- Breed Popularity: Ranks of 193
- Height: 25-29 inches (male), 23.5-27.5 inches (female)
- Weight: 44-55 pounds (male), 33-44 pounds (female)
- Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
About the Azawakh
This ancient hunting hound is so lean and rangy that his bone structure and musculature can plainly be seen beneath his skin. The smooth S-shaped contours, deep chest, and aerodynamic head mark the Azwakh as a member of the sighthound family, canine sprinters that rely on keen vision and blazing speed to fix and course their prey. The ultrafine coat comes in several colors and patterns. The overall look of this leggy hound is one of elegance and fineness, but don’t be fooled: This is a tough, durable hunter who’s been chasing gazelle across the scorching sands of the Sahara for more than a thousand years.