09 April 2010

Monaco Dog Show - the Azawakh


Monaco holds an International Dog Show each year which takes place in the Circus Tent in Fontvieille. Over the two days of the show (today was the first day) 170 different breeds are on display with exhibitors coming from 15 different countries.

Later: When I first posted this photo of such a beautiful hound, I thought the breed might be a Sloughi but it wasn't quite right... Thanks so much to Gerben van Rij who tells me he is an Asawakh, an African Sighthound - and a close relative to the Sloughi.

Here's a website to read more but you'll need to understand German.

5 comments:

glenda said...

What a beautiful kind looking face. Hope to see more of the dog show entrants.

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Julie said...

Handsome and fine-boned, Jilly. I would even say he is wearing a bashful expression ...

Drew said...

I'd like to ask him what his thoughts are on the subject. If only he could speak....

One beautiful photo.

Stuyfsand's said...

Hi Jilly,



I only recently discovered your blogs and they are great!



I have several dogs myself and ofcourse I checked to see if my breeds were on your blog. The dachshunds I found immediately. However I could not find the Azawakh. Untill by coincidence I found this picture. The dog in the picture is an Azawakh. The Azawakh is an African Sighthound and is a close relative to the Sloughi. There are only a few hundred Azawakhs in the world, the most nowadays in Europe.

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