Desert Bred and Country of Origin Azawakhs

Because of the small number of Azawakhs in Europe and America, limited breeding lines, and recent growing popularity, the AAA recognizes the importance of maintaining genetic diversity by providing for importation of dogs from the Azawakh’s countries of origin and the AAA is pursuing with the AKC how to maintain a registry of COO dogs and their progeny in the US  so that the progeny can eventually receive AKC recognition.  In this effort the AAA takes inspiration from the success of the Society for the Perpetuation of Desert Bred Salukis.