The results of philanthropy are always beyond calculation. - Mary Ritter Beard

Why Do We Need Another Borzoi Charity?

Thank you for your interest in the Borzoi Health and Welfare Foundation!

The purpose of the BHWF is to provide fanciers with tax deductible charitable outlets for research into the overall health and welfare of the breed, and also solutions to provide aid to members of our community in case of fire, flood, tragedy or other disaster.

We felt that there was a gap in fundraising efforts for health research and breed welfare issues, and after years of collaboration with multiple breeders, veterinarians, fanciers, and rescuers, the BHWF was created to fulfill those specific needs with one tax deductible solution.

The Borzoi Health and Welfare Foundation is organized and shall be operated exclusively for charitable, scientific, and educational purposes within the guidelines of the 501(c)3 section of the Internal Revenue Code. The BHWF is organized as a Texas Non-Profit Corporation, and is an IRS 501(c)3 charitable foundation.

We appreciate your interest, and hope that you will actively engage in supporting our beloved hounds!



Borzoi are considered a giant breed ranging in size from 27" to 33" inches at the shoulders and weighing between 60 and 100 pounds as adults. Despite their size, they are
a graceful and gentle breed, devoted to family.

In order to keep our hounds healthy, it is recommended that they be tested for genetic issues related to eyes, heart, and thyroid before considering them as breeding stock.
It is also strongly advised to test for DM (Degenerative Myelopathy), a debilitating disease that causes gradual paralysis.

The BHWF is committed to serving the health interests of the borzoi community through ongoing tax-deductible fundraising efforts.


2018 - Through generous donations, BHWF funded the
initial cost of the UC Davis Genetic Diversity Study

2019 - Auction fundraiser to assist Jackie Corsette

2019 - Auction fundraiser to assist Di Ryde