meet theAzawakh

Tall and elegant, the Azawakh is a West African sighthound who originates from the countries of Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger. The Azawakh has a short, fine coat which may come in any color or color combinations: red, clear sand to fawn, brindled, parti-color (which may be predominantly white), blue, black and brown. The head may have a black mask and there may be white markings on the legs, bib and at the tip of tail. There are no color or marking disqualifications in the breed. Befitting its heritage, the Azawakh excels as a companion, guardian and a lure courser in the United States.


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Did You Know?

The Azawakh has been assigned the Hound Group designation.

The Azawakh is an African sighthound of Afro-Asiatic type. The Azawakh made it's debut in the United States in the mid 1980s.

From the November 2010 Board Meeting - The Azawakh will be eligible to compete in the Miscellaneous Class, effective June 30, 2011.

The Azawakh has been recorded in the Foundation Stock Service since 1997.

From the May 2007 Board Meeting - The Azawakh will be eligible to compete in Companion Events effective January 1, 2008.

From the February 2011 Board Meeting The American Azawakh Association will serve as the AKC Parent Club to represent the Azawakh.

The Azawakh is also known as the Tuareg Sloughi. The breed has been the companion of nomads of the South-Sahara for hundreds of years.

From the July 2007 Board Meeting - The Azawakh was approved to compete in AKC Lure Coursing Events for suffix titles effective January 1, 2008.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Black 007
Blue 037
Brown 061
Cream 076
Fawn 082
Gray 100
Red 140
Sandy 168
White 199


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code
Black Mask 004
Brindle Markings 007
Grizzle Markings 064
Parti-Color 038
Piebald 025
White Markings 014