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Hortaya Borzaya Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Hortaya Borzaya so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginRussia Ukraine Belarus
Other Names
What other names does the Hortaya Borzaya have? The dog breed also known as...
Chort, Hort, Hrt, Chortaja borzaja, Xорт, Kурч, Kurtas
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Hortaya Borzaya recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Hortaya Borzaya recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Price
How much does the Hortaya Borzaya puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Hortaya Borzaya price:
Unknown
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General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Hortaya Borzaya size:
LargeGiant
Weight
How much does the Hortaya Borzaya weigh? Hortaya Borzaya weight:
Male: 61-75 pounds (28-34 kg), Female: 48-61 pounds (22-28 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Hortaya Borzaya? Hortaya Borzaya average weight:
Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26 kg)
Height
How tall is the Hortaya Borzaya? Hortaya Borzaya height:
Male: 26-30 inches (65-75 cm), Female: 24-28 inches (60-70 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Hortaya Borzaya average height:
Male: 28 inches (71.5 cm), Female: 26 inches (66 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Hortaya Borzaya have? What does this canine coat look like?
DenseStraightClose FittingElastic
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Hortaya Borzaya's coat?
WhiteCreamSableBlackRedBrindle
Grooming
How to groom the Hortaya Borzaya and how often?
Easy to groom: The Hortaya Borzaya doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Hortaya Borzaya is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Hortaya Borzaya dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Chort? Hortaya Borzaya shedding level:
Hortaya Borzayas shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Hortaya Borzaya have? What characteristics does the breed have?
ActiveFriendlyVigilantGentleTrainableIntelligentGuarding
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Hortaya Borzaya? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Hortaya Borzaya's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Hortaya Borzaya dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Hortaya Borzayas are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Hortaya Borzaya is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Hortaya Borzaya sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Hortaya Borzayas don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Hortaya Borzayas are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Chort need? Hortaya Borzaya social needs:
Hortaya Borzayas are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Hortaya Borzaya dogs bark a lot? Why does my Hort bark?
Average: The Hortaya Borzaya barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Hortaya Borzaya good as a watchdog?
Hortaya Borzayas are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Hortaya Borzayas will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Hortaya Borzaya dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Hortaya Borzayas are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Hortaya Borzaya bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Chort? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Hortaya Borzaya? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Hortaya Borzaya has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Hortaya Borzaya do?
Hortaya Borzayas have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Hortaya Borzayas need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Hortaya Borzaya to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Hortaya Borzaya roam?
Hortaya Borzayas have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Hortaya Borzaya have high prey drive?
Hortaya Borzayas have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Hortaya Borzaya dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Hortaya Borzaya good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Hortaya Borzayas are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle. They need to be outside in the garden, or you must walk them for a few hours every day.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Hortaya Borzayas adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Hortaya Borzayas do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where Hortaya Borzaya dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Hortaya Borzayas are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Hortaya Borzaya dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Hortaya Borzaya and children:
Hortaya Borzayas are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Hortaya Borzaya dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Hortaya Borzayas are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Hortaya Borzaya good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Hortaya Borzaya dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Hortaya Borzayas are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Hortaya Borzaya can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Hortaya Borzayas good office dogs? Do Hortaya Borzayas make good office friendly dogs? Can Hortaya Borzayas be office dogs?
No
Hortaya Borzaya is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Hortaya Borzaya dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Chort temperament with senior people? Are Hortaya Borzaya dogs good for elderly owners?
Hortaya Borzayas are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Hortaya Borzaya dogs get along with other pets? Are Hortaya Borzaya dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Hortaya Borzayas usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Hortaya Borzaya breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Hortaya Borzayas are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Hortaya Borzaya be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Hortaya Borzaya is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Hortaya Borzaya be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Hortaya Borzaya is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Hortaya Borzaya be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Hortaya Borzaya is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Hortaya Borzaya be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Hortaya Borzaya is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Hortaya Borzaya be a boat dog?
Not really
Hortaya Borzaya breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Hortaya Borzaya be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Hortaya Borzaya is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Hortaya Borzaya dogs have health problems?
Very healthy dog breed. The Hortaya Borzaya rarely meets with the veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Hortaya Borzaya dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Hortaya Borzaya be?
13-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Hortaya Borzaya breed hypoallergenic?
No
Hortaya Borzayas don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Hortaya Borzaya have?
Hortaya Borzayas are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Hortaya Borzaya dogs require per day?
Hortaya Borzayas need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Hortaya Borzayas are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Hortaya Borzaya need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
2.5 to 3.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Hortaya Borzaya risk for obesity:
Low to Average. The Hortaya Borzaya has a low to the average risk for obesity. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight change, consult your veterinarian to make a meal plan, and measure the Hortaya Borzaya's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Hortaya Borzaya has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Hortaya Borzaya drool?
The Hortaya Borzaya is a perfect example for low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the Hortaya Borzaya could be a good choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool less than others, just like the Hortaya Borzaya. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Hortaya Borzaya pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Hortaya Borzaya pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Hortaya Borzaya: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Hortaya Borzaya have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Hortaya Borzaya have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
6-8 puppies

Pros & Cons of Hortaya Borzaya

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Hortaya Borzaya's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Hortaya Borzayas are easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Very healthy dog breed.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Hortaya Borzaya doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Drooling tendency: The Hortaya Borzaya is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Low to Average.
  • Watchdog Ability: Hortaya Borzayas are good watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Hortaya Borzayas adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Dog Friendly: Hortaya Borzayas are very dog-friendly dogs.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Hortaya Borzayas don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Hortaya Borzayas are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Hortaya Borzayas have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Hortaya Borzayas do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Cat Friendly: Hortaya Borzayas are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Hortaya Borzaya is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Hortaya Borzayas are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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