Borzoi Rescue Information: The Borzoi is a shaggy dog about the size of a greyhound. Borzoi are quiet, intelligent, well-mannered dogs. They can be rather reserved and may be nervous around young children unless socialized with them as puppies. Borzoi are sighthounds; they should not be allowed off a leash except in a secure fenced area. Borzoi are affectionate but somewhat aloof and cat-like. Borzoi tend to keep themselves very clean. Adult Borzoi are mellow and fairly inactive indoors. Borzoi are a laid back choice for apartment life as long as they get enough exercise.
Borzoi Trivia: The Borzoi is also known as the Russian Wolfhound. The word Borzoi comes from the Russian word Borzaya which means quick dog. Borzoi are picky eaters and are sensitive to drugs. Borzoi come from the Middle East originally and began to be favored by Russian nobility around 1600. Queen Victoria popularized the Borzoi among British nobility.