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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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