This sight hound dog is very rare outside of Africa, but the dog is finding some favor in the United States, whereby between 100 to 200 dogs are reported to live. This hound emerges to be a stretched-out grey-hound and more pack oriented compared to other sighthounds dogs. The Azawakh is one of the rarest dogs used mainly for hunting gazelles and other fleet animals present at the African deserts. This rare dog is the direct descendent of one of the famous sled dogs called Chinook. It was thought that this breed would become extinct, but a devoted group of dog lovers took over the remaining breedable dogs in 1981 and then worked diligently to ensure the restoration of this breed.