nicole t: Does anyone own a russian wolfhound? Are they good dogs?
I've herd people say they are agressive, but someone who owned one said they are good dogs.
Answer by Cara :P
one of my best friends owns a Borzoi which is practically the same thing and her dog is a female, and super sweet and nice, she tries to cuddle too but shes tooo big so its a lil funnie, but they require a LOT of exrecise...Lots!...Best of Wishes and Luck...:P
Answer by Kaz M
Borzoi are sensitive dogs that are RARELY aggressive. They do not need a strong hand, they need a FAIR and GENTLE hand — too harsh a correction will mentally scar a Borzoi. The Irish Wolfhound is more destructive in its early years(immature for years); a Borzoi practically housetrains itself, picks carefully around furniture, and leans against your thighs for affection. However, a Borzoi, esp. females, are very discerning, rarely ‘outgoing’, preferring the company of their family only – they don’t usually allow strangers to pet them. Females are more reticent than males. You must thoroughly socialize a puppy. Borzoi need at least one solid workout a day: a good ‘zoom’ for abt 10 minutes around a fenced yard will do. After a certain age, even that can be skipped. We walk our senior 8 year old girl twice a day, and on cold dreary days, she voluntarily curtails her walks in favor of warm couches. They do SHED LIKE CRAZY so be prepared for that: we vaccuum up a Pomeranian every week. They are NOT protectors — I have to think that the other 3 respondents have never owned one. I have been owned by a Borzoi girl for more than a year now – she is silly and sweet in the home, and reserved outside. They arbritrarily like some strangers, and won’t get near others, I still haven’t figured out my girl’s criteria. They are not “high-strung” but they are sensitive. The tail is their telegraph – You’ll learn quickly how to read the tail. If you’ve never had a dog before, go to a dog show (find one in your area at infodog.com), and ask a breeder. Also consider looking around for an “unfinished adult” – these are dogs that were meant to be show dogs, but for whatever reason never succeeded in the ring. So they’re adult, housetrained, obedience trained, reasonably well socialized, and usually relatively inexpensive to adopt. They were ‘fixed’ later in life, so they’re hormonally mature in the way puppies fixed at 10 wks are not, and will usually bond to you within a week or so. Best bet to bonding with a Borzoi — let it come to you. A Borzoi that chooses you does so FOREVER.
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