Dog Breed Group: Hunting Dog
Life Span: 12-15 YEARS
Weight: 44-55 pounds (male), 33-44 pounds (female)
Height: 25-29 inches (male), 23.5-27.5 inches (female)
Origin of Name: The Azawakh is a breed of dog from West Africa.
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The original homeland of Azhwakh is the endless arid regions of South Sahara and the Sahel region. Geographically the border region of Mali and Niger is the center of Azhwakh Valley. There are most of the types of breed found here. Traditionally owned by blue-clade Tuareg nomads, they are called "idi n 'illegal." Translated from the native language, it means "light pillar of free people". The Azvakhs enjoy a special appreciation from nomads. They live under the same roof and are fully accepted members of the family. They assume a duty to protect the herd and herd from invaders. The breed are passionate hunters and provide families with meat, however, the use of game and firearms reduces the use of dogs. Preferred prey are greens, antelope and wild boar. It is here that dogs can use their agility and stamina. Rough and broken terrain is not a barrier. Despite his well-being, he is not at risk of injury.