Important Points of Standard

Points of High Priority in Judging Azawakhs
Hermann Burk, FCI Judge and Azawakh Breeder

Very Important:
Deep brisket, high tuck-up
Very important:
The, for the breed, typical dancing and springy gait.
Very Important:
The, for the breed, typical relatively steep angulation in the front and rear quarters
Very Important:
Proper front, standing and moving, (not turned out, which usually results from a too narrow chest)
Very Important:
Hip bones higher or of the same height as the withers.
Very Important:
Horizontal straight back between withers and hip bones. The back must be shorter than the height at the withers. The whole form reminding one of a standing rectangle.
Very Important:
Extreme shortness of coat. The hair is decidedly shorter than a smooth Saluki (In opposition to some standards, the hair feels hard to the touch)
Very Important:
Harmony of head, skull not too wide in proportion to muzzle
Very Important:
The forehead should be a smooth plane.
Important:
Proper hanging ears
Important:
The tail should be hanging down, if the dog is standing; often with a curl at the end.