Borzoi Doberman Mix

Borzoi Doberman Mix

When it comes to beautiful dog breeds, Borzois are one of the best. They are a breed of dog that is not very well known, in comparison to other breeds. However, they are fantastic, especially when bred and mixed with other breeds.

A particularly interesting dog is a Borzoi Doberman mix. In the grand scheme of things, this is not a popular mix of dogs to breed, but it works particularly well. They are both headstrong dogs that are loyal to their owners.

The mix of breeds creates beautiful looking litter of puppies, that contains traits from both breeds of dog. How much of each of the dog’s traits they have is difficult to determine with mixed breeds, and as a result every individual puppy will be different.

In this article, we will be discussing this specific mixed breed, and providing all the information needed about them to give you a better understanding of this dog.

Borzoi Background

To begin with, let’s take a closer look at the background information of a Borzoi, to give you a better understanding of what this breed is like. A borzoi is a hunting dog, originating from Russia. They are a sight hunting breed of dog, and can visually track their prey.

Due to their genetics, they have particularly good eyesight, and they also have a high prey drive and hunting instinct. This means that they are a high energy breed of dog that requires a lot of exercise and walking. If they do not receive this, they can very quickly become destructive in the home, especially if they are left alone for long periods.

Borzoi Doberman Mix
Alert Borzoi

The Russian aristocracy were known for breeding Borzois, and they played a huge role in the Russian Revolution of 1917, where they were taught to hunt wolves.

While a Borzoi is a beautiful breed of dog to own, it is useful for owners to have a level of understanding when it comes to the breed and their needs, especially as they are a larger sized dog. They need to be cared for correctly and trained in the correct way.

The height of a Borzoi is around 30 inches (0.76 m), and they can weigh up to 100 pounds (ca. 45 kg). They typically live for up to 10 years.

Doberman Background

Borzoi Doberman Mix
Doberman Pinscher Pair

A Doberman Pinscher is a breed of dog that originates from the Thuringia district of Germany. They are a very proud looking breed that are well known for their loyalty to their owners. This makes them naturally gifted at guarding, and protecting people and their properties.

When it comes to the personality of a Doberman Pinscher, they are strong willed, and an owner will need to have experience with training dogs in order for the Doberman to be well behaved. While they can be strong-willed they are still very loving, and affectionate dogs to own, and they make great companions and family pets.

A Doberman is a fairly large dog, typically reaching around 28 inches (0.71 m) in height. Similar to a Borzoi, they can weigh up to 100 pounds (ca. 45 kg), and they live slightly longer, for up to 13 years.

Borzoi Doberman Mix

When thinking about a Borzoi Doberman mix, the personality traits of the dog can be quite varied. However, as they are both fairly strong minded and willed, this can be expected from a Borzoi Doberman mix.

You will find that the dog will be particularly loyal, and also protective, and they will likely be rather inquisitive too. They benefit from receiving a lot of socialization and training from a young age. This helps ensure that their behavior stays in check, and they respond well to positive reinforcement.

Care

When owning a mixed breed dog, you need to take into consideration the potential health problems that may arise from both sides of the genetics. The main health complications this mix can suffer from is progressive retinal atrophy, and joint dysplasia.

In addition to this, a common illness can be digestive issues such as bloat. As this is a common illness, it is important that you ensure you are feeding the dog the correct diet. This will help ensure that the bloating doesn’t occur, and it will be far better for the dog’s digestive system.

The grooming requirements for this mix are fairly minimal. You will need to regularly brush the dog if it has a Borzoi coat, and it is useful to know that they can shed a reasonable amount of fur.

Both of these dogs are high energy, and this is why walking them is so important. You will need to ensure the Borzoi Doberman mix is being walked for a good distance daily, and that they have a good amount of mental stimulus too. This will help to prevent any destructive behavior in the home.

Training

The training needs to be taught as a puppy and followed through into adulthood. As this mix can be quite strong willed, you need to have the time and patience needed to ensure the dog is learning the commands correctly.

Having a previous knowledge of training dogs is useful for this breed, and if you are new to training, seeking the help from a professional dog trainer would be useful to you. Even so, both breeds are intelligent and quick to learn commands.

Final Thoughts

We hope you have found this article useful. As you can see, this is a strong will mixed breed. However, a Borzoi Doberman mix is such a joy to own. They are loyal, loving and intelligent dogs. Not only this, but they make great companions and family pets too.

If you are looking into this breed, it is recommended that you have a level of experience when it comes to owning larger dogs and the training process. This will make owning the dog easier and smooth sailing for you.

For owners looking for a fantastic large breed of dog, we would certainly recommend this mix as they make great pets.

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