Raising an Azawakh is, for the most part, easy. However, there are a few things you need to be aware of. Azawakhs choose a person to relate to. He is happy in the family but develops a particularly close bond with one person. He wants a lot of attention from this person and wants to spend a lot of time with her.
However, if you are at work for several hours every day and have to leave the dog alone at home, these needs of the dog cannot be met. If that is the case, then Azawakh is not the right dog breed for you.
A special quality of Azawakhs is the adaptation of the mood of its human. Your four-legged friend notices that when you are sad. But instead of cheering you up, he also becomes sad. But that’s how it is when you’re doing particularly well. If you are happy or in a particularly good mood, he will notice that too, and will be happy too.
With an Azawakh, a lot of patience and authoritarian but loving action is required for a good upbringing. Harsh parenting with violence is the wrong approach. The dog will never forget the brutal and unfair treatment. So a consistent but loving upbringing is right here.
Unlike other dogs, the Azawakh rarely barks, and certainly not without reason. One reason for him is to protect the territory from strangers. Overall, the characteristics of Azawakhs make them unsuitable as first-time dogs.
For beginners who have no experience as a dog owner, it is difficult to find the golden meaning between authority and loving care. There are many dog breeds that are better suited as first dogs and where mistakes do not have serious consequences.