Borzoi/ Russian Hunting Sighthound

Life expectancy

10 years

Age adult

36 months

Height (Shoulder height)

76 cm


40 kg

Coat texture

long-haired / silky / short straight hair on the face / wavy to curly

Coat color

all colors except brown and blue

Common illnesses

eye diseases / congenital cataract / degenerative myelopathy / gastric torsion

Food expenses per month in €

about € 82

Suitable for children

Rather yes

Needs a garden

Rather yes

Hunting motivated / needs alternative employment

Rather yes

First dog suitable

Rather yes

Allergy friendly

Rather not


Very atletic


Needs much attention

Care and grooming

Medium grooming effort

Eager to learn



Needs a lot of exercise


sensitive / balanced / active / clingy / athletic / intelligent / likes to run

Bred for

hare hunt / fox hunt / hunt/ hounding / wolve hunt

Common illnesses

eye diseases / congenital cataract / degenerative myelopathy / gastric torsion

Dog type according to FCI


FCI description

Sighthounds were bred to the hunt and drift hunting on flight animals, like gazelles or hares. They hunt, in contrast to other hunting dogs, on sight and rushed their loot to complete exhaustion. They are among the fastest land animals (~70 hm/h). At home they are cuddly, affectionate and sensitive, as soon as they want to go outside and they should live out their joy of running. With some the hunting instinct is quite pronounced, which is why you should at least offer an alternative occupation. If you have the possibility to do justice to the urge to move, you will find a faithful companion in a greyhound.

Short description

The Borzoi or Russian Hunting Sighthound belongs to the breed of greyhounds. Like other greyhounds he needs a lot of exercise and attention. It is a really big breed, therefore enough space at home is a necessity. They are known to be loving, relaxed, loyal and very passionate hunters.

This information is indicative and adheres to the breed standard. Each animal is an individual and has a personal character, as well as its own needs. Thus, a breed is not a guarantee of certain behaviors, etc.