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borzoi

(bôr`zoi), breed of tall, swift houndhound,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs bred to hunt animals. Most of the dogs in this group hunt by scent, their quarry ranging from such large game as bear or elk to small game and vermin; ground scenters trail slowly with the head low, and
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 developed in Russia in the early 17th cent., also called Russian wolfhound. It stands from 26 to 31 in. (66–81.2 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs about 85 lb (38.6 kg). Its long, silky coat may be flat, wavy or curly, and forms fringes of longer hair, or feathers, on the chest, back of legs, and tail. The coat may be any color but is usually white with lemon, brindle, tan, gray, or black markings. Originally bred for hunting wolves and coursing hares, it is now most popular as a show competitor and pet. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal and fox also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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borzoi

a tall graceful fast-moving breed of dog with a long silky coat, originally used in Russia for hunting wolves
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Borzoi Maestro, trained by John Spearing for The Square Milers, made all for Sanders in the juvenile seller, whereas Noble Lady - trained by Sir Mark Prescott for Cheveley Park Stud - came from off the pace to beat Cape St Vincent by a length and a half in the six-furlong maiden.
Borzoi Maestro had only just been touched off in a race at Southwell three days earlier but at Wolverhampton he repaid the faith that Bridgwater had shown him when he took him on.
Higher-weighted horses have a good record in two-year-old handicaps and Borzoi Maestro has enjoyed better luck with the draw than the two above him.
Borzoi is the Russian word for swift and, therefore, appropriate for a dog bred by the Russian aristocracy for hunting.
Mark (1976), Borzoi (1979), New Belgrade Stories (1981)--and prose and poetry--Souls Bathe for the Last Time (1982).
Borzoi, a division of Knopf, for example, leads with Anne Rice's Memnoch the Devil, which according to some reviewers is a vampire book and according to others a religious book.
The eightweek-old cub had to be hand-reared at Kilverstone Wild Life Park, Norfolk, after being rejected by his mother, Borzoi Gold Dust for Christmas party pink sequin shimmer but staff made sure he had lots of TLC over the festive season.
The Kings Norton 39-yearold shed the weight so she could enjoy more outings with her beloved dog, a three-year-old Borzoi called Boris.
Hound breeds (413): Afghan Hounds 25, American English Coonhounds 2, American Foxhounds 2, Basenjis 19, Basset Hounds 8, Beagles (13") 12, Beagles (15") 19, Black and Tan Coonhounds 5, Bloodhounds 9, Bluetick Coonhounds 2, Borzoi 29, Dachshunds (Longhaired) 26, Dachshunds (Smooth) 27, Dachshunds (Wirehaired) 20, English Foxhounds 4, Greyhounds 9, Harriers 5, Ibizan Hounds 12, Irish Wolfhounds 11, Norwegian Elkhounds 12, Otterhounds 7, Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen 9, Pharaoh Hounds 16, Plotts 1, Redbone Coonhounds 7, Rhodesian Ridgebacks 50, Salukis 20, Scottish Deerhounds 5, Treeing Walker Coonhounds 13, Whippets 27.
Although instantly recognised as one of the most familiar racecourse faces in a near 30-year stint at top meetings in Britain, it is less appreciated that Winsor was also a noted horseman/work rider who, despite the achievements of the Warren Place aces named above, always maintained that unraced Borzoi was potentially the most dazzling jewel in the Cecil crown.
Those that were classed as "no-brainers" were the shih tzu, basset hound, mastiff, Pekingese, Irish setter, Borzoi, cavalier King Charles spaniel, bulldog, basenji and afore-mentioned Afghan hound.
Over the years, classical opera and ballet buffs have been stunned by some of her publicity antics that have included a brace of live falcons, swooping eagles, huge brooding Russian Borzoi hunting dogs, life-size elephants and - the coup de grace for many - a couple of bare-breasted strippers from the red light quarter of Odessa.