The history of the appearance of these dogs in Europe is very interesting and even surprising. A native of Czechoslovakia, Jiri Rotter, often visited Africa and, being fascinated by local dogs, brought several individuals to Europe. He came up with a new breed, hitherto unknown to cynological circles and European breeders, an interesting name Haho-awu.
- Country of origin: Africa
- The size: Average
- Growth: 40–45 cm
- The weight: 13–15 kg
- Age: 10–14 years old
- FCI breed group: Not recognized
- An extremely rare breed;
- Excellent companions;
Origin story Haho-awu
It consists of several words, the haho is the name of the river flowing next to the homeland of these unusual exotic animals, and the “awu” in the language of natives means simply “dog”. Accordingly, haho-awu is the dog of the Haho River. From these animals, the European branch of the breed went.
Since the breed is completely new and extremely rare in Europe and America, there is no standard recognized by the world cynological federations and detailed descriptions of these interesting dogs yet. However, there are enough photos and images of these animals so that you can form your own opinion about their appearance. Representatives of the haho-awu breed are relatively small dogs of bright red-rusty color. A distinctive feature of these animals is large, widely spaced ears on the sides of the head. Paws and body taut, muscular. Coat short, thick. Slightly slanting eyes and nose are dark. The animal looks a bit like a Benji and mini ridgeback.
Despite the fact that these are, in fact, aboriginal dogs, haho-awu adapts perfectly. Thanks to cleanliness, vigilance, and fidelity, as well as a fairly calm nature, these animals become good companions for their owners. And the relatively small size allows you to avoid the problems associated with keeping large dogs in the city (for example, when transported in public transport). It is also convenient for urban maintenance that they bark very little.
Typical representatives of the haho-awu breed need constant contact with a person. Since the coat of these dogs is short, it does not require complex and expensive grooming. It is enough to periodically comb it out with a stiff brush. However, like any dog living in the city, haho-awu needs to be regularly washed from reagents in winter and city dust and smog in summer. And, of course, as necessary, it is necessary to treat the ears and claws of pets.
Conditions of detention
Haho-awu can live perfectly both in a country house and in an apartment. Get along well with other animals.
Since at present these dogs are extremely rare (in Europe in particular, in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Switzerland, there are only a few representatives of the breed), buying a puppy seems to be a very difficult and costly undertaking. However, enthusiasts and lovers of these animals are doing their best both to popularize the haho-awu breed and to increase the number of these, no doubt, interesting and unusual dogs.