The Azawakh bonds strongly to a single person or family. Puppies that are not properly socialized or older dogs that are re-homed often find it difficult to adjust. This is a highly intelligent breed that needs the occasional run for exercise, but is also happy as a house and guard dog. With its reserved, aloof manner and temperament this is not a good dog for play, especially with younger children.

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Breed Details

Country of Origin:
West Africa
Medium Dog Breed
Fawn, clear sand to dark red, white, black, gray, blue, parti-color, and all shades of brown to include chocolate. With or without white markings and dark mask. Brindle, grizzle and overlays may also be present

Short and smooth.


Brush and groom as needed.

Life Expectancy:
12 to 14 years
AKC Group:
UKC Group:
23 to 29 inches at the shoulder
33 to 55 pounds
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Hunting, companion