Russian Wolfhound

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Russian Wolfhound
Russkaya Psovaya Borzaya
Chart rosyjski borzoj
Rusa leporhundo

Russia, Middle Ages
Probably descended from the saluki, greyhound & russian sheepdogs.

Companion, Racing, Coursing

Life Expectancy
This breed can live as long as 10-11 years of age

Weight & Height
60 to 100 pounds & 26 to 34 inches tall

Known Health Problems
Bloat, hip and shoulder dysplasia, OCD, PRA

Physical Description
Large dog that is slender, strong and graceful. The neck is arched and powerful. The chest is deep and narrow and the skull is domed and narrow with a roman nose. The jaws are long and pwerful and the eyes are large and dark. Ears are semi erect and the tail is curved.

Gentle & playful. This dog loves to play however they are not easily obedienced trained & can be stubborn at times.. They also do well with children


Living Conditions
Not suitable for apartment living

Coat should be brushed regularly

The borzoi should be taken for daily walks and and given a large area to run.

Coat Texture
Silky and long and either flat, wavy or curly with some feathering on the neck, hindquarters, tail, forelegs and chest.

Coat Colors
Any Color

6-7 pups are usually born per litter

Continental Kennel Club
American Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
American Pet Registry
Fédération Cynologique Internationale
Canadian Kennel Club
National Kennel Club


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Borzoi Breeders

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Curreny none listed


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