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Monday, February 11, 2013

friend of the tuareg: the azawakh

Slender, long, and stripped to an elegant structure that makes a Saluki look plump, the Azawakh dog is a striking creature to see.  The rare breed originates from the area of Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso, including some of the southern Sahara; the name means "land of the north."  They are fast hunters and loyal guardians. Last but not least, a fine Azawakh is a source of great pride to its owner.  This is a dog possessed of great independence and intelligence, making for complex but rewarding relationships.
Are you curious yet?  Try this insightful article I found at Rare Breed Network.  You might also like to look over the website of the American Azawakh Association.

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