Monday, June 1, 2009

Getting to know the Borzoi

Finally, there is the Russian Wolfhound, also known as the Borzoi. The Borzoi keeps itself very clean by preening itself constantly. It doesn’t really feel the need to please its master in the same way that so many other dogs do. And although this makes it a harder dog to train, the Borzoi compensates for this by being very affectionate and loyal with the people it knows and trusts. Borzois can suffer from certain stomach ailments, which is why their meals should ideally be divided into two or three portions during day, consisting of plenty of meat. The Borzoi may have a magnificent coat, but this coat requires regular and thorough brushings every day. The average lifespan of a Borzoi is between ten and twelve years. Genetically, the Borzoi can suffer from leg fractures and may require calcium supplements given that they grow so quickly into adulthood.