Russian Greyhound rushes faster than the wind! The standards and characteristics of dogs of breed Russian Borzoi
Russian Borzoi is the symbol and pride of the domestic dog. This graceful and elegant breed has been cultivated for several centuries.
Russian Borzoi is first mentioned in the report, the German Ambassador residing at the court of the father of Ivan the terrible — Prince Vasily. Somewhat later began a thorough breed of dog. The representatives of Tatar nobility, resettled by Ivan the Terrible in Kazan and Astrakhan land and opened hunting with greyhounds. Hunting dogs relished the Russian landowners. After that the new breed of greyhounds, similar to Eastern, but more suitable for those latitudes.
New hunting dog appeared in the result of crossing varieties of huskies with Eastern Saluki. The first of them gave the Russian Borzoi courage and strength, and the second with grace and ease. It turned out a great breed. Some time later, to her mixed blood Western deerhounds, greyhounds, etc.
Russian hunting with hounds was held on foxes, wolves, hares, and sometimes on ungulates. These dogs were kept only in wealthy homes.
Russian greyhounds until the nineteenth century, was crossed with other breeds. The result is four types:
— vintage Russian hunting
Before the abolition of serfdom (1861) Russian greyhounds were numerous and popular. Subsequently, when shaken the position of the landlords in large numbers of dogs to keep stopped. However, this only benefited the Russian Borzoi. Nurseries that appeared in the country, was under the control of those people who knew a lot about breeding. In 1875 almost all the famous borsatti Russia gathered in Moscow Congress. At this meeting it was decided to merge all the existing varieties of the breed one and call it this: the Borzoi. In the history of the kennel was another important milestone. It was in 1888 when it was adopted a standard for this breed.
After the 1917 revolution, many dog breeders emigrated from the Soviet Union. Despite the development of societies devoted to the breeding of greyhounds, the number of these dogs in Europe was much higher than in Russia.
Currently, the breed began to return the popularity. Many people decide to make themselves a Russian Greyhound. However, it should be noted that the price of a purebred puppy is in the range from one to five thousand dollars.
Russian Borzoi at the moment is diluted with breeders all over the world. While the breed has a huge number of enthusiasts in awe of her strength, speed and nobility.
Russian Greyhound (photo below) has a height from seventy to eighty-two centimeters. This option is for males. The height at the withers bitches slightly less. It is in the range from sixty-five to seventy-five centimeters.
Quite a long torso has a Russian Greyhound. Photo dogs of this breed clearly demonstrates her large dark almond-shaped eyes with an intelligent and friendly expression.
A large dog has a relatively rectangular shape of the body. The breed is used mainly as a hunting or hound.
The standard of breed Russian Borzoi – is the head, tapering towards the nose. The ears are set high. They are straightened in the case when the dog is attentive. In the quiescent state of the animal ears are somewhat fed back.
The Russian Borzoi is always black nose that protrudes slightly to the side and forward of the cutters. The teeth of these dogs are well developed. They are strong and healthy. The incisors developed a bite, resembling pliers or scissors.
The Russian Borzoi neck muscular and long. It is covered with quite thick hair and has no dewlap. The breed has a highly elongated relatively long chest and broad, muscular and long croup. Fit saber or sickle tail greyhounds are quite low. The forelegs of the dog are put directly.
In the description of the breed standard specifies muscular, long, and wide hips. The dog has oval feet with arched toes that are tightly compressed. Soft pads allow the elastic to push off when running and when walking. Therefore, the speed of Russian Borzoi, which it can develop, is twenty-eight meters per second.
The coat of this breed is curly or silky, wavy and long. Color may be different. Sometimes he is white with a slight Golden sheen. There are individuals with a fiery color mixed with black. Russian Borzoi typical gray legs and muzzle with shades from silver to yellow. The coat is decorated with tiger stripes. Their color can be fire-gold or gray. There are individuals with black or fiery stripes, and any shades that have these colors.
The dog breed Greyhound restrained, calm and always confident. At the same time is a dangerous opponent in battle, because her appearance hidden courage and strength.
Despite the fact that the Russian Borzoi is a hunting dog, she may become a loyal member of your family. Representatives of this breed do not have the molestation. They can spend hours at a designated place without requiring any attention. In the presence of strangers dogs are a little shy. Aggression occurs very rarely.
The Borzoi has an aristocratic restraint, but at the same time loves when her caress. Calm and gentle at home, this dog is always in the soul hunter. When it gets to places where usual game, she needs the control, because your favorite immediately set off in pursuit.
On the nature of the dog detrimental change host. If a Greyhound well behaved, it does not have nervousness and a dangerous unpredictability. This breed is distinctive even temperament.
