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.:Ha.ppy. - Birth.:.daY:- by Dezzoi .:Ha.ppy. - Birth.:.daY:- by Dezzoi
It's m'dog's birthday today. He is now 4 years old and for his present I'm giving him......a bath. That's right. A bath.

model: Vladimir the cornbread
photo taken by: rocket firing Boba Fett AKA me
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:iconcapitanarecondita:
CapitanaRecondita Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional
I love it!!!!!!! :)
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:iconlordfell:
Lordfell Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Is Vladamir a borzoi?
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:icondezzoi:
Dezzoi Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yes he is
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Lordfell Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
He's so cute, especially with his ears perked up like that. I actually want a borzoi, once I get my own place, but don't really know anything of their temperment. ^^; I want to know, are they particularly enthusiastic dogs that need to be walked a lot?
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Dezzoi Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
aww they are great dogs. :heart:
They aren't a hyper breed...nor are they lazy...they sort of know how to be lazy when it's needed (like in the house) and when they are outside they are very athletic. A good 45 min walk a day should suffice as long as they get to run off leash at least twice a week.
I rarely do leash walking around the block with Vlad...I take him out to the desert all the time for his walks where I don't need a leash and he can chase rabbits and coyotes.
I like them because they are general very well mannered and calm for their size...but extremely athletic for being so huge! They are also a very loyal breed but can be aloof with strangers (which actually isn't a bad thing in my book). :heart:
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Lordfell Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You take him out in the desert? Wow! Where do you live? And you're lucky that the coyotes run away from you there, over here they are inshane... literally. They've cross bred with wolves over the years and now they're big and attack people, even killed some in the past... but anyway this isn't about coyotes! XD

My only problem is I'm wondering if I'd be too lazy for them, I could take them for a half an hour walk on most days but is that enough?
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Dezzoi Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I live in Las Vegas, NV. There is open desert all around this city. The coyotes around your area sound nuts. XDDD! Sounds like you need a big dog by your side.
Vladimir has chased a lot of animals around here: jack rabbits, coyotes, elk, mountain lion. Everything. :)

half an hour walk on most days will be enough for a moderate amount of time. They need to run at their fastest at least twice a week. They were born to run. It's like having a bird and not letting it fly. It's in their blood and you can just see it radiating in their eyes. They are hunters and athletes. If they go too long without running, they can snap a tendon or injure themselves when they do run.
If you have lure coursing events in your area, I would consider joining some groups to participate in lure coursing with your borzoi.

Here is a video of my borzoi doing one of his favorite out door activities:
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Just be aware though that most do still have their prey drive...meaning most won't think twice about killing something small and furry and fast if they get the chance. That may be your neighbors cat or chihuahua if you're not too careful. Just a main concern about the breed.

Here's some videos of borzoi running off leash and hunting...basically doing what they were bred for:
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I actually take Vlad out many times to do this same thing. He enjoys it so much...
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Lena-Chann Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow look at that skinny face/feet/legs/dog!
I love it :O It's such a uniqyue breed.
Do you know the differences between these and saluki? (spelling :<) I guess they just have longer hair?
Both awesome though.
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Dezzoi Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Well, they were bred to have long legs, obviously to run faster and their muzzles are really long so they could get a bigger, better grip on their prey. :XD:
Yes, the saluki and borzoi are very different breeds. The saluki's features are much more toned down then those of the borzoi, much less exaggerated. In real life side by side they are totally different, especially size. The borzoi is a much much larger dog. My borzoi is nearly twice the size of my friends two salukis and is a good 30-40 pounds heavier.
They can look similar if you don't know them. But, it similar to the different between a rottweiler and doberman. :XD:

