Hortaya Borzayas are shorthaired Asian sighthound breed originating in the former Russian Empire. It is a dog of large robust build, of considerably elongated proportions. It has a piercing sight, capable of seeing a moving object at a very far distance. In spite of its calm temperament the dog has a very active reaction to running game. Hortaya are excellent, enduring hunting dogs endowed with a good, basic obedience and completely lacking aggression towards humans.