Comprehensive Owners Guide: Borzoi
Once kept in great numbers by the aristocracy of Russia, the Psowaya Borzoi, as today’s Borzoi is correctly known, commands attention for its regal beauty, its dignified elegance and its considerable strength, as if recalling its romantic past. Although no longer called upon to “pin a wolf‚” or run down large game, the Borzoi remains a courageous, powerful coursing hound capable of great endurance and speed. As a family dog, the Borzoi’s principal role in today’s world, the breed is a sensitive, sweet comrade that thrives on being the center of his owners’ attention, yet remains reserved with strangers. The Borzoi in the show ring is the picture of perfection, with his long silky coat, dramatic expression and classic headpiece.
Written by renowned breed expert and artist, Dr. Desiree Scott, this Special Limited Edition provides well-researched, documented information on the origins of the Borzoi in Europe and Asia as well as the United States, in a chapter that all breed fanciers will relish for its insight and perspective. The author also discusses the breed standard and characteristics, describing what makes the Borzoi such a unique sighthound and companion animal. New owners will welcome the chapters on puppy selection and rearing, basic obedience and house-training, feeding, grooming, home safety and other vital topics. A special chapter on preventive healthcare, written by renowned veterinarian Dr. Lowell Ackerman, provides up-to-date, accurate information on inoculations, parasites, spaying/neutering and much more.