The exact origins of this ancient race is lost in time, but has served thousands of Tuareg and other nomadic tribes of Central Africa from Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso as a hunter, guardian, companion and a symbol of social status. The Azawakh (pronounced Oz-a-wok and is translated as Land of the North ), derives its name from the valley of the Azawakh in the Sahel, the Sahara desert. Also known as the Tuareg Sloughi Azawakh has been and remains very popular for its beauty, speed, skill and game, wild instinct care and loyalty to its owner. Developed by insurance Azawakh gazelle and hare can reach speeds of 40 mph (65 km / h), but hunting has become a rare practice and illegal in much of their country of origin and the nomadic Tuareg largely repeated the sedentary agricultural life. The dogs, however, continue to fulfill their role as companions and guards against intruders or predators. are held in such esteem that are almost never sold, given as a visitor to a prestigious honor. It was like a gift to a Yugoslav diplomat Azawakh seemed that the first outside of Africa in the 1970s. Perfection physics of these dogs is due to the rigorous selection process conducted by the Tuaregs. As the working animals of the fittest for the task were allowed to survive and reproduce and that the most promising one or two pups in a litter were high . Not many, either in their country of origin or to the west, the Azawakh is justly recognized as a rare species.
With only a few generations the race between the traditional nomadic life, exists within the Azawakh is a dichotomy the desire to please and the desire for autonomy. Happily, both the bearings and the nature of their independent spirit, we must understand and sign a fair deal. Offers total loyalty to his master and can be a loving family companion, but is very suspicious and distrustful of strangers. There is a guard who consumes very territorial and bark fiercely to any intruder and can even be wild according to the FCI Breed Standard, but, well socialized, their natural fear with visitors more likely to be expressed through careful observation and haughty indifference of all the subtleties. As with all breeds temperaments vary Azawakh lines and some have been very successful in the role of therapy dogs. Given the close relationship with his family Azawakh should grant the status of a family member and is not suitable value, either physically or psychologically, to life outside in a kennel. Born in the wilderness, he hates cold weather, wet and so relegated to the backyard, it will become destructive miserable and find outlets to relieve their boredom. Similarly, its origins who loves the open space being locked in a cage for hours is unacceptable. Remember that this dog has been bred for centuries as a hunter and the hunting instinct and the lower dam are still very near the surface. Great care must be taken with cats, wild animals, birds, dogs and other small animals and the garden must be equipped with devices to prevent escape persecution attractive career. The austere beauty nilleli idi (people free dog) is not recommended for inexperienced owners or families with young children.
Like all dogs properly control the visibility of the Azawakh is an important consideration. Designed to travel with the nomadic tribes and hunting fast prey, it takes at least half an hour of vigorous exercise, run or play, every day. It will be very happy to periods of activity interspersed with long naps in a comfortable sofa, but a garden big enough to play and Potter is a necessity. Its strength and power make it a companion for hiking and running well, but unless a recall is very reliable, which should always be in the preparation does not destroy potential and is trained to hunt. Lure coursing is a sport and will benefit the overhang. Her natural elegance and fluidity of movement make it a partner of the finest sports and music heelwork canine freestyle.
The Azawakh must receive at least basic obedience training to be an agreeable companion and a member of the community acceptable. It is not a particularly difficult dog to train despite its independent status. He is intelligent and eager to please owner complied, but must earn the respect for nature, firm, fair and consistent training methods. He does not respond well to handling severe physical or vocal. Such treatment will result in both a broken spirit and reciprocal aggressive. If there is mutual respect, will always do everything possible to understand and obey. Socialization is very important. From a young age, you must be out to various people, places and situations for him to develop as a well educated, trustworthy adults. The lack of proper socialization can cause a dog is nervous, shy or too aggressive and protective.
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