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    The Borzoi are very like Greyhounds personality-wise. And yep, Boxerini they are the tall, long coated ones. They come in all colours from white to black, red, cream, grey, brindle etc but parti coloured is most commonly seen.

    They are laid back and like to sleep most of the time, with a few zoomie laps of the yard every now and then. Easy to fence in, they don't jump or climb (there are exceptions to everything I guess but I haven't personally met them yet!). I brush them when I wash them, every couple of weeks.

    Their devotion blows me away. My boy loves nothing more than sleeping on my feet, or under my desk if I'm working! They think they're lap dogs even when they weigh over 40kg - and are super affectionate. They give the best hugs. I just adore them.

    The Salukis are more like princesses - yes even the boys! They are amazingly gentle dogs, and fiercely devoted to their humans in an almost cat-like, independent way. And agile!! They can climb or jump most things. Our girl can walk around the edge of the frame on the trampoline like a tightrope!
    If you ask them, the world revolves around them. They like things their way. You just have to have their bed right, and the right food for whatever mood they're in today etc... They are good at sulking if things aren't right.

    Salukis are certainly much more challenging to live with, and I wouldn't recommend them to people starting out in sighthounds. Borzoi I'd recommend to anyone but with due caution with regard to buying from the right place - like with any dog I suppose there are good and not so good breeders and I have heard of some shyness and snappiness in certain quarters - again similar to Greys, I think much of it is environmental.
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    As always just adore looking at your dogs Nat!! Stunning!
    That mud pic though,the first one,is probably the best I've seen yet! The expression is priceless
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    The "Can I come on the couch now please?" face??



    My girls are monsters for mud. If we have a dry spell they wait for a heavy dew, lie about in that and then get in dust patches under trees so they get muddy. Lucky it falls off them so well and they look preyy much white again the next day!

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    Great pics Natty, thanks for sharing! It's about time we had some more. I just realised Boris has a 'W' on his side...

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    Nooooo, don't show me any more pics! I am shutting my eyes and repeating the words.....No, No, No. I keep reminding myself of all the pesky weeds like Farmers Friend that will tangle in their coat and feathering.

    I do not want one, I do not want one.

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    They are so beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    Nooooo, don't show me any more pics! I am shutting my eyes and repeating the words.....No, No, No. I keep reminding myself of all the pesky weeds like Farmers Friend that will tangle in their coat and feathering.
    Seeds do stick in the saluki toes where they have soft hair, and in their ear fringes. But they just don't stick in the borzoi coat, very little does... Maybe I shouldn't tell you that!! We've had awful seeds around this year and only dramas with the saluki toes.

    After years of having afghans I just adore it - sometimes I get sticks or some poo in trousers... but nothing huge or dramatic that can't be plucked out or have a quick spot wash with the hose!

    I washed the 3 borzoi yesterday afternoon. Their last bath was about 6 weeks ago with nothing in between. I only had to untangle one stick and seed pod from my boy's trousers - no other knots. They live out most of the time, coming inside is a treat.

    I'll get some more pics while they're still clean - they're practically glowing in the dark at the moment!!

    I think their coats are better with minimal attention, they're all too often overgroomed in the show ring. It's very silky soft and gets stripped and broken too short with excess brushing and blowdrying. I like it hanging in soft waves...

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    beautiful fur kids...i am really surprised that the beautiful coats are not more work, i think my girl would be more work, we brush almost every day!!

    thanks for sharing the photos!

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    Nooooooooooo. Don't tell me that!

    No seriously if it wasn't for the ticks I'd consider it coat and all.

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    Thaaaaaaaankyou!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Gorgeous gorgeous animals
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