Borzoi Breed Maintenance
The Borzoi is a moderate shedder and requires daily brushing with a hard bristle brush. The dog’s teeth should be brushed several times a week to prevent tartar buildup. Nails should be trimmed monthly and the ears should be cleaned weekly. The breed is not a high-maintenance dog; the Borzoi cleans and takes care of his own grooming, much like cats do. It is important to provide a proper high-quality diet that is specifically formulated for large dog breeds. Because the breed is prone to bloat, it is better to feed them a few small meals throughout the day instead of one large meal. Borzois need regular exercise and enjoy long walks. If the Borzoi is well exercise, he can adapt well to apartment living. Due to the breed’s high prey drive, he should not be walked without a leash. The Borzoi enjoy and are well suited for the cold winter months. Due to little body fat, the Borzoi can be sensitive to certain drugs, especially anesthetics. The drug Xylazine should never be used on a Borzoi.