Dog Breeds - Borzoi

The borzoi, also known as Russian wolfhound, is a breed of domestic dog. They are known for their deftness and speed. Its shape is similar to that of greyhound and it is also a member of sighthound family. They were extremely valuable and respected by nobles and aristocracy. A unique thing about them was that they could not be purchased and could only be given as gifts from the Czar. 

Breed :             Hounds
Weight:             Male: 75-105; Female: 60-85 lbs
Height: Male:    28; Female: 26 inches
Color(s):           any

Borzoi Health and Diseases
Their lifespan is 7 to 10 years of age. Borzoi is at a risk of dangerous digestive problem called bloat. Moreover, recent breeds of borzoi suffer from cancer and heart diseases. They are also at a risk of progressive retinal atropy and have a very low tolerance to anaesthesia.