The choice of a puppy
The decision to purchase a Russian Greyhound requires careful deliberation. Puppy you need to properly educate and provide for personal time and convenient place. All of this is important for the harmonious and healthy development of the dog.
To determine needs and how the Greyhound will be used. It can be hound or hunting, and room or guard.
The ideal puppy age from ten to sixteen months. This dog is ready for vaccinations and training on the part of the owner.
Walking with a pet
Puppies Borzoi require a lot of attention. For education you need a lot of energy and strength. First of all, the regular and proper food should be a pet. The puppy should not bore too long walks and active games. Never interrupt your pet when he is resting. During walks with your pet will need to avoid the slippery roads. Due to underdeveloped at this age, muscle and ligaments should not allow him to jump over the steps. At first the puppy must learn to play only on a leash, to learn his name and walk in his chosen place. It is recommended to call the small pet simple and short. Only in this case the name will be easy to grasp.
It will take some time, and the puppy on their own will begin to come to you. Squat and hug your pet, gently calling his name.
When walking, you should not pull the leash. The puppy looks at him as a limitation. Your task – to get to treat your small pet to a leash as a means of entertainment. Puppies of Russian Borzoi do not allow yourself to walk until they learn how to obey the orders of his master. Innate prey drive of this breed may make the puppy to chase after prey at any moment.
The diet of your pet should include everything necessary for the health and normal development elements. In the poop certainly the presence of fats and vitamins, proteins (especially of animal origin), carbohydrates and mineral salts. However, the nutrients must be met in the right proportion. Health and nutritional status of the puppy it needs to be not too fatty and not too lean foods. The first indication that the food is chosen correctly, is a smooth good coat.
Care and maintenance
The man who took into his home a puppy Russian Borzoi, you will need to follow certain rules of hygiene. A happy and healthy dog is a shiny coat. For the maintenance of the puppy will need to purchase a brush or comb. These devices will need to be regularly combing and brushing the coat, removing from the surface the hairs obsolete, possible knots and dirt. Such care will be a preventive measure against parasites. Brushing wool will remove the scabies mites and fleas that infest her. In the trading network to buy drugs against parasites, and other agents such as therapeutic baths, lotions and collars.
Dog Russian Borzoi can have a wonderful adapt to the urban apartment. It should be remembered that to maintain a good shape, it needs daily long walks.
When the new pet should be to remove dangerous for him items. They can be telephone and electric wires and sockets, protruding from the wall. All these items should be covered or removed altogether, because for the life of a puppy they are very dangerous. Until about six months old pet should not be left unattended shoes and books. This will only provoke the puppy. With age, the desire of interested in all sorts of items and miss horrible it will be. It is worth remembering that little puppy like a baby, loves to play around and mischief. It should be treated leniently. Take your pet by buying him a fun toy.
Make your pet is not sick, it needs to be regularly led by an experienced vet. Guarantee the health of the dog will serve as a properly planned vaccination. They have a certain schedule. So, for the sixth, ninth and thirteenth week, and then in six months you should vaccinate a puppy from parvovirus. To the vet your pet would need to be attributed to the eighth week, and then another three or six months. In this age, you're supposed to vaccinate the puppy from hepatitis, Sapa and leptospirose. Need pet an injection against rabies. It is made in six-month age. After that, all of the above vaccination is repeated annually.
When purchasing a puppy it is important to find out from the seller, if he drove the animal has worms. This should be done prior to vaccination twice, making a break of nine days. When the puppy turns three weeks should be the first procedure required for the expulsion of worms. In nine days it is done repeatedly, and after a few weeks can be vaccinated.
Chasing worms in adult dogs it is recommended four times a year using the special tools purchased from the vet.
Pet must be accustomed to commands. The most important of them is "me." Need training commands "stand", "fu", "down" and some others. Gradually, you will need to teach your puppy to participate in future exhibitions. Your pet to behave calmly when examination of the teeth, to walk nicely on a leash and not be afraid of strangers. Gradually, you should teach your puppy to cars and noisy places. He needs to make it clear that they are not dangerous.
At the age of three weeks the puppy begins it is good to see and hear. From this moment begins the formation of the dog's character and perception of the surrounding world. A lot depends on the relationship that the owner has for his pet. In the future, this affects the attachment of the dog, fear, affection, kindness, aggressiveness, etc. the formation of character depends on the contact with the owner, because they allow the puppy to correctly navigate the world around him.
To support innate instinct Russian Borzoi, your pet should move. With the puppy enough to walk continuously at a brisk pace. An adult dog must be released for free Ryskov in the field. If it is not possible to travel outside of the city, for dogs to participate in the testing of the artificial beast. It will be a great educational factor for young dogs.