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Hortaya Borzaya Breed Information

This breed was originally developed in the ancient Russian empire. This breed is very old, and is known as the ancient Asian sighthound. This breed was mainly used for hunting purposes. This breed is very rare outside their native land. They are excellent human companions, and are also used as guard and watch dogs. This breed is massive and also large in size. The head of this breed is narrow and also long in appearance. They have long legs making them very tall. Their body is slender and also lean. The muzzle of this breed is long and also tapering towards the end. The paws of this breed are small and cat like, making them swift. Their paws are hard padded to protect them from rough terrine. Like every other hounds, the teeth of this breed are also set in scissor bite. Their ears are slightly hanging and rounded at the tips. The coat covering the body of this breed is short and rough in texture. They are available in different patterns of colour depending on the type. They are available in brined fawn white and also grey. This breed is very friendly and affectionate. They are generally very calm and also gentle. This breed is rarely aggressive. They are perfect choice as companion dogs. This breed is very affectionate and also loving towards their master. They get easily attached to the family, and loves spending time close to them rather than being alone. They are excellent companions for children, even so they should never be left alone with kids; as they might accidently hurt them. They should be properly socialized so that their aggression towards other animals can be avoided. They are very protective of the family and also their master, and certain times they can also become over protective, jealous and also stubborn. This should be avoided by proper training. They are very much brave and also fearless. They are highly loyal and devoted towards their master. The average height and weight of a healthy male Hortaya Borzaya, is 65 cm to 75 cm and 20 kg to 35 kg respectively. In case of females of this breed, the average height and weight are 61 cm to 71, and 18 kg to 32 kg respectively. This breed is not suitable for apartments, as they are very active and cannot be confined in a small space. The average life expectancy of this breed is 14 years to 15 years.

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