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The Azawakh is an ancient rare and unique breed from West Africa, to be specific, the Sahelian desert area. The nomadic people that live with this breed view them as a guardian, hunter and status symbol. Having been forged over millennia by a harsh desert environment and the selective hand of man, they are possessed of unique physical, mental and aesthetic qualities. In Sahelian culture an Azawakh is prized for “djikku”-intensity of character, which is considered a sign of nobility.
Our aim is to breed Azawakh, preserving the unique qualities and original function of the breed. Soundness is essential and with a lifetime of knowledge in breeding horses for competition we understand that correct structure is essential so our hounds can perform well in the show ring and lure coursing and any other chosen field of sport. Our dogs have excellent health passing health checks and all being tested for DCM and thyroid issues before breeding, with sound temperaments, that are trainable and bold.
Living on a rural property means all our hounds have grown up on the farm proving themselves to be a versatile, extremely athletic to being sensible around livestock in particular our horses. All our hounds are well-socialised and live as part of the family and participate in many of our daily activities. Our dogs are successful in the show ring and lure coursing field proving their versatility.