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Origin Mali
GroupHunting Dogs
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Other Names
What other names does the Azawakh have? The breed also known as...
Idi, Hanshee, Oska, Rawondu, Bareeru, Wulo, Tuareg Sloughi
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
How much does the Azawakh puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
If you choose to purchase the Azawakh, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Azawakh gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

What is the Azawakh's size? How big is this dog?
How much does the Azawakh weigh?
Male: 44–55 pounds (20–25 kg), Female: 33–44 pounds (15–20 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of this canine?
Male: 44–55 pounds (20–25 kg), Female: 33–44 pounds (15–20 kg)
How tall is the Azawakh?
Male: 25–29 inches (64–74 cm), Female: 24–28 inches (60–70 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido?
Male: 25–29 inches (64–74 cm), Female: 24–28 inches (60–70 cm)

Hair & Care

What type of coat does the Azawakh have? What does this canine coat look like?
What color is the Azawakh's coat? What color is a proper this fido coat?
BrindleGoldenWhiteBlue BrownGrayBlack
How to groom the Azawakh and how often?
Effortless: The Azawakh requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Azawakh is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Azawakhs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent this canine shedding?
Azawakhs shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.


What kind of personality does the Azawakh have?
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Azawakh?
Average: Azawakh's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Are Azawakhs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Azawakhs are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
How playful dog breed is this dog?
Azawakhs, like any other average dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive is it?
Azawakhs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for a moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Azawakhs are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed doesn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does need this dog?
Azawakhs need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Do Azawakhs bark a lot? Why does my dog bark?
Low to Average: The Azawakh rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Are Azawakhs good watchdogs?
Azawakhs are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Azawakhs will alert you if they sense something different.
Does this canine have an aggressive/protective behavior of their territory/property?
Azawakhs are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Azawakh can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Azawakh will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
How likely are you to get bite from this dog? Why do dog bites happen?
The Azawakh has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Azawakh do? How big is the mouthiness potential of this breed?
Azawakhs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Azawakhs need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Azawakh to run away? This dog wanderlust potential:
Azawakhs tend to escape less than other breeds. They have low to average wanderlust potential. Exploring the world is not the best activity they can imagine.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive?
Azawakhs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Azawakhs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on leash.
Apartment Friendly
Are Azawakhs good apartment dogs? Can they live in a flat?
Azawakhs are very apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walk outside they don't require a big garden.
Are they adaptive and easy to handle?
Azawakhs don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't like moving from one place to another.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they good with strangers? Are they friendly with strangers?
Azawakhs are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Azawakhs kid-friendly dogs? Are they good with young children?
Azawakhs are not the most kid-friendly dogs. If you have children, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Cat Friendly
How well do Azawakhs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido temperament with cats?
Azawakhs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Are they dog-friendly with other dogs? How well do Azawakhs get along with dogs? What is this canine temperament with dogs?
Azawakhs are average friendly dogs towards other dogs.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Are they healthy breed? Do Azawakhs have health problems?
Azawakhs are healthy dogs, but there are some health issues you may have to check on regularly at the vet.
Life Expectancy
How long do Azawakhs live? What is this dog average life span?
10-12 years
Is the Azawakh breed hypoallergenic?
Azawakhs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Azawakh have? How high is the energy level of this fido?
Azawakhs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Azawakhs require per day?
Azawakhs have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Azawakhs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Azawakh need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
2 to 3 cups of a high-quality dog food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? The risk for obesity:
Average. The Azawakh has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Azawakh's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate cold and hot weather?
Prefers warm weather
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
The Azawakh has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Do they drool? How much does it drool?
The Azawakh is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Azawakh could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Azawakh. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.


Gestation Length
How long does this dog pregnancy last? How long does it take to have a few puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Azawakh: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Azawakh have a litter? Twice a year (maximum)
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Azawakh have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-6 puppies


  • Grooming: Effortless: The Azawakh requires minimal grooming.
  • Drooling tendency: The Azawakh is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Barking: Low to Average: The Azawakh rarely barks.
  • Watchdog Ability: Azawakhs are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Apartment Friendly: Azawakhs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Territorial: Azawakhs are extremely protective guard dogs.


  • Hypoallergenic: Azawakhs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Adaptability: Azawakhs don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.

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