Helping cats and dogs live their healthiest lives.
Sacred Birman kitten and Yorkshire Terrier adult standing in black and white on a white background
Breed Library
Borzoi adult black and white

Borzoi

The name Borzoi means “swift” in their native country, and when looking at this breed’s slight, athletic build, it’s easy to see why.

About the Borzoi

The Borzoi is a loyal, affectionate and reliable breed that thrives on human company, making them fantastic dogs for active families.

This dog should not be taken on lightly, however. Their large stature means they require a lot of room to spread out and their distinctive coat needs a lot of care.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
Russia
Group
FCI Group 10, AKC Hound Group
Size category
Large
Avg life expectancy
10–12 years

Resilient / Quiet / Even-tempered / Alert

Key facts

  • Needs a lot of exercise
  • Needs a lot of space
  • Requires a lot of grooming

Like & share this page

A healthy start to life

Puppyhood is a time of massive physical and behavioural change, and a steep learning curve for new owners. Find out how you can provide your puppy with the best start to life so they develop into strong, healthy dogs. 

Learn more
Dachshund puppy in black and white eating from a red bowl

Lifetime of health

Get advice and information on how to provide the best care for your dog at every stage of life.

Learn more
Content Block With Text And Image 2