Borzoi

Jennifer Stolzer

Fenton, United States

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Magestic and elegant, the Borzoi is a striking member of the sight hound family. Originally called the Russian Woflhound, the Borzoi was bred as a hunting dog during the reign of the Romanovs. Novelist Leo Tolstoy immortalized a Borzoi in his novel War and Peace. Before and during the Russian revolutions, the breed was imported to England where it was known as the Russian Wolfhound and to America where in 1936 it was dubbed the Borzoi after the Russian word “borzyi” meaning “swift.” They are catlike in their temperament being very quiet and demure, and can be difficult to train. In addition to Tolstoy, Borzoi have been featured in literature, film, and art from Cuban novelist Leonardo Padura Fuentes, to a black Borzoi being pet of protagonist of the Japanese anime Black Butler (whom the title character was named after), to feature roles in Disney’s 101 Dalmatians series. No matter where they appear, Borzoi are regal dogs ready to run even a century removed from the imperial court. (So if you look to own one make sure you have a fence!)

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