If you are looking to adopt an Azawakh, there is a great amount to learn about them. This page is basically an Azawakh dogs 101. While it will help you to know about these fantastic dogs, it's best to seek out studies, trainers, and breeders of them to make sure it's the right dog for you. These dogs need an extraordinary amount of space, patience, and exercise. They not only can endure the 100-degree-plus heat of an African desert, they can remain running at top speed in it.
The Azawakh is an extremely intelligent dog that is sensitive to their environment and everything in it. They may start out seemingly timid, but with a firm yet gentle hand they can be trained and will quickly learn a lot.
They communicate vocally and with distinct body movements, but their "language" remains mysterious. They have remarkable memories and are very difficult to rehome. Even if years separate them from one another or their original master, they will not forget them upon meeting them again.
Although the Azawakh seems meek and fragile, these dogs are not for people who have less than extreme lifestyles. Marathon runners will find themselves in the dust with these dogs — literally. They need a lot of constant daily exercise or they will rapidly develop a lot of bad habits that will hurt them: overeating, obesity, lethargy, chewing (on things and themselves) and more.