Tasy: Personality, Exercise, Health
(Tazy, Mid-Asiatic Borzois)
Group: Hound; Sighthound.
Also Known As: Tazi,
Tazy, Mid-Asiatic Borzoi
Origin of the Breed
The Tasy has been a very
special dog for its owners and has also been
known to keep their owners free from starvation.
Sadly, with time, these dogs are headed towards
extinction but a few individuals are still
trying hard to keep this from happening. They
are mostly seen along the deserts of the Caspian
Sea, chasing fox, hare or even wolves.
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The Tasy is the Turkish version
of the Afghan Hound. Basically a Sighthound,
the Tasy specialize in pursuing its prey,
keeping it in sight and overpowering it by
its agility. Having a slim head, a slender
waist, a broad chest and lean legs help them
to chase their prey faster than most hound
The coat of the Tasy is silky and
protects the ears, tail and legs with its heavy
fringes. The coat color varies from fawn, tan, gray
or a combination of black and tan with white patches
or polka dots. Mostly all the Tasys are thin skinned.
The Tasy has hazel colored large oval eyes, dark
nose, a narrow muzzle and a thin twisted tail.
Males and Females of this Mixed
Breed reach a height of 22 to 28 inches
The average weight of the Tasy
is between 55 to 80 pounds
Temperament of the Breed
Although more of a Sight hound,
the Tasy has a great sense of smell as well. The
Tasy is gentle and submissive by nature. Not much
of a barker, they seldom like involving themselves
in fights. Be it a moving rabbit, a vehicle or a
human, a Tasy will easily get attracted to it and
tend to follow it immediately.
Leash is important while training
a Tasy preferably with a fenced backyard. Many a
times it has been seen that a Tasy puppy ending
up hurt while trying to chase a hare or a rabbit.
A Tasy needs constant human attention and a human
company that can always appreciate his courage and
The Tasy needs to be exercised
on a regular basis to prevent boredom from setting
in and also to keep him in good shape. The dog also
needs to have running sessions regularly in a fenced
yard. However, since the Tasys fall under Sighthound
dog group, the owner should always put them on a
leash while taking them for a walk.
The Tasy is definitely not fit for apartment living
conditions. A big farm or country home is best suitable
for it. Although the dog will be content sleeping
indoors, it needs lots of outdoor space to roam
Regular brushing and combing with occasional bathing
is required to keep away ticks and mites. Trimming
the nails and keeping the eyes and ears clean is
The Tasy might suffer from health problems like
elbow and hip dysplasia, cataracts, skin and coat
infections; and other ailments related to digestive
system, heart, respiratory systems, reproductive
and urinary systems. The Tasy is sensitive to cold,
thus special precautions should be taken during
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The life span of the Tasy is approximately
between 12 to 14 years.