Points of High Priority in Judging Azawakhs
Hermann Burk, FCI Judge and Azawakh Breeder
- Deep brisket, high tuck-up
- The, for the breed, typical dancing and springy gait.
- The, for the breed, typical relatively steep angulation in the front and rear quarters
- Proper front, standing and moving, (not turned out, which usually results from a too narrow chest)
- Hip bones higher or of the same height as the withers.
- 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.
- 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)
- Harmony of head, skull not too wide in proportion to muzzle
The forehead should be a smooth plane.
- Proper hanging ears
- The tail should be hanging down, if the dog is standing; often with a curl at the end.