Azawakh Breed Profile


Particularly leggy and elegant, the Azawakh sighthound gives a general impression of great fineness. His bone structure and musculature is transparent beneath fine and lean tissues (skin). This sight hound presents itself as a rangy dog whose body fits into a rectangle with Its longer sides in vertical position. The Azawakh's skin is fine, tight over the whole of the body. The hair is short, fine, down to none on the belly.


Coat colors come in fawn with flecking limited to the extremities. All shades are admitted from light sable to dark fawn.


Quick, attentive, distant, proud, alert and attentive, he remains instinctively reserved with strangers and gentle with those he loves.


The Azawakh were bred by numerous nomads from Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, and southern Algeria in the past. Due to the harsh living environment, it has been known that only the most-fit dogs survive in Sahel.

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