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Borzoi Dog Skull measures 9.5 long x 3 3/4 wide, 3.14 height. Borzoi Dog Skull is museum quality polyurethane resin. Made in USA. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw).
The Borzoi or Russian Hunting Sighthound is a Russian breed of hunting dog of sighthound type. It was formerly used for wolf hunting, and until 1936 was known as the Russian Wolfhound.
The system by which Russians over the ages named their sighthounds was a series of descriptive terms rather than actual names. Borzói is the masculine singular form of an archaic Russian adjective that means fast.
The Borzoi originated in sixteenth-century Russia by crossing Saluki and European sighthounds with thick-coated Russian breeds.
The Borzoi was popular with the Tsars before the 1917 revolution. For centuries, Borzoi could not be purchased but only given as gifts from the Tsar. Grand Duke Nicholas Nicolaievich of Russia bred countless Borzoi at Perchino, his private estate.
Borzois are large Russian sighthounds that resemble some central Asian breeds such as the Afghan hound, Saluki, and the Kyrgyz Taigan. Borzois come in virtually any color. The Borzoi coat is silky and flat, often wavy or slightly curly. The long top-coat is quite flat, with varying degrees of waviness or curling. The soft undercoat thickens during winter or in cold climates, but is shed in hot weather to prevent overheating. In its texture and over the body, the Borzoi coat is unique. There should be a frill on its neck, as well as feathering on its hindquarters and tail.
Stated life expectancy is 10 to 12 years. Median lifespan based on a UK Kennel Club survey is 9 years 1 month. 1 in 5 died of old age, at an average of 10 to 11.5 years. The longest lived dog lived to 14 years 3 months. Dogs that are physically fit and vigorous in their youth through middle age are more vigorous and healthy as elderly dogs, all other factors being equal. In the UK, cancer and cardiac problems seem to be the most frequent causes of premature death.
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|Dimensions||9.5 × 4 × 4 in|
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Other names: Russian Wolfhound, Russian Hunting Sighthound, Russkaya psovaya, Borzaya