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Azawakh

History

The Azawakh breed originated in the West African countries of Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso. These dogs were originally bred by the nomadic Touareg tribe as hunting and guard dogs. They are sleek, fast dogs that were used to hunt gazelles, antelopes and other game. The Touareg valued the Azawakh as companion dogs and status symbols. The breed was not introduced to Europe and the United States until the 1980s, where it is still relatively rare.

Character

The Azawakh is known for its vigilance and independence. They are naturally reserved dogs that bond strongly with their owner and are not easily approached by strangers. It is an intelligent breed that can adapt well to different situations and environments. The Azawakh needs a lot of exercise and will get along well with other dogs and pets if introduced to them at a young age.

Health

In general, Azawakhs are healthy dogs with a life expectancy of 10 to 12 years. However, there are a number of health issues that the breed is prone to, including hip dysplasia, eye problems and autoimmune disorders. It's important to regularly check your Azawakh's health and treat any problems early.

Care

The short, smooth coat of the Azawakh does not require much grooming. An occasional brushing is sufficient to remove loose hair and keep the coat in good condition. The Azawakh is sensitive to cold and therefore needs a warm and sheltered place to sleep. In addition, you should keep in mind that these dogs need a lot of exercise and are not suitable for life in a small apartment.

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