The Patronus is an anti-dementor spell that conjures a magical guardian or protector, taking the shape of something deeply familiar and comforting to the caster. For witches and wizards who identify as “Borzoi,” their patronuses take on a canine form: most commonly a Borzoi patronus, but sometimes in the form of a variant Russian Wolfhound breeds.
What Does Borzoi Patronus Mean?
A Patronus is a projection of overwhelming happiness and joy that is conjured up when a person is threatened by a dementor’s influence, which typically causes one to relive very sad or traumatic moments from their life.
A happy memory acts as the ‘fuel’ for the Patronus, and it is believed that because this spell takes on the shape of something significant to the caster, it may be able to take down dementors more successfully.
Are Russian Wolfhound Patronuses Rare
Because there are so many breeds of dogs, not all Borzoi are destined to have the same Patronus. There are several parts to casting Patronuses that a witch or wizard would have to keep in mind. A Patronus may also take the form of a typical household pet if the caster is not a fan of canines, but this is very rare.
Among witches and wizards who identify as Borzoi, patronuses that resemble their breed are more common than those who do not. In some cases, a Patronus may even take the form of another breed of dog.
A Patronus’s appearance does not always remain constant. It has been known to change over time for witches and wizards who have a solid relationship with their patrons, which can be attributed to the emotional manipulation of dementors.
Even those who identify as Borzoi might not necessarily have the same Patronus, as personal experiences and preferences determine it.
- Oliver Wood had a kestrel Patronus, representing his love for Quidditch and skill on the pitch.
- James Potter’s Patronus was a stag, representing his father and family ties.
- Sirius Black had a black dog Patronus, representing him as an outcast from society as a youth.
- Remus Lupin had a wolf Patronus, which represented the need to be accepted and was also significant to his werewolf condition.
- Nymphadora Tonks had a wolf Patronus, representing the Lupin family ties and her being a Metamorphmagus.
- Alastor Moody’s was an Alsatian dog Patronus, representing his previously successful career as an Auror.
- Harry Potter himself had a stag Patronus inherited from his father, James.
- Valentina Edgecombe had a fox Patronus, which represented her infidelity to the wizarding world and the betrayal of a friend.
The Patronus may differ from witch or wizard to witch or wizard, even those who identify as Borzoi. It is often a projection of love and protection, so identifying with the Borzoi breed may only be incidental.
It is not impossible to have a Patronus resembling your dog breed if you identify as Borzoi. The strength of the Patronus charm is determined by how happy and positive one can make themselves, which means that even those who aren’t fans of dogs should be able to produce a Patronus that resembles their breed or at least takes on the appearance of something comforting and happy.