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Name Silken Windhound Greyhound Borzoi
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Silken English Greyhound Barzoi
Psovoi
Russkaya Psovaya Borzaya
Russian Wolfhound
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Silken Windhound vs Greyhound vs Borzoi breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Silken Windhound vs Greyhound vs Borzoi Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Silken Windhound or Greyhound or Borzoi? Which is more expensive?
$800-$1000 $500-$800 $1000-$1200
Availability
Which is easier to get, Silken Windhound or Greyhound or Borzoi?
Average: The Silken Windhound is a commonly available dog breed.
Frequent: The Greyhound is easier than average to get.
Frequent: The Borzoi is easier than average to get.

Silken Windhound vs Greyhound vs Borzoi Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Silken Windhound or Greyhound or Borzoi? Which is the smallest dog, Silken Windhound or Greyhound or Borzoi?
Medium Giant Large
Giant
Weight
Which is heavier, Silken Windhound or Greyhound or Greyhound? Silken Windhound vs Greyhound vs Borzoi weight comparison:
Female: 22-45 pounds (10-20 kg), Male: 33-55 pounds (15-25 kg) Male: 65-80 pounds (29-36 kg), Female: 60-70 pounds (27-31 kg) Male: 75-105 pounds (34-48 kg), Female: 60-90 pounds (27-41kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Female: 33.5 pounds (15 kg), Male: 44 pounds (20 kg) Male: 72.5 pounds (32.5 kg), Female: 65 pounds (29 kg) Male: 90 pounds (41 kg), Female: 75 pounds (34 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Silken Windhound or Greyhound or Borzoi? Silken Windhound vs Greyhound vs Borzoi height comparison:
18-23.5 inches (46-60 cm) Male: 28-30 inches (71-76 cm), Female: 27-28 inches (68-71 cm) Male: 28 inches (71 cm), Female: 26 inches (66 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
18-23.5 inches (53 cm) Male: 29 inches (73.5 cm), Female: 27.5 inches (69.5 cm) Male: 28 inches (71 cm), Female: 26 inches (66 cm)

Silken Windhound vs Greyhound vs Borzoi Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Silken Windhound vs Greyhound vs Borzoi coat comparison:
Silky Fine Feathered
Colors
What are the original Silken Windhound, Greyhound and Borzoi color?
Brown
Red
White
Tan
Gray
Silver
Black
Gray
White
Blue
Red
Black
Cream
Red
White
Brindle
Sable
Black
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Silken Windhound or Greyhound or Borzoi? Silken Windhound vs Greyhound vs Borzoi grooming comparison:
Average: The Silken Windhound requires average grooming effort.
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Effortless: The Greyhound requires minimal grooming.
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Advanced: The Borzoi requires a lot of grooming.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Silken Windhound or Greyhound or Borzoi? Silken Windhound or Greyhound or {name3 shedding:
Silken Windhound dogs shed moderately.
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Greyhound dogs shed moderately.
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Borzoi dogs are heavy shedders.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Silken Windhound or Greyhound or Borzoi?
2-3 weeks
Frequent. This breed has high-maintenance hair and may require a bath every 2-3 weeks.
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3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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6-8 weeks
Rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one.
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Silken Windhound vs Greyhound vs Borzoi Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Silken Windhound or Greyhound or Borzoi? Silken Windhound vs Greyhound vs Borzoi behavior/temperament comparison:
Affectionate
Familiar
Playful
Loving
Companionable
Friendly
Trusting
Intelligent
Affectionate
Outright
Tempered
Gentle
Athletic
Quiet
Athletic
Independent
Quiet
Gentle
Intelligent
Respectful
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Silken Windhound vs Greyhound vs Borzoi intelligence:
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Low: The Borzoi is one of the dog breeds that have the lowest degree of obedience intelligence.
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Trainability
Silken Windhound vs Greyhound vs Borzoi trainability comparison.
Silken Windhound dogs are easy to train.
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Greyhound dogs are easy to train.
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Borzoi dogs are easy to train.
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Playfulness
Silken Windhound vs Greyhound vs Borzoi playfulness comparison:
Average: Silken Windhounds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Average: Greyhounds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Average: Borzois, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Sensitive: Greyhound dogs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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Sensitive: Borzoi dogs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Silken Windhound vs Greyhound vs Borzoi?
Average to High: Silken Windhound dogs are highly affectionate dogs.
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High: Greyhound dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Average: Borzoi dogs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
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Social Needs
Silken Windhound vs Greyhound vs Borzoi social needs comparison:
Silken Windhound dogs need for social interaction is average.
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Greyhound dogs need for social interaction is average.
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Borzoi dogs need for social interaction is average.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Silken Windhound vs Greyhound vs Borzoi?
Low to Average: The Silken Windhound rarely barks.
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Low: The Greyhound barks none to minimal.
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Low: The Borzoi barks none to minimal.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Silken Windhound or Greyhound or Borzoi?
Silken Windhound dogs are not the best watchdogs.
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Greyhound dogs are average watchdogs.
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Borzoi dogs are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Silken Windhound or Greyhound or Borzoi? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Silken Windhound dogs are not the best to protect their territory.
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Greyhound dogs can't provide protection for their territory.
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Borzoi dogs can't provide protection for their territory.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Silken Windhound has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Greyhound has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Borzoi has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Silken Windhound or Greyhound or Borzoi?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Silken Windhound bite force: Ordinary.

