|Yufitri - Standing At 74 cm. (29")|
Unfortunately, the Europeans, misguided by the French patrons of the breed, have a color prejudice against the white Azawakh and the issue of color has become a significant controversy in the European show scene, much to the detriment of the breed. Given the genetic paucity of this breed, it is a shame that an Azawakh with "too much" white is being eliminated from the gene pool altogether - in Europe, that is. In fact, it is more than a shame. It is sheer arrogance, and totally disrespectful of what is naturally in existence in this ancient breed for tens of thousands of years.
Fortunately though, several experienced Azawakh breeders (from Germany, Italy, Czechoslovakia) who are knowledgeable, conscientious and brave enough to rise above this show dog nonsense, are continuing to protect and preserve the Azawakh as they have existed in West Africa over the centuries.