Other names : Idi, Hanshee, Oska, Rawondu

Photo: adult dog of Azawakh breed
Photo: puppy of Azawakh breed
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Life expectancy

The Azawakh has a life expectancy of between 10 and 12 years




Adult size

Female Between 24 and 28 in
Male Between 25 and 29 in

Adult weight

Female Between 33 and 44 lb
Male Between 44 and 55 lb
Coat colour
Sand Brown
Type of coat
Very short
Eye colour
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More details about the Azawakh

Azawakh: Origins and history

Bred by the Tuareg tribes of the Mali savannah the Azawakh was (and still is) used as a guard dog and herd guardian. Ancient peoples that lived beneath the harsh sub-Saharan sun demanded a dog that was rugged and tolerant of heat. Only within the last ten years has the Azawakh ventured from the desert.

FCI classification of the Azawakh

  • Group 10 - Sighthounds

  • Section 3 : Short-haired Sighthounds

Training a Azawakh

Firmness and confidence are needed for the owner of this dog. The Azawakh’s wildfulness can be a hurdle to its learning. It will also not respond to harsh correction; if subjected to crude training methods the dog is likely to become painfully shy and withdrawn.

Azawakh: Purchase price

We do not have enough data to set an average price for an Azawakh. You’re also looking at between £120 to £150 per month to care for this dog.

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