Azawakh Dog Breed Information Guide – Is This Breed Right For You

The azawakh dog breed was developed from the sloughi dog breed. The first recorded appearance of the azawakh dog breed dates back to 16th century. Sloughi dogs were bred to hunt wild boar, deer and other game animals in the mountains of Siberia. They had no natural predators except humans and they became very popular with hunters due to their ability to track down prey even when it wasn’t moving or acting aggressively towards them. The azawakh dog breed was developed from these sloughi dogs. The azawakh dog breed is a medium sized dog with short legs and long body. Their coat is white with black markings on its face, ears, chest and tail. They have small pointed teeth which are used for tearing flesh apart. Their eyes are yellowish brown, but they may look blue in certain lighting conditions. These dogs have a strong build and sturdy bones making them good climbers and jumpers.

A common misconception is that the azawakh dog breed is not suitable for people with allergies. However, this isn’t true at all. Allergies are different for everyone and some people do not experience any reaction to the dog breeds while others react strongly to them. The sloughi dog breed sheds a lot and produces excessive amounts of dander. Dander is one of the most common causes of allergic reactions in humans.

The good news is that the azawakh dog breed was bred from the sloughi dogs so they share many similar characteristics. It’s important to remember that no dog is 100 percent hypoallergenic. If you suffer from allergies, it is recommended that you visit the dog in its home and see how you react before getting one of your own.

The price of an azawakh dog can be anywhere from $800 USD to over $4,000 on popular online dog markets and reputable kennels. You can usually get a puppy for around $1,200 to $2,000 from a professional breeder. There are many different factors that can affect the price of a dog.

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