Above 400 PSI 🔼

Greyhound bite force: The Strongest.

Above 400 PSI 🔼

Borzoi bite force: The Strongest.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Silken Windhound vs Greyhound vs Borzoi mouthiness comparison:
Silken Windhound dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Greyhound dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Borzoi dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
The wanderlust potential of the Silken Windhound is strong enough to escape from home.
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Greyhound dogs have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
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The wanderlust potential of the Borzoi is strong enough to escape from home.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Silken Windhound dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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Greyhound dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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Borzoi dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Silken Windhound or Greyhound or Borzoi?
Very house-friendly dog the Silken Windhound breed.
Very house-friendly dog the Greyhound breed.
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Borzoi indoors.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Silken Windhound dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Greyhound dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Average: Borzoi dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Silken Windhound or Greyhound or Borzoi?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.

Silken Windhound vs Greyhound vs Borzoi Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Silken Windhound or Greyhound or Borzoi? Which dog is more friendly?
Silken Windhound dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Greyhound dogs are very stranger-friendly dogs.
Borzoi dogs are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Silken Windhound dogs are generally with other pets.
Greyhound dogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Borzoi dogs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Silken Windhound or Greyhound or Borzoi?
Silken Windhound dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Greyhound dogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Borzoi dogs are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Silken Windhound or Greyhound or Borzoi?
Silken Windhound dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Greyhound dogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Borzoi dogs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Silken Windhound or Greyhound or Borzoi?
Silken Windhound dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Greyhound dogs are very dog-friendly dogs.
Borzoi dogs are not dog-friendly.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Silken Windhound vs Greyhound vs Borzoi?
Yes
Silken Windhound dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Greyhound dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Borzoi dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Silken Windhound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Greyhound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Borzoi is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Silken Windhounds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Greyhounds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Borzois are not the best breed for elderly people.

Silken Windhound vs Greyhound vs Borzoi Health Comparison

Health Issues
Silken Windhound vs Greyhound vs Borzoi health comparison. Which is the healthier: Silken Windhound vs Greyhound vs Borzoi?
Silken Windhounds tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Greyhound is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Borzoi is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Silken Windhound vs Greyhound vs Borzoi? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Silken Windhound vs Greyhound vs Borzoi health problems comparison:
No data available Allergies
Alopecia
Bloat
Cancer
Cataracts
Cold Intolerance
Heart Murmurs
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Musculoskeletal Injuries
Osteoarthritis
Osteosarcoma
Pannus
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Sensitivity To Anesthesia
Vitreous Degeneration
Anesthesia Sensitivity
Bloat
Dental Problems
Elbow Dysplasia
Heart Problems
Hip Dysplasia
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Patellar Luxation
Thyroid Disorder
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Frequent
The Silken Windhound should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Average
The Greyhound should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Borzoi should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Silken Windhound vs Greyhound vs Borzoi lifespan comparison. How long do Silken Windhound, Greyhound and Borzoi breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
16-20 years
The average lifespan of Silken Windhound: 18 years
9-13 years
The average lifespan of Greyhound: 11 years
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Borzoi: 11 years
Hypoallergenic
Silken Windhound vs Greyhound vs Borzoi hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Silken Windhound or Greyhound or Borzoi? Silken Windhound vs Greyhound vs Borzoi energy level comparison:
Silken Windhound dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Greyhound dogs have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Borzoi dogs have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Silken Windhound vs Greyhound vs Borzoi exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Silken Windhound or Greyhound or Borzoi? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Silken Windhound dogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Greyhound dogs exercise need is minimal.
Borzoi dogs have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Silken Windhound or Greyhound or Borzoi?
Silken Windhound dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Greyhound dogs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Borzoi dogs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Silken Windhound or Greyhound or Borzoi?
1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Males: 2.5 to 4 cups; Females: 1.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 4 to 7 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Silken Windhound vs Greyhound vs Borzoi weight gain potential comparison:
Low: The Silken Windhound has good luck with genetics.
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Average: The Greyhound has an average risk for obesity.
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Low to Average: The Borzoi has a low to the average risk for obesity.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Silken Windhound vs Greyhound vs Borzoi?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Silken Windhound can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Borzoi can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Silken Windhound vs Greyhound vs Borzoi?

Medium

The Silken Windhound has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Greyhound has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Borzoi has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Silken Windhound is an average drooler.
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The Greyhound is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
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The Borzoi is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Silken Windhound vs Greyhound vs Borzoi As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Silken Windhound or Greyhound or Borzoi? Which is better for autism?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Silken Windhound vs Greyhound vs Borzoi?

Not really

Silken Windhound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Greyhound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Borzoi breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Fighting Dog / Military Dog

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Silken Windhound vs Greyhound vs Borzoi Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Litter Size
How many puppies can Silken Windhound and Greyhound and Borzoi have?
4-6 puppies 1-12 puppies 1-11 puppies

Silken Windhound vs Greyhound vs Borzoi Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1891 as a Hound breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Sighthounds group, in the Short-haired Sighthounds section. Recognized by FCI in the Sighthounds group, in the Long-haired or fringed Sighthounds section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
No data available American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
No data available

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