Ease of Training
Guard Dog


  • 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!).

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