Borzoi have a most wonderful temperament. They are generally very quiet dogs who rarely bark. Borzoi are very sensitive and conscious o the emotions of their handlers to whom they develop tight knit relationships. They are very gentle and play very well with others. Energetic as puppies, older borzoi notoriously age into coach potatoes who love some peace and quiet- that is until its play time. Many believe borzoi to be one of the most polite dog breeds as well, being well attuned to their surrounds despite their large size.