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Azawakh

Azawakh

Weight
35-55 Lbs
Height
23-29 Inches
Lifespan
12-15 Years
Exercise
1 Hour Per Day

Overview

Weight
35-55 Lbs
Height
23-29 Inches
Lifespan
12-15 Years
Exercise
1 Hour Per Day

According to the American Kennel Club, the Azawakh is a purebred dog breed classified as part of the hound group. This dog breed was initially bred for many purposes. For instance, they were sighthounds to protect their family and territory from invaders. They were also excellent hunters, providing meat for their families. They would hunt animals such as hare, antelope, and wild boar. Today, they are family companion dogs known for being loyal, deeply affectionate, and independent.

They’re medium-sized dogs where males are slightly larger and heavier than females. For example, males can grow to be about 25 to 29 inches tall and weigh between 44 and 55 pounds. On the other hand, females can grow to be about 23.5 to 27.5 inches tall and weigh between 33 and 44 pounds. In addition, they can be found having many coat colors, such as black, blue, brindle, brown, cream, fawn, grey, red, sandy, or white. 

Despite their size, you’ll be able to have this dog breed in a bigger house with a fenced-in yard or an apartment. They’re quiet dogs, barely barking at all, so they won’t drive your neighbors crazy. Also, they have moderate energy levels. While they’ll need a good long walk every day for exercise to keep them fit, they won’t have the urge to run around in the yard as often as some other breeds. Of course, having a yard is ideal, but an apartment will suit them fine.

The Azawakh – A Low Maintenance Dog

In addition, they don’t need much grooming at all. In fact, they only shed a little bit, so you’ll only need to brush their coat once in a while. This dog breed is low-maintenance, but they are challenging to train thanks to their independence. So, you can hire a professional dog trainer to help you out. Otherwise, with proper care, this doggo is a great companion and has an average lifespan of about 12 to 15 years.

Photos of Azawakh

Here are some Bernese mountain dog photos for you to get a good picture of the breed.
NAMES BY BREED

Azawakh Names

Female, Male, Inspired by size or by coat color

Ash

Bennie

Shane

Lanky

Ned

Jordan

Maggie

Patricia

Helen

Angel

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