Dog Breed Profiles

Azawakh

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Dog Breed Group
Other 
Origin of Breed
Mali 
Life Expectancy
12 years 
Color
The Azawakh comes in varying colors, to include cream to dark red, white, chocolate, brindle, black, grizzle, and parti-color. 
Coat
The coat is short, silky and close to the body. The fine, dry skin is smooth and taut in mature specimens. 
Exercise Needs
Needs regular exercise 
Temperament
Has a tendency to guard 
Grooming Needs
Easy to groom, average shedder 
Average Size - Male (in)
25-29 
Average Size - Female (in)
24-28 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
44-55 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
33-44 

Breed Description

The Azawakh originated in the Sahel region of Africa. They have been bred by the numerous nomadic tribes of the Southern Sahara as hunting and guard dogs, as well as companions. The hound's vocations were, and still are, the chase, guarding and companionship.

Breed Infobits

The Azawakh is also known as the Tuareg Sloughi.

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