|Ease of Training
- He was bred in Russia in the 17th century by the aristocracy by crossing Arabian Greyhounds with a thick-coated Russian breed
- He was bred for hunting game by eye sight
- He hunted in large packs with other Borzoi
- He was frequently used to hunt wolves; two or three Borzoi would chase, corner and pin-down the wolf until the hunter arrived to finish the kill
Personality and Behavior
- He's gentle natured and sensitive
- He's independent natured and can be stubborn
- He athletic, agile and has stamina
- He a very fast runner
- He's an almost silent dog who rarely barks
- He doesn't make a good watchdog because he isn't territorial and because he's so quite
- He's a couch potato and well mannered inside the home
- He has a strong chasing instinct and will chase down other dogs, cats, and anything else that runs away from him
- He needs a secure yard or else he will go wandering miles away
- He gets along well with other dogs; he isn't aggressive with them
- He's one of the most difficult breeds to train. You will need lots of patience as he is one of the slowest to learn obedience commands.
- He sheds quite a bit of hair. You'll find some hair stuck to your clothes, couch and carpets.
Grooming / Maintenance
- His medium-length coat only needs to be brushed occasionally. However, because it sheds you may find yourself brushing it once a week, or more, to minimize the hair in your home (what you remove with a brush doesn't end up on the couch!).