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    Sold, I'll take two please.

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    I'll second that, MAC. Nattylou, they sound like a wonderful breed. What about their diet, noise level, etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post
    Easy to live with yes. They are like a greyhound. That is, laid back and easygoing. They don't typically jump fences (usually four foot is more than enough), chew things up or dig lots of holes. They do sleep alot, climb in your lap when you sit on the ground, and love going for a half hour walk or run at the local park if you get a chance, otherwise a good game of fetch or tug of war in the backyard is plenty - then they go back to sleep.

    We have crossbred rescue dogs with us every now and then and are always amazed at how full-on the average dog is... ours are big and beautiful but very easy to have around.

    They are also more devoted than I ever expected before I actually owned them. They have a passionate devotion to their people, and they rest their head on you and look up at you with big dark eyes that melt your soul...

    And yes they have coats, but they need little attention. Seeds don't stick in them, although sticks sometimes do in the long trousers or manes of the males. But they're easy to see and take out. Otherwise a bath and brush every month or so keep them in beautiful condition. Overbrushing breaks their coat and wrecks it. The less you fuss with them the better they look!!

    The only challenge I ever see with them is occasionally the young entire males will push their boundaries and try for dominance. They really only need to be sternly spoken to to be pulled into line - they can be a bit cheeky. But I think it's a testosterone thing and not necessarily a breed thing, undesexed males in any breed need careful mangement sometimes.

    Oh, and size - upwards of 31 inches at the shoulder for males, an inch of two shorter for females.
    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    Sold, I'll take two please.
    Amen to that!!

    Quote Originally Posted by silvershadowwolf24 View Post
    I'll second that, MAC. Nattylou, they sound like a wonderful breed. What about their diet, noise level, etc?

    And how easy are they to train? They sound like my dream dog!!

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    *cunning plan begins to formulate*...if I make a coat for the greys out of a flokati rug they'll look JUST like a 'Zoi......any takers?

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    I'll take two please GAG.

    My plan is to always have a big dog around, I think it's good for the Whippet puppies, if I wasn't into showing I'd have a Greyhound but when I think Greyhound I always think rescue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belle View Post
    Here's an idea,

    why don't you have a look at the breed section of the forum, a couple of years ago I posted information on each breed in the section which consisted of their temperament, exercise and how demanding they are etc.
    The forum has only been up since December 2008
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    Interesting, in another thread it stated July 2008. ???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Interesting, in another thread it stated July 2008. ???
    My mistake

    Wrong forum
    Education not Legislation

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    My mistake

    Wrong forum
    I joined September 2008, Morgans join date was June 2008..

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    My own cunning plans to convert everyone to Borzoi ownership is coming to fruition!!

    Noise levels: they guard bark. Otherwise they are generally quiet.

    Food, they grow up until their fourth year, so slow growth foods, with attention to calcium levels are the norm. Once they start to slow down at around around two years they are usually on 3 -4 cups of dry food a day each, with some meaty bones like a chicken frame or two. I have to watch their weight a little as they like their food. Norm for males is around 45kg and upwards, females start around 38g or so.

    They love the cold weather, and will happily sleep out sprawled on frosty ground! No mulitple coats like the poor thinskinned Greys! Their coats are designed to withstand Siberian cold so are pretty impressive insulators.
    They also love coming inside on the couch or near a fire, but can overheat fast. There are lots in Queensland so they must do ok in the warmer climates as well.

    Training: recall isn't always a strong point, especially if there are rabbits around. It's a sighthound thing! Generally they are pretty good though. One of my girls is very blonde, a gentle soul but just not that bright. But my boy is very switched on and does well at unofficial obedience (I'd like to trial him one day - if I ever have time spare!). They're more easily trainable than some of the more independent natured sighthounds like Saluki and Afghans.

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