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General Breed Information

The Chortaj, also known as the Hortaya Borzaya, is an Asian dog breed that has been in existence for several centuries already. Dogs of this breed were developed in the steppes north of the Black Sea, after they spread westwards from the mountains of Afghanistan. These dogs were bred in various areas of Ukraine, Russia, and Kazakhstan. In 1951, the USSR created the first standard for the Chortaj. Today, the Russian Kynological Federation, which is the national Russian FCI member association, is in charge of maintaining the breed standard. There are approximately 2,5000 to 3,500 specimens of this breed worldwide.

The Chortaj can be large to very large in size. There are five distinct types of this breed, with many subtypes. Male dogs of this breed have a height of 26 to 30 inches, while females have a height that ranges from 24 to 28 inches. These dogs are heavier than they look. They have a short, dense fur that can come in a wide variety of colours. The acceptable coat colours for this breed include white, red, sable, brindle, black, and cream of all shades. These dogs can have a solid colour or piebald. They can also have a black mask and a black overlay, or red, tan, and gray markings.

The life span of these dogs depend largely on how they are used. Disregarding the dangers of the hunt, these dogs can live for around 14 to 15 years.

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