Hortaya Borzaya Breed Maintenance
The Hortaya Borzaya is very easy to maintain, as they have a short yet dense coat which only requires a weekly brushing. They rarely need a bath as they keep themselves very clean, but a rub down with a soft damp cloth will take care of any dust or dirt on the coat. Bathing will be needed if the dog has been through any mud, but use a mild dog shampoo to retain the natural oils in their coat which protect them from the elements. A hunting dog may require bathing more often after being out in the weather; companion dogs will not require it as often. While your Hortaya Borzaya is still a puppy, get them used to having their ears cleaned, nails clipped and train them to enjoy having their teeth brushed. It is so much easier to train a puppy than it is to change the habits of an older dog. This breed of dog is a very hardy one; they have been used to caring for themselves, so maintenance is very minimal.