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Azawakh Info

Azawakh Breed Information

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Lifespan: 11-13 years Height: 23-29" Shedding: Moderate Litter Size: 3-7 pups
Group: Hound Weight: 37-55 lbs Hair Length: Short Size: Medium

Breed Overview

The Azawakh is a Medium dog breed, with a starting weight of 37 lbs that can reach 55 lbs. It is officially part of the Hound group and recognized by the FCI, UKC - NKC, CKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Azawakh breed has a typical lifespan of 11 to 13 years, Short hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Azawakh should know that the average litter size is between 3 to 7 puppies.

Azawakh Breed Characteristics

Group Hound Drooler no
Size Medium Guard Dog yes
Origin Mali Easy to Train yes
Kid Friendly yes Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly no Active Indoors no
Apartment Friendly no Exercise Demands yes
Pet Friendly yes Yard Needs large
Intelligent yes Grooming Requirements monthly
Barks yes Dangerous no

Azawakh Temperament

originating as hunters, guard dogs and companions, they remain alert and attentive to this day. Easy to socialize and good with family, but tentative with strangers.

Health Problems

Cardiac problems, hip dysplasia, hypothyroidism, seizures, spondylosis, and bloat

Azawakh Coat

Smooth and short

Azawakh Dog Colors

light sable to dark fawn, with white

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