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Breed Spotlight: Azawakh

Side view of an Azawakh dog walking outside in the grass in front of a forest

History The Azawakh¬†originated thousands of years ago in Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso in Africa as a sighthound and secondarily, as a guard dog and companion. They were originally rasied in the Sahel region of the Sahara Desert by the Tuareg and other ethnic tribes of the southern Sahel. While the harsh conditions of the…

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Unusual Dog Breed Origin Stories

A Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever at the water's edge in a forest.

Anyone can probably list off the top of their head at least a few breeds of dog that were bred for herding, hunting, or ratting. But can you name a breed that was used to treat arthritis? Here are some of the more unusual jobs that dogs have found work in.     The Glen…

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