The Borzoi also called the Russian wolfhound, is a breed of domestic dog. it is similar in shape to a greyhound. Graceful and elegant, the Borzoi retains these qualities while standing or moving. As a running hound, this breed is fit for hunting fierce, big game in extremely cold climates. The silky, long coat of the hound, meanwhile, can be either curly or flat and wavy, thus protecting the dog from snow and cold weather. The Borzoi is normally good with kids, but its playfulness may not meet the expectations of some. Shy with strangers, some Borzoi is also quite timid. The Borzoi is a true example of a quiet and good-natured indoor house dog. When outdoors, the dog races wildly and even chases small, running animals. The hound is considered independent as well as sensitive in nature.