Azawakh

KC Pedigree, X-Large

Doesn't moult much

Not good for first time owners

The breed is named after the Azawakh Valley in the Sahara desert, where it hunted with the Tuareg nomads.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Tall people! This leggy hound makes supermodels look a little on the short side.

Not the best for ...

Couch potatoes. Don't confuse the Azawakh with the Greyhound. This dog has speed - but also stamina.

Aliases

Tuareg Sloughi

Cross between

None

Origin

Mali

Size

X-Large
So big people will take photos

Exercise Needs

High (Two hours or more)
Without sufficient mental and physical exercise will probably do the wall of death around the living room!

Coat

Smooth
Dogs that you mainly just need to polish! But be warned - short haired dogs moult all the time!

Shedding

Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok

Life expectancy

11 years

Good first dog?

No

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