Unique Dog Breeds…
For a moment, step away from the common favorite dog breeds like retrievers and hounds, poodles and terriers, and check out these five unique dog breeds.
Breed History: Originally from the African Sahel region, this sight hound has accompanied wanderers for generations as hunting a guard dogs.
Appearance: Resembling the stature of a greyhound or whippet, this breed weighs between 33 and 55 pounds and stands about two feet tall.
Personality: This smart breed have a strong drive to chase prey and must be supervised around other small animals. They love their families fiercely and adapt best to new situations as puppies.
Health Concerns: The Azawakh has a susceptibility to hypothyroidism and a bleeding disease called von Willebrand’s.
Trainability: Like most purebred dogs, early and consistent training is best.
Grooming Requirements: This breed has an easy care short coat and should be brushed just once a week. Trim her nails and clean her ears regularly and you’re good to go.
Fun Fact: The breed is referred to as “Aidi N’Ailluli,” meaning “Noble Dogs of the Free People.”
Reference Links: http://www.vetstreet.com/dogs/azawakh