A Borzoi, also known as Russian Wolfhound, is not a dog you meet often while out and about in the UK: the Kennel Club registered only 100 of these dogs last year. Bred as companions for the Russian aristocracy, these unusual dogs are even rarer to find in rescues. Yet, the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home staff is now looking after a stunning Borzoi called Byron, who happens to be the first of his breed to wind up in the rescue in almost ten years.

Battersea’s Head of Canine Behaviour and Training Ali Taylor said, “We haven’t seen a Borzoi come through our doors since 2008. Our Lord Byron is a beautiful lad and he’s got a gorgeous temperament too. Whoever takes him home will have a wonderful companion, and they’ll no doubt find themselves being stopped in the park by people wanting to know all about their majestic pet.”

According to the staff, four-year-old Byron is shy and sweet-natured, loves people and gets on well with other dogs. His good nature and stunning looks will hopefully win him the perfect forever home. If you want to know more about Byron, or think you could be the right person to give him that home, visit Battersea’s website.

Images by Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

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