Azawakh Dog Description
The acceptable coat colors for the Azawakh are fawn or sable. A patch of white is allowed on the tip of the tail. The Azawakh is a muscular breed that is lean, and it is a member of the sighthound family. The Azawakh has dark eyes, and the ears should hang to the side of the head. In addition to the tip of the tail, a bit of white may also be present on the nose, chest, and feet. The tail should have low, and dark patterns may be present on the coat.
The Azawakh will stand at a maximum height of 55 pounds, and may stand as tall as 29 inches.
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The Azawakh is a breed that could be described as being a “jack of all trades.” It is a skilled protector and hunter, and it makes an overall great pet. Its body shape allows it to run with amazing speed, and these dogs are wary of strangers. However, they are loving to those that care for them. These dogs are slender, and their muscles can be clearly seen. The Azawakh is a natural guard dog, and will fight hard to protect those it cares for. This breed can run at a top speed of 37 miles per hour.
There are not health problems that are specific to this breed. Any problems that are found in the Azawakh are common with all dogs. They are healthy, and will have a maximum life expectancy of 12 years.
These dogs need extensive amounts of exercise. They love to run, and owners will want to let them run free in a wide open area, as long at it is secure. In addition to this, owners will want to make sure these dogs are taken on long walks, and they should create a set schedule each day. These dogs can live in apartments if they are given a sufficient amount of exercise. In cold environments, owners will want to make sure they are covered.
Special Grooming Needs
The Azawakh has a short, sleek coat that is easy to maintain. Owners will want to use a brush that has strong bristles, and they should only be bathed when they need it. The Azawakh will shed a standard amount of fur.