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Azawakh

African poise

Breed
FCI-10
Sighthounds
FCI
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Original Name : Azawakh

Type : Graioid

Other Names : Idi, Hanshee

Male size : 23½-27½ inches

Male weight : 44-55 lbs

Female size : 23½-27½ inches

Female weight : 33-44 lbs

Degree of grooming :

Countries of origin : Mali

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Azawakhs are quick, attentive and distant, reserved with strangers and sometimes even unapproachable, yet gentle and affectionate with those they are willing to accept, a characteristic of the sighthounds. Azawakhs need to have their independence and tranquility respected.

Head+

Long, fine, lean, chiseled, fairly narrow but not excessively so.

lupoid

Body+

Well defined withers, short, lean, often arched loins, clearly protruding hips, level with or above the withers.

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Coat+

Fawn with flecking limited to the extremities, all shades from light sable to dark fawn, black mask possible on the face with inconsistent blaze, white bib and white brush at the tip of the tail.

lupoid

Ears+

Fine, always falling, flat, broad at the base, close to the skull, triangular with slightly rounded tip, never rose ears.

lupoid

Tail+

Set low, long, thin, lean, tapered, with white brush at the tip.

lupoid

Hair+

Smooth, fine, down to none on the belly.

lupoid

Azawakhs are originally from the area around the Azawakh valley, from which they take their name. These are especially slender, elegant animals, which give a general impression of great finesse. Their bones and muscles can be seen through their fine, lean tissue and skin. Azawakhs are racy-looking dogs with rectangular bodies that move with great suppleness, with feet particularly high when trotting and walking, while the gallop is bouncy.

Did you know ?

Azawakhs are sighthounds of the Afro-Asian type, which first appeared in Europe as late as 1970. They are bred by the nomads of the sub-Saharan Sahel.

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