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Borzoi – Dog Breeds

borzoi

The “Borzoi,” also known as the “Russian Wolfhound,” is a dog breed said to have originated in Arabia or Middle-Asian countries.

It was then brought to Russia in the 1600s, where it was favored my many aristocrats and used to hunt large game such as wolves.

This breed is very tall, with a narrow head, and a long, silky coat.  The have a similar look to that of a greyhound and are members of the sighthound family because they use sight rather than sound to hunt.

The Borzoi comes in a variety of different colors or mix of colors and are natural born sprinters.

They tend to be very loyal to their family, but may not do well with young children that tease, or small animals, as they have a tendency to hunt.

(photo: paullnettle)

(breed info: wikipedia)