Mar
13th

Photos From Crufts 2012

For the last 4 days I have been manning the Azawakh stand at Crufts with my good friend Mary Snowdon and various other people who are interested in this breed.

I didn’t get much chance to take photos this year because we were wall-to wall with people asking questions, taking leaflets and wanting to meet the dogs.  I was on the go from about 11am right through until 6pm on all 4 days.  But here are some photos of the stand.

A general shot showing people asking for information and meeting the dogs

This is Ekundu.  He is 2 years old.  His mother is Na’ema Themis who is owned by Pascal Thiery in France.

Here is Mary talking to a leading Italian Azawakh breeder

Ekundu (left) and Etamu (right).  Etamu is his sister.  ‘Ekundu’ is Swahili for the colour red.  I can’t find any reference to ‘Etamu’ anywhere!

The azawakh stand in a quiet moment – there weren’t many!

On most days we were about three deep all day with people.  That’s because the Azawakh is a rare African sighthound and most people have never heard of it, let alone seen it!  It is the dog of the Tuareg nomads and comes from the Azawakh Valley and areas of Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso.

We had several people who were really keen and stayed with us, asking questions for a long time.  These are the people who will be successful with their dogs in the end – whichever breed they choose.  If you want to be successful with your dog, start by claiming your Free e-course here!

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