Life expectancy

11 years

Age adult

30 months

Height (Shoulder height)

70 cm


20 kg

Coat texture

short-haired / smooth

Coat color

light sandy to dark red with white markings

Common illnesses

senstive to cold

Food expenses per month in €

about € 52

Suitable for children

Rather yes

Needs a garden

Rather not

Hunting motivated / needs alternative employment

Rather yes

First dog suitable

Rather yes

Allergy friendly

Rather not


Very atletic


Needs much attention

Care and grooming

Low grooming effort

Eager to learn



Needs a lot of exercise


sensitive / alert / clingy / likes hunting / athletic / lively / attentive / careful / likes to run

Bred for

watchdog / herding dog / gazelle, antelope and panther hunt

Common illnesses

senstive to cold

Dog type according to FCI


FCI description

Sighthounds were bred to the hunt and drift hunting on flight animals, like gazelles or hares. They hunt, in contrast to other hunting dogs, on sight and rushed their loot to complete exhaustion. They are among the fastest land animals (~70 hm/h). At home they are cuddly, affectionate and sensitive, as soon as they want to go outside and they should live out their joy of running. With some the hunting instinct is quite pronounced, which is why you should at least offer an alternative occupation. If you have the possibility to do justice to the urge to move, you will find a faithful companion in a greyhound.

Short description

The Azawakh is dissmissive towards strangers, however, is very attached to his owner. He needs this proximity to his family, a lot of love and cuddles. He handles children nicely and considerately, if he is treated with respect. He is known to be very sensitive, and never forgets if he was treated unfairly. He also needs a lot of physical exercise in order to be calm at home. He is not suitable for lazy people and beginners.

This information is indicative and adheres to the breed standard. Each animal is an individual and has a personal character, as well as its own needs. Thus, a breed is not a guarantee of certain behaviors, etc.