So you’re looking to adopt an Azawakh, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “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. Tall and elegant, the Azawakh is a West African sighthound who originates from the countries of Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger. The Azawakh has a short, fine coat which may come in any color or color combinations: red, clear sand to fawn, brindled, parti-color (which may be predominantly white), blue, black and brown. The head may have a black mask and there may be white markings on the legs, bib and at the tip of tail. There are no color or marking disqualifications in the breed. Befitting its heritage, the Azawakh excels as a companion, guardian and a lure courser in the United States.”
An Azawakh typically ranges from 59.69cm to 73.66cm in height, and weighs from 14.968548210000002kg to 24.947580350000003kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Azawakh breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Azawakh insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.