Saturday, April 11, 2009
"Over millennia, in a harsh desert environment, nature and the selective hand of man forged the Azawakh/idi,a race of hounds possessed of a rare combination of physical and mental characteristics; exotic, beautiful hounds uniquely adapted to serve three distinct yet inextricably interrelated functions: protector, hunter, and status symbol." Read the rest of this fascinating article by Idiiyat-es-Sahel about the Azawakh's background by clicking here. Iférouane made her first successful hunt at less than 6 months of age. She had tried several times before, but the rabbit dove into its burrow. She stood watch over the entrance for a long time before I called her away. This time, she chose a smaller prey: a shrew. And caught it. Thus a huntress' career was launched yesterday! Bred by co-owner Daoud Abdullah Abdullah, her dam is desertbred Tiraout, her sire is Tigidit Fasiqqi.