|Azawakh image from akc.org.|
The Azawakh is traditionally considered a full member of the family. It is extremely loyal and affectionate to its humans, and can be protective to the extreme. The website vetstreet.com points out the Azawakh must live indoors with the family, and that their bonds with their humans grows so tight they're difficult to re-home. Getting any dog should be a commitment for life, and it's truer than ever with the Azawakh.
They love to run, and they're both proud and independent. With positive training, they learn quickly and easily. Be firm, fair, and provide motivation. Harsh treatment or punishment based training will not work well.
These dogs come from the desert and don't like cold or wet conditions. They will, however, happily run in weather over 100 degrees F.
Read more about the Azawakh at vetstreet.com and at the AKC.