Thanks!
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Lena-Chann Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I see ! Yea Iv'e only seen them on aniaml planet :<
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TheBlueOwlFoxNinja Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
He is a very handsome dog. :)
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:icondezzoi:
Dezzoi Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank nyah!
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TheBlueOwlFoxNinja Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Your welcome. :)
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seezone Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student General Artist
does he even likes bath x'D
my dogs are actually afraid of the bath itself without water if they knew i would give them bath for their birthday they would probably die xD
oh and, vlad is adorable as always C:
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:icondezzoi:
Dezzoi Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
lol no x)
I made sure from day one that he wouldn't make a fuss over them. He just stands there and makes the whole process easy. I can't stand to have a dirty dog. ick...
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seezone Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student General Artist
I can't either! when you pull your hand in their fur and then you just look at it, all dirty with gross smelling ew xD
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Firethrill Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Late Happy Birthday Vladimir :heart:
*sigh* He's so awesome
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:icondezzoi:
Dezzoi Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks ^^
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:iconart-fromthe-heart:
ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Awwww, hope they like baths. XD If not, bad birthday present! Vladimir is so cute!
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:icondezzoi:
Dezzoi Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
hehe thanks ^^
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:iconindiansummers:
IndianSummers Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy birthday,sweet Vladimir ! :hug: He's such a gorgeous Borzoi :love:
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:icondezzoi:
Dezzoi Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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SkairaKamiNoKaze Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
he is beautiful :)
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:icondezzoi:
Dezzoi Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconnala91:
Nala91 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww Vladddddy happy birthday you adorable dog.
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:icondezzoi:
Dezzoi Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconpuppyakamaru:
PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awww, look at that face.
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:icondezzoi:
Dezzoi Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
yush...look at eet.
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TigerzFanz Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
Tell Vladimir I said Happy Birthday to him and did he see my drawing of him?
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:icondezzoi:
Dezzoi Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you ^^
lol yeah he just stared at me XD
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TigerzFanz Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
So he liked?
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:icondezzoi:
Dezzoi Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
jess ^^
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ProfessorPemzini Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wait...........................I feel bad even leaving that last comment, even for a JK. *Kronk's voice* I mean, specially not on his BIRFDAY.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY YA BIG GOOBAH!
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:icondezzoi:
Dezzoi Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Are you kidding me? Vladimir said that's the best birthday comment he's ever gotten...and he doesn't want you to get mad, but he bought that rocket firing boba fett for 17 grand.
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ProfessorPemzini Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
photo taken by: rocket firing Boba Fett AKA mephoto taken by: rocket firing Boba Fett AKA mephoto taken by: rocket firing Boba Fett AKA mephoto taken by: rocket firing Boba Fett AKA mephoto taken by: rocket firing Boba Fett AKA mephoto taken by: rocket firing Boba Fett AKA mephoto taken by: rocket firing Boba Fett AKA mephoto taken by: rocket firing Boba Fett AKA mephoto taken by: rocket firing Boba Fett AKA mephoto taken by: rocket firing Boba Fett AKA mephoto taken by: rocket firing Boba Fett AKA mephoto taken by: rocket firing Boba Fett AKA mephoto taken by: rocket firing Boba Fett AKA mephoto taken by: rocket firing Boba Fett AKA mephoto taken by: rocket firing Boba Fett AKA me

Oh...guess the pic is okay.

Sign,
The Mad Bubbler Mythical Toy.
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:icondezzoi:
Dezzoi Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Why are you commenting on the internet in plain sight where mere mortals can see you?
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:iconcarnaugh:
Carnaugh Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
C'mon, it's your birthday... Why the long face?
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xXBlueGurlXx Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
its my dogs birthday today too haha... Vlad is such a beautiful borzoi
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:icondezzoi:
Dezzoi Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Happy Birthday to your dowggie!
Thank you ^^
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Malovanefox Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist
He is so gorgeous!

I have no more to say. Except you take really nice photo's of your dog. My dog is very un-photogenic.
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:icondezzoi:
Dezzoi Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks ^^
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9tailsfoxyfoxy Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oooooo I dont think he likes that present heheheheh :iconhurrhurrplz: OOOOO NICE CHOICES OF EFFECTS 8DD The glowing red and darkish bg makes vladimir just POP, Im not sure why...mmmbut it does okay? dont question me...fuuu X'D hehe in history class we where learning about some rulers and stuff, and then the name Vladimir pops up as a Kiev king, and Im like OH SNAP! dezzois dog is aristocratic!! :iconohsnap-plz: and man he's sure fitting for it ^w^ he looks wonderfull in your photos :D :D I send my happy birthday wishes to him ^w^
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Dezzoi Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
LMAO XDDD
lol yeah, I ALWAYS laugh when I see the name Vladimir pop up in history books and shiz. XDDD I'm like, "OOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHH!!!" Doo, it's so awesome.

TANK OOO FOR DE COMMENTO!!!!
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9tailsfoxyfoxy Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
HEHEH I BET! I BET!! XDDD

AND OF COURSE FAIR DEZZOI!:bow:
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Falconpunch3 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
AHAHAHA! I would have made him a meat cake and meet cookies. :3
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Dezzoi Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
and then he would have diarrhead all over my carpet.
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Falconpunch3 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nuuuh. Meat cake(meat loaf) and meat cookies(breaded pork chops) are the bestest.
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:icondezzoi:
Dezzoi Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
They may be good but anything like that would give almost any dog the shits.
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Falconpunch3 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hmmm. My dogs must have been cast from boron, because they could any ANYTHING and be perfectly fine. I rarely gave human food to my animals, but I would cook for them here and there.
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reynardfox Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Happy birthday, Vladimir! Such a pretty dog he is. :heart:
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