The Azawakh is a purebred dog that’s part of the Hound group. They are known for being loyal, affectionate, and independent. These dogs are fast and were initially bred to protect livestock and hunt other animals such as wild boars and antelopes. If you want to learn more about Azawakh puppies, then keep reading.
Where to get Azawakh Puppies
When beginning your search for this dog breed, you can call your local animal shelter or rescue organization to see if they have Azawakh puppies available. They might also have adults, seniors, or mixed breeds. The dogs at shelters and rescues are often found as strays or were abandoned or surrendered by their previous owners. So, you can gain a new furry friend while saving a dog’s life and giving them a good home. Svelte_hound…
On the other hand, if you want a purebred puppy and know where it came from, you can research reputable breeders. The American Kennel Club recognizes this breed so that you can begin your search on the AKC Marketplace. Here there are plenty of reputable breeders registered with the AKC.
Remember, an ethical breeder will do the following:
- Socialize and train the puppies as early as possible, not allowing them to leave their mother until at least eight weeks of age
- Ensure the puppies are up to date with all of their vaccinations
- Health screen and genetically test the dogs before breeding to ensure it’s safe and then get the puppies tested
- Have health documents and family tree history available for you to bring home upon adoption
- Want to meet with you in person to get to know you and allow you to meet the parents and the litter
In addition, they’ll be able to answer all of your questions about the breed as a whole and the parents and the puppies. Also, they’ll be open to talking about their experience and reputation as a breeder.
If you find a breeder who does not do the above, then you’ll want to avoid them. They might be a puppy mill or a backyard breeder who is more interested in making a profit rather than finding good homes for the puppies. In addition, they don’t breed dogs in healthy or safe conditions. Denni_days…
The average cost for this dog breed is between $2,000 and $2,500. However, the price may vary depending on the puppies’ lineage, coat color, or age. Also, it might increase or decrease based upon the breeder’s location, the breed’s popularity, the number of puppies in the litter, or the time of year.
The Azawakh is a medium-sized dog with females being slightly shorter than males. For example, females can grow between 23.5 to 27.5 inches tall, and males can grow between 25 to 29 inches tall. On the other hand, females can weigh between 33 and 44 pounds, and males should weigh between 44 and 55 pounds.
This doggo also has a short and smooth coat that comes in many different coat colors and markings. For example, they can have any of the following coat colors:
- White Markings
- Black Mask
- Brindle Markings
- Grizzle Markings
Azawakh dogs are known for being loyal and affectionate with their family. However, they’re an independent dog breed. So, they won’t cuddle much with you. They’re friendly around their family members, but they’ll be wary around young children and other dogs. They’ll do better in a household without other pets and children.
In addition, they’ll be reserved to meet new people. Early training and early socialization will be ideal for this doggo. They’re difficult to train, too, so you’ll want to hire a professional dog trainer to help you out.
Luckily, they have moderate energy levels. So, you’ll only need to give them about 30 minutes to an hour of exercise every day. First, they’ll prefer to go on a nice walk with you and then they’ll be good for the rest of the day. Svelte_hound…
Azawakh Puppies – Veterinary Needs
For the first year of your dog’s life, you’ll want to bring them to the vet a couple of times. This way you can keep track of their growth and development and you’ll be able to keep them up to date with their shots and boosters. Then, every year after that, you’ll only need to bring them to the vet once a year for their annual checkup.
This dog breed is rare to come by, so some of their health issues are unknown. However, they could be prone to the following:
- Seizure Disorders
- Cervical Vertebral Instability (CVI or Wobbler’s Syndrome)
- Sensitivity to Anesthesia
However, with proper care, you can be sure that your Azawakh pup has an average lifespan of about 12 to 15 years. Tombouka…
With your vet’s approval, you can feed your dog anything that’s appropriate for their breed size, age, weight, and metabolism. For example, it can be high-quality kibble or canned wet food from a commercial dog food brand or homemade dog food. Ratschalan…
Luckily, you won’t need to worry about grooming this dog too much. They shed a little bit, so you can brush their coat once weekly. Other than that, you’ll only need to regularly keep up with brushing their teeth, cleaning their ears, and trimming their nails.