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.
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 & Brindle||008|
|Black & Cream||010|
|Black & Tan||018|
|Blue & Cream||273|
|Description||Desc.||Standard Markings||Std. Markings||Registration Code||Reg. Code|
|Spotted On White||071|
|Spotted On White, Black Mask||436|
|Spotted On White, Ticked||438|
|White Markings, Black Mask||114|
|White Markings, Ticked||439|
|White Trim, Black Mask||437|