Horten

Hortaya Borzaya

FCI non-recognized breed

Conventional classification : FCI Group 10: Sighthounds

Section 3 : Short-haired Sighthounds

Utilization: It is used on all game living in the steppe, especially for hunting hares, foxes, wolves and hoofed animals. Unlike most Sighthounds, the Hortaya does not hunt using sight alone; it often will track game, which it has lost sight of, using its well-developed sense of smell.

The Hortaya is one of the oldest dog breed, developed over the centuries in the south of Russia. It’s related to the oriental group of Sighthounds and has its origin from acient Asian Sighthounds. The Hortaya is very active and intelligent showing  good skills of basic obedience and endurance.