Odd question but could you see borzoi fitting into farm life at all? Perhaps as dedicated hunting/companion animals with a sturdy fence between them and the tasty domestic prey species? I'm in a transitional period in my life and am trying to figure out if they figure into my intended future lifestyle, whether my reasons for wanting them are good reasons, whether they involve becoming a breeder, etc. and could really use the opinion of someone who lives and works with them on a daily basis.
I’m not quite sure what you are asking…so I’ll try in answer how I interpret what you are saying.
Borzoi make great companions in basically every setting, as long as they get the adequate exercise needed while growing. Once they are full grown, daily walks and a good hike every so often is sufficient, unless you place to compete on the field with the dog. Then they need much more exercise beyond just running around a yard. They can live around other small prey animals as long as you teach them from a young age. Animals that might bolt suddenly aren’t always safe though, so a good sturdy fence is a must. They are a very easy breed to live with and raise as long as you understand them. Having a fenced yard is ideal for every day use.
Breeding is a whole nothing ballgame. Placing borzoi takes a lot of work, they aren’t for every home and you have to be prepared to take the dog back if it doesn’t work out regardless of the dogs age. Successful breeders are typically very active in showing, coursing, obedience etc. They have paid their dues as owners and exhibitors. Like myself. Once you become a breeder the borzoi community looks at you completely differently. Others become very critical and less forgiving. So that isn’t always for everyone. Some people have one and done, once they see how hard it can actually be to place dogs if you aren’t well known or have a lot of advocates for your dogs.