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Average size and lifespan

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Height: 2ft 2in - 2ft 8in
Weight: 55-105lbs
Lifespan: 10 - 13 Years


  • Affection4/5
  • Kid-Friendly2/5
  • Stranger-Friendly3/5
  • Dog-Friendly3/5
  • Barking Amount2/5


  • Grooming Difficulty2/5
  • Shedding Amount3/5
  • Easy to Train3/5
  • Can Be Alone3/5
  • Exercise Need4/5


  • Cold Tolerance4/5
  • Heat Tolerance3/5
  • Apartment-Friendly4/5

Borzoi Information

BorzoiAn elegant, strong and exotic dog, the Borzoi traces his history back hundreds and hundreds of years. They can be found in historical accounts from the time of Genghis Khan in the 13th century and were later bred by Russian aristocracy in more recent times, also under the name Russian Wolfhound.

Male Borzois can weigh between 75-105 pounds and females are a little smaller. Combining grace and strength, the breed has a majestic, swift stride that helps him run up to 40 miles per hour. Although dignified and independent, the Borzoi is also affectionate and charming with its loved ones.

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breed stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

Breed FAQs

Can Borzois be apartment dogs?

The Borzois does fine in apartments. They don't need lots of spaces so they should adapt well to apartment-living.

Can Borzois be left alone?

While Borzois prefer to be around their owners, they can do fairly well when left alone if necessary.

Are Borzois good with kids?

Borzois can be difficult to handle with the rowdy behavior of a child. They should be watched very closely.

Are Borzois friendly with strangers?

Although Borzois can take a bit to warm up to a stranger, they are mostly friendly with others.

Do Borzois get along with other dogs?

Although Borzois will mostly get along with other dogs, they may have some issues. They can typically be dealt with by socializing them with other dogs.

Do Borzois bark a lot?

A Borzoi will most often bark only when alerting about something. They likely need something or see a stranger if they're barking.

Do Borzois shed a lot?

Borzois shed a medium amount. They will have seasonal shedding, but aren't terrible to clean up after.

Do Borzois need a lot of grooming?

Borzois don't require very much effort for grooming. You'll just need to provide typical maintenance and baths.

Do Borzois need a lot of exercise?

The Borzoi has a good amount of energy and will need to be exercised with some walks and play to keep them happy.

Are Borzois easy to train?

Although Borzois can be a challenge to train, they can be taught with some dedicated work or by hiring some training help.

Can Borzois handle cold weather?

Borzois do well in cold weather. You may need to protect their paws, but they'll do well in colder climates.

Can Borzois handle hot weather?

Although Borzois can tolerate hot conditions, be careful not to expose them for too long.

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