Breed Group: Foundation Stock Service
Character - Temperament
The Azawakh is elegant, slender, and athletic in appearance. This breed is swift, aloof, ever-watchful, and resilient.
Care - Coat
The Azawakh breed requires occasional brushing. Bathing should only be done when absolutely necessary using a mild shampoo. Dry shampooing will suffice. It is important to regularly check the ears and paw pads. This breed is prone to such health issues as seizures, myositis, spondylosis, and auto-immune problems. Azawakh's do not do well in colder climates.
Early socialization and structured obedience are recommended. The Azawakh breed does not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. They do best with motivation, respect, fairness, and firmness.
The Azawakh is a highly active breed that requires a highly active owner. This breed is not recommended for apartment living. They do best with a large securely fenced yard or rural setting with ample opportunity to run. They excel in field hunting, lure coursing, and agility. Azawakh's enjoy free-play, family activities, hiking, jogging, and swimming.