Borzoi Breed Profile


Among the qualities of the Borzoi are that they are sweet, intelligent, proud, self aware, loyal, affectionate, willful, cat like, and fast.

Family/Child Friendly

They are not recommended for small children. They do well with older children and do not like being rough housed.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan for this breed of dog is around 10 to 12 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 60 to 105 lbs.

Common Diseases

This breed of dog is highly sensitive to medicines. They tend to be picky eaters and are prone to bloat.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking is out of the question for this breed of dog, as they prefer the outdoors. They must be in a secured fenced in area or they will take off after any scent and prey that they see. Shedding is seasonally heavy. Brush every other day to maintain.

Best Owner Compatibility

Not suitable for the apartment and condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a large secured fenced in yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

The average cost for this breed of dog is around $900+. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

They can be prone to aggression if they are teased or rough housed with. These dogs like their rest.

Noise Factor

The Borzoi rarely barks.

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