In their countries of origin, the Azawakh comes in all colors and all color combinations. During the ABIS expeditions of 1996, 1997 and 2000, inventory on colors was taken on a fair sampling of Azawakh in the West African countries of Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger. The ABIS data shows the predominant color is red with white markings, constituting about 44.84% of the population observed.
Next in the color distribution is the sand colored Azawakh, representing about 33.51% of the population; then the brindle Azawakh, at about 13.92 %. The remaining 6.73%, the "minority" colors, are made up of piebalds, blues, blacks, creams and lilacs. The piebald specimens constitute about 4.5% of the population. The piebald allele, sP, carries between 20% to 80% white, and the sw allele, which carries over 80% white, is the lowest in the order of dominance in the S allele series.
|Red Male Azawakh Puppy|
|Another Red Male Azawakh Puppy With White Markings|
|Sand Color Azawakh Female With Prey|
|Red Female Azawakh With Predominantly White Piebald Female Behind|
|Brindle Color Azawakh Male, Recent African Import|
|Older Azawakh Male, Brindle|
|Sand Color Male Azawakh Puppy|