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Russian hunting sighthound

Russian canine greyhounds are ideal hunting dogs, the national treasure of our country. Russian greyhounds have long been considered the favorite pets of kings and landowners and were often presented as a gift to the European aristocracy. Today, the Russian greyhounds are bred all over the world. This is one of the most graceful and fast dogs in the world.
Appearance
The Russian Borzoi is a large, stately and graceful hunting dog. The height at the withers of the breed can reach 86 cm.
The body is a greyhound of rectangular format, the body is long, strong, the limbs are slender and strong, the paws are oval with tightly clenched fingers. The neck is long, strong, without dewlap. The elongated head smoothly narrows to the nose, the eyes are large, beautiful almond-shaped, brown. The expression of the eyes is kinda and affable. Teeth healthy, strong, bite scissor or pincer. Ears are set high; small, thin, pressed to the head. Tail saber-shaped, long, with a thick suspension.
Wool can be wavy or curly, it is very soft and silky. On the body the hair is long, on the face and the front side of the limbs – short. The color is varied: white, sexual, burmy, Murughiy, etc., with admixtures of various shades. With dark coloration, the Russian greyhounds are characterized by “Mazurins” (darkening of the muzzle). Bright specks on the body, not corresponding to the main color, is considered a disadvantage.
Russian greyhounds are incredibly mobile. Their light and beautiful lynx has become the hallmark of the breed.
Russian greyhound
Character
Russian greyhound is a calm, balanced and intelligent dog, which seeks to calculate every step. However, it should be understood that she is, first of all, the ideal hunter, who, at the sight of the beast, immediately adjusts to the pursuit.
Enviable restraint in the Russian borzoi is combined with sensitivity and strength. But despite the most pronounced hunting qualities, the Russian greyhound remains the best friend of man and is famous for his devotion and obedience. Courteous and self-confident, she will never be imposed on her master if he is busy and demand attention to her person.
Russian greyhounds are very obedient. They can lie still in their place for hours and even seem somewhat timid. But, of course, this does not mean that greyhounds are indifferent to affection. On the contrary, they are very affectionate and sensitive – and they always appreciate the care and good attitude towards them.
Before you start a greyhound, weigh the pros and cons. This dog is ideal for hunters, but will not be the best choice for keeping in an apartment. During walks, the greyhound can rush in pursuit of any fleeing small animals, whether it is a neighbor dog or a stray cat. The Russian greyhound has the sharpest eyesight and tremendous speed, and unplanned “hunting” can lead to unpleasant consequences. This large and very strong dog needs strict control. She does not suit novice dog breeders.
Health
On average, the life span of Russian borzoi varies from 7 to 10 years. As for health, this breed is prone to intestinal twisting and is prone to cardiovascular and oncological diseases. When choosing a puppy, carefully study its pedigree. Proper maintenance and feeding will help avoid many health problems.
Russian hunting sighthound
Care
The ideal place to keep the Russian greyhound is a spacious country house. In the care of these dogs are quite unpretentious. Soft wool is best combed every day. So you can not only maintain her health, beauty and well-groomed appearance, but also remove the pollution that appeared during the walk.
When kept in the apartment Russian greyhound requires daily long walks, during which the dog will be able to run without a leash.
Do not forget about proper nutrition, routine vaccinations, treatment against parasites and preventive examinations at the veterinarian. This is a guarantee of good health of your pet.
Story
The Russian Greyhound is an old breed, the first mention of which dates back to the 16th century. These dogs have always been favorites of the royal families and were presented as an expensive gift to the aristocracy of Europe. The official breed standard was published in the 19th century – and since then it has never changed. Today, the Russian greyhounds are bred around the world.

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