Russian Greyhound Borzoi Pattern now is at my new shop StitchersLand. Borzoi also called the Russian wolfhound. “Borzoi” means “fast” translating from an archaic Russian adjective. These noble hunting dogs are fairly quiet, barking on rare occasions. As for their nature, they are gentle and highly sensitive with a natural respect for humans. Borzois do not generally show dominance or aggression towards people. Typically, they are rather reserved with strangers but affectionate with people they know well. What is more, they are very intelligent dogs with independent characters.