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Training &Temperament

They need daily exercise, but will chase anything that moves, so they need to be kept on leash or in a fenced area. The key to leash training is consistency and patience. Leash training a Borzoi pup is not always easy as they are very independent, free-thinking hounds. In the beginning, use a treat to make him forget the leash and come with you. Be firm and gentle and never lose your composure, as this only leads to frustration on your part and a terrified puppy on the other end of the lead. If frustration sets in, quit, and try again later.

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Did You Know?

The Borzoi originated in 17th-century Russia, when Arabian greyhounds were crossed with a thick-coated, Russian breed.

The Borzoi was known until 1936 as the Russian Wolfhound.

In 1650, the first Borzoi standard was written.

As far as is known, the first Borzoi that came to America was brought over from England in 1889 by William Wade of Hulton, Pennsylvania, this hound being purchased from Freeman Lloyd.

The Borzoi was bred by the Russian aristocracy for hundreds of years.

In the past, Borzois would hunt in packs of over a hundred dogs, as many foxhounds, and as many people to assist. The most popular game? Wolf.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Black 007
Black & Brindle 008
Black & Cream 010
Black & Tan 018
Brindle 057
Brindled Sable 490
Cream 076
Gold 091
Gold Brindle 485
Gold Sable 486
Red 140
Red Brindle 148
Sable 164
Sabled Gold 491
Sabled Red 492
Silver Brindle 303
Silver Sable 286
White 199
Apricot 002
Blue 037
Blue & Cream 273
Blue Brindle 056
Brown 061
Cream Sable 348
Fawn 082
Mahogany Brindle 493
Mahogany Red 495
Red Sable 155
Sabled Cream 494
Silver 176


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code
Black Mask 004
Spotted On White 071
Spotted On White, Black Mask 436
Spotted On White, Ticked 438
White Markings 014
White Markings, Black Mask 114
White Markings, Ticked 439
White Trim 101
White Trim, Black Mask 437