russian hunting dog. Here at Best Bully Sticks, this big, fast and exotic wolfhound fascinates us. Read more about this Russian beauty below!
History & Background: The Borzoi is a sight hound that was bred by crossing Arabian greyhounds and a thick-coated Russian greyhound. “Borzoi” actually means “fast” in Russian and this dog was a constant companion to Russian aristocracy for hundreds of years. This breed was used to hunt wolves, fox and hare in the Russian plains. In 1936, this dog became known as the Russian Wolfhound in America.
Height: At least 28-30 inches for males; at least 26 inches for females
Weight: 60-105 pounds
Coat: The Borzoi’s coat is long and silky. The texture of the coat can vary from straight to wavy to curly. On the head, ears and fronts of the legs, the hair is short and smooth yet the neck should have dense hair. This dog’s hair feathers on the back and front of the legs, tail and chest. Regular brushing and bathing are required to keep up the coat.
Color: This dog can be found in any color or color combination.
Appearance: Sometimes called the “long-haired greyhound,” the Borzoi’s history as a hunter has provided this breed with very specific and distinctive physical traits. As an extremely fast runner, the Borzoi has muscular legs and smooth body lines. This breed looks very similar to the Saluki as well. Read more