The borzoi, also called the Russian wolfhound, is a breed of domestic dog. Descended from dogs brought to Russia from central Asian countries. They have long slender legs, narrow head, and a beautiful flowing coat. Some can even reach up to 120lbs. Borzoi’s are known for their calm disposition, and as good natured and gentle creatures. They are have the shape and speed of a Greyhound, so owners should beware to allow them a large fenced in space to stretch their legs. Borzoi’s are polite, but reserved with strangers, and require early socialization to avoid aggression or anxious behaviour.
Common Health Conditions
- Borzoi’s are a typically healthy breed, but they have the potential to develop some genetic health conditions, including heart disease.
- Borzois are extremely sensitive to stress and can end up literally sick to their stomachs, with severe digestive upsets and neurotic behaviors.
- The pancreas is the organ that produces digestive enzymes and insulin. Some dogs, like your Borzoi, are prone to developing pancreatitis, which is inflammation of this important organ.