The Azawakh is an ancient dog breed native to West Africa, notably Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso.
It is a fine and elegant greyhound, with a long, thin body, pointed ears and a thin tail.
The Azawakh is a large dog. Males generally measure between 64 and 74 cm at the withers, while females measure between 60 and 70 cm. The average weight generally varies between 20 and 25 kg.
The Azawakh has a short, smooth coat. Coat color may vary and includes shades of sable, red, brindle, black, and white. Some individuals may have a face mask.
The head is elongated, with a flat skull and medium-sized, drooping ears. The eyes are almond-shaped and can be hazel to amber in color.
The Azawakh is known for its reserved, independent and noble personality. He is generally loyal to his family but can be reserved around strangers.
The Azawakh is an active dog that needs regular exercise to stay fit and happy. He enjoys walks and opportunities to run safely.
The Azawakh is generally a hardy breed. Due to its origin in warm regions, the Azawakh can be sensitive to cold. Like all breeds, regular care, a balanced diet and visits to the veterinarian are important to maintain health.