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Welcome to the beautiful world of Borzoi! Be it as a fan or future family member, chances are if you are reading this, you want to know more about this magnificent breed. 


Enzo Furrari

  • Temperament: Affectionate, Loyal, Regally Dignified

  • AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 103 of 195

  • Height: 28 inches & up (male), 26 inches & up (female)

  • Weight: 75-105 pounds (male), 60-85 pounds (female)

  • Life Expectancy: 9-14 years

  • Group: Hound Group 

Among the most impressively beautiful of all dogs, the aristocratic Borzoi is cherished for his calm, agreeable temperament. In full stride, he is a princely package of strength, grace, and glamour flying by at 35 to 40 miles per hour.

Borzoi are large, elegant sighthounds. A mature male stands at least 28 inches at the shoulder and weighs 75 to 105 pounds. Females will be smaller. Beneath the luxurious silky coat, Borzoi construction follows the ancient Greyhound template. Once known as the Russian Wolfhound, Borzoi were bred to be swift and tough enough to pursue and pin their ferocious lupine quarry.

In their quiet, catlike way they can be stubborn, and training is best accomplished with patience, consistency, and good humor. Affectionate family dogs, Borzoi are nonetheless a bit too dignified to wholeheartedly enjoy a lot of roughhousing. The sight of a cat or squirrel on the run will quickly stir their pursuit instinct, and fenced-in running room is a must.

Are Borzoi right for you and your family? With decades of combined experience, NBRF team members, share knowledge on the basics of what to expect from life with Borzoi. Access "Borzoi All About It" here:

Are you ready to welcome a Borzoi into your life? Find photos and stories of NBRF Borzoi currently waiting for their forever home here:

Do you love "Happily Ever Afters"? Read all about what the love and dedication from the right forever homes can accomplish here:  

Once an NBRF dog, always an NBRF dog. Heart touching tributes of love and lives well remembered.

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Support for NBRF's ongoing mission to provide a safety net for any Borzoi in a rescue situation comes from individual donors. Borzoi in need are relying on your generosity. Please consider donating on a one time basis or scheduling a recurring donation here:

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