The American Azawakh Association, Inc. (AAA) is the American Kennel Club (AKC) National Parent Club for the Azawakh. The AAA was founded on February 7, 1988, to promote the pure Azawakh and to guarantee the breed a permanent future in the US. It is an association of Azawakh lovers devoted to the preservation and protection of the Azawakh, a rare breed of sighthound from the northwest African countries of Mali, Niger & Burkina Faso.
On June 30, 2011, the Azawakh entered the AKC Miscellaneous Group. The breed is fully recognized to participate in all AKC Companion and Performance Events.
In the United States, the Azawakh is kept primarily as a companion and family pet, although venues exist in which to test the Azawakh’s natural hunting skills, including free coursing, and organized open field coursing. Some fanciers also compete their Azawakh in the non-traditional sports of lure coursing, oval track racing and sprint racing.
An ancient breed, rich in history and culture, the Azawakh is equally at home in the protection of their homes and herds as in the hunt, coursing jackals, gazelles and hares in its countries of origin.
Please come in to learn more about the Azawakh. We offer Azawakh breeder referral, litter announcements, show and coursing results and interesting links to other great Azawakh sites. Whether you are looking for a Azawakh puppy, or just a place to learn about the Azawakh breed, the American Azawakh Association is here to assist you.
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