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Borzoi

The borzoi called the Russian wolfhound, is a breed of domestic dog. Descended from dogs brought to Russia from central Asian countries, it is similar in shape to a greyhound, is a member of the sighthound family; the system by which Russians over the ages named their sighthounds was a series of descriptive terms, not actual names. Borzói is the masculine singular form of an archaic Russian adjective that means "fast". Borzáya sobáka is the basic term used by Russians, though sobáka is dropped; the name psovaya derived from the word psovina, which means "wavy, silky coat", just as hortaya means shorthaired. In modern Russian, the breed called the borzoi is known as russkaya psovaya borzaya. Other Russian sighthound breeds are stepnaya borzaya, called stepnoi; the most used plural form is the regular formation borzois, the only plural cited in most dictionaries. However, the Borzoi Club of America and the Borzoi Club UK both prefer borzoi as the form for both singular and plural forms. Borzois are large Russian sighthounds that resemble some central Asian breeds such as the Afghan hound and the Kyrgyz Taigan.

Borzois can be described as "long-haired greyhounds". Borzois come in any colour; the borzoi coat is silky and flat wavy or curly. The long top-coat is quite flat, with varying degrees of waviness or curling; the soft undercoat thickens during winter or in cold climates, but is shed in hot weather to prevent overheating. In its texture and distribution over the body, the borzoi coat is unique. There should be a frill on its neck, as well as feathering on its hindquarters and tail. Borzoi males weigh more than 100 pounds. Males stand at least 30 inches at the shoulder. Despite their size, the overall impression is of streamlining and grace, with a curvy shapeliness and compact strength; the borzoi is an independent breed of dog. Most borzois are quiet, barking on rare occasions, they do not have strong territorial drives and cannot be relied on to raise the alarm upon sighting a human intruder. The borzoi requires experienced handling, they are gentle and sensitive dogs with a natural respect for humans, as adults they are decorative couch potatoes with remarkably gracious house manners.

Borzois do not display dominance or aggression towards people, but can turn aggressive if handled roughly. They are rather reserved with strangers but affectionate with people they know well, their sensitivity to invasion of their personal space can make them nervous around children unless they are brought up with them. Borzois adapt well to suburban life, provided they have a spacious yard and regular opportunities for free exercise. A common misunderstanding about the intelligence of breeds in the Hound group stems from their independent nature, which conflicts with the frequent confusion between the concepts of "intelligence" and "obedience" in discussions of canine brainpower. Stanley Coren's survey of canine obedience trainers published in The Intelligence of Dogs reported that borzois obeyed the first command less than 25% of the time. Coren's test, was by his own admission weighted towards the "obedience" interpretation of intelligence and based on a better understanding of "working" breeds than hounds.

The publicity given to this report has led to unfair denigration of breeds which are under-represented in obedience clubs and poorly understood by the average obedience trainer. "Work" for hound breeds is done out of hearing and out of sight of the human companion. In terms of obedience, borzois are selective learners who become bored with repetitive pointless and they can be stubborn when they are not properly motivated. For example, food rewards, or "baiting", may work well for some individuals, but not at all for others. Borzois are capable of enjoying and performing well in competitive obedience and agility trials with the right kind of training. Like other sighthounds, they are sensitive and do not cope well with harsh treatment or training based on punishment, will be unhappy if raised voices and threats are a part of their daily life. However, like any intelligent dog, borzois respond well to the guidance and clear communication of a benevolent human leadership. Borzois were bred to pursue or "course" game and have a powerful instinct to chase things that run from them, including cats and small dogs.

Built for speed and endurance, they can cover long distances in a short time. A fenced yard is a necessity for maintaining any sighthound, they are independent and will range far and wide without containment, with little regard for road traffic. For off-leash exercise, a borzoi needs a large field or park, either fenced or well away from any roads, to ensure its safety. Borzois are born with specialized coursing skills, but these are quite different from the dog-fighting instincts seen in some breeds, it is quite common for borzois at play to course another dog, seize it by the neck and hold it immobile. Young pups do this with their littermates, trading off as to, the prey, it is not a fighting or territorial domination behavior. Borzois can be raised successfully to live with cats and other small animals provided they are intro

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Richmond upon Thames London Borough Council

Richmond upon Thames London Borough Council is the local authority for the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in Greater London, England. It is one of 32 in London, the United Kingdom capital. Richmond upon Thames is divided into 18 wards and elections for all Council seats in the borough are held every four years; the most recent election was in 2018 when the Liberal Democrats, led by Cllr Gareth Roberts, won control of the council. In 1965, local government in London was reorganised under the London Government Act 1963; the Municipal Borough of Twickenham in Middlesex merged with the Municipal Borough of Richmond and the Municipal Borough of Barnes, both in Surrey, to form the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, with new council offices at York House, Twickenham. The council was elected a year before the changes took effect on 1 April 1965; the London Government Act envisaged that the councils of the new London boroughs would share power with the Greater London Council. The GLC took responsibility for "wide area" services such as fire, flood prevention, refuse disposal and the borough councils were given responsibility for "personal" services such as social care, libraries and refuse collection.

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From 2010 to 2018 it was run by the Conservative Party under Cllr Lord True and led by Cllr Paul Hodgins. The Liberal Democrats, led by Cllr Gareth Roberts, won control of the council at the 2018 election. Bill Newton Dunn, councillor for South Richmond Ward and Member of the European Parliament. Tony Arbour, councillor for Hampton Wick ward 1968–1986 and 1994–2018, Leader of the Council 2002–2006 Rodney M. Bennett, councillor for South Richmond ward 2002–2010 David Blomfield, councillor for Kew ward 1971–1978 and 1979–1986; as leader of the Liberal group he was Leader of the Opposition on the Council in 1978. Ian Dalziel, councillor for Barnes ward 1978–1979 Dee Doocey, councillor for Hampton ward 1986–1994 and chair of the council's Housing Committee Sally Hamwee, councillor for Palewell ward 1978–1998 Stephen Knight, councillor for Teddington ward 2006–2018 and Leader of the Opposition on the Council 2010–2015 Serge Lourie, councillor for Kew ward 1982–2010. During that time he served as chair of the Council's Policy and Resources Committee for 13 years and as deputy leader 1983–1996.

He was succeeded in both roles by Serge Lourie. Jenny Tonge, councillor for Kew ward 1981–1990 and chair of the Council's Social Services Committee Nicholas True, councillor for East Sheen ward 1986–2017 and Leader of the Council 2010–2017 Sir David Williams, councillor for Ham and Richmond Riverside ward 1974–2014 and Leader of the Council 1983–2001 Richmond upon Thames London Borough Council elections Official website