Family: Sighthound, Southern (Sighthound)
Area of origin: Russia
Original function: coursing wolves
Average size of male: Ht: >28, Wt: 75-105
Average size of female: Ht: >26, Wt: 60-85
Other names: Russian Wolfhound
Borzoi Dog Temperament
A breed of quiet elegance, the Borzoi exemplifies the well-mannered house dog. Outdoors, he races with wild abandon, and it will chase any small animal that runs. He is independent but very sensitive. Although generally good with children and some can be timid. He is reserved with strangers.