An ancient West African Sight Hound breed, Azawakhs are named for the valley of the same title. They are tall, regal, and fiercely loyal. While they were initially bred several thousand years ago to guard livestock in what today are the countries of Burkino Faso, Mali, and Niger, they quickly became valued for their pack-hunting tactics when hunting large predators or dangerous game animals. Their build is similar to Salukis and Rhodesian Ridgebacks, with a high waist, deeply belled chest, and long legs for running.
1. Azawakhs 101 – Information, Personality and Characteristics
2. Azawakh Temperament and Training
3. Azawakh Diet and Feeding
Puppies: Low Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Adults: High Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Azawakhs generally gain: 2 Pounds per week until 26 weeks old.
Hip dysplasia is a common problem with Azawakhs. Make sure your dog isn’t overweight.
A Azawakh with healthy weight will not have any ribs visible. You should be able to run your hands along their side and feel the indivgidual ribs.
*All target numbers are approximate averages. Every dog’s dietary needs and weights will be different. Take into account pregnant or nursing dogs.