Azawakh Dog Breed Information
|Country of Origin||Mali|
|Nicknames and Other Names||Wulo, Idi, Rawondu, Oska, Bareeru,|
|Scientific Name||Canis lupus familiaris|
|Bred For||Hunting antelope, hare, wild boar|
|Recognized By||UKC, AKC, FCI, NZKC, KC (UK), ANKC|
|Life Span||12-15 years|
|Ideal Weight||44-55 pounds (male)|
33-44 pounds (female)
|Ideal Height||25-29 inches (male)|
23.5-27.5 inches (female)
|Common Colors||Black, White, Blue, Sandy, Red, Brindle,|
Brown, Gray, Fawn, Cream
|Markings||Black Mask, White Markings, Brindle |
Markings, Piebald, Grizzle Markings,
|Achievements||Awarded the TT (Temperament Tested|
title in the US
|Suitable for Apartments||Yes|
|Used in World War||No|
|Most Similar To||Greyhound|
This breed forms
The dog of this breed is extremely graceful and have a spectacular and seemingly effortless gait. They can run with a speed of 40 miles per hour.
Origin and History
The Azawakh is the West African sighthound breed which originates from the countries like Burkina Faso, Mali, and Nigeria. They were used for centuries as a protection animal by many different peoples of the different region.
The Azawakh was developed by nomadic tribes, they were originated as a guardian, hunter, and companion to nomads. They were bred for hunting Hare, Antelope, and Wild Boar as they are tough, durable, and very fast.
They are known to be very variable and temperament. Azawakh is a very ancient breed which has a considerably more similar personality to primitive breed Basenji.
Is The Dog Child-Friendly?
If you have young children or very active children who want a dog as a playmate then this Azawakh is not the dog for you. They don’t tend to play with kids.
Azawakh is okay
Behavior, Temperament and Personality
Azawakhs are tall, slender dogs originated in West Africa. At first glance, they may look skinny and undernourished but don’t let the first glance fool you they are super powerful animals with lots of stamina and strong eyesight.
They have large almond-shaped eyes and long slender muzzles. They have triangular ears that
Being sighthounds, they’re attracted by motion and are likely to chase animals, running children and people on bi-cycle and skateboards. But on the other hand they can be a perfect companions for joggers and runners.
Azawakh is independent-minded breeds they can be dominant despite their tendency to be touchy. To train them you need to set rules and enforce them kindly and consistently.
You need to be very patient with them. Loud scolding or physical punishment can destruct the trust between your pet and you and cause your dog to become fearful or aggressive.
They can be
Unknown Facts About Azawakh
- Azawakh name is pronounced as OZ-A-WOK.
- Azawakh need at least half an hour exercise in a day.
- They like to be around with other Azawakhs.
- This dog
donot like cold weather.
- They (unfortunately) love to dig.
Common Health Problems You Need to Be Aware Of :
|Common Health Issues||Bloat, Anesthesia Sensitivity, |
Heart Problems, Skin Allergies
|Vaccination Required||Rabies, Canine Distemper, Leptospirosis,|
Canine Parainfluenza, Kennel Cough,
Canine Coronavirus, Canine Parvovirus
|Grooming||Easy and Minimal required|
|Weight Gain Potential||Average|
|Separation Anxiety||Moderate Chance|
|Diets and Supplements||Protein- 25%|
Glucosamine, Calcium suppliments
Azawakh have a number of health issues like :
- Azawakh are sensitive to weather extremes, particularly cold or wet weather.
- Lack of exercise may cause obesity and lethargy or hyperactivity and destructiveness.
- They suffer from seizures, the most common cause of seizures in the dog, is an inherited disorder. Other causes are brain tumor, brain trauma or toxins liver disease and kidney failure
Coat Colour Of Azawakh
Azawakh Breed comes in different colours like:
- Blue fawn
- Dark fawn
- Clear Sand
Price of Azawakh puppy
The Azawakh breed very rare and hard to find in common homes. The average price of Azawakh puppy not adding the cost of shipping will be around $2000.00 – $2500.00 per puppy.
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