Tazy (Central Asian greyhound, Kazakh greyhound, or Turkmen greyhound) description of the dog breed, rules of care and maintenance – Petstory


  • Country of origin: Kazakhstan
  • The size:
  • Growth:
    60–70 cm
  • The weight:
    20–23 kg
  • Age:
    12–15 years old
  • FCI breed group:
    not recognized
  • Brief information

  • Rare breed;
  • Independent and independent dogs;
  • There are smooth-haired and long-haired;
  • Another name is Kazakh greyhound.
  • Character

    Tazy is a very ancient breed. Its progenitors are the dogs of Ancient Egypt and the Saluki the Arabian Greyhound. It is believed that the Tazy appeared on the territory of Kazakhstan more than seven thousand years ago. These dogs were the real value of the owners: a purebred thoroughbred dog cost more than fifty horses or a couple of camels. Basins helped not only in hunting, but also in everyday life. History knows many cases when a dog saved a family from starvation. Pets were respected, honored and loved. Tazy could easily enter the yurt, she had her own place in the house.

    By the way, the name “tazy” came from the Persian language and literally translates as “swift”, “dexterous”.

    To date, Tazy is considered a fairly rare breed. There are about 300 individuals in the world. Mostly dogs are distributed in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.

    From the first glance, the Tazy inspires respect it is a calm and majestic dog. She is warm and gentle towards her master, but cold and indifferent to strangers. Tazy are so independent that they are unlikely to follow the owner everywhere.

    Tazy (Central Asian greyhound, Kazakh greyhound, or Turkmen greyhound) description of the dog breed, rules of care and maintenance – Petstory

    This dog knows his own worth. Most likely, she will prefer to observe what is happening from the side, sitting in her place.

    Tazy are unsurpassed hunters in the steppe and mountainous areas. The breed is still valued today for these qualities: animals work not only in a flock, but also in tandem with birds of prey.

    Particular attention should be paid to the training of the basins, because the dogs are quite independent and have their own opinion on everything. The training of these pets should include mobile and “hunting” exercises. It is best to entrust education to professionals, even if you plan to keep Tazy as a companion.

    Representatives of the breed are very good with children, but leaving the dog alone with the kids is still not recommended. Tazy gets along well with animals: it is a friendly and sociable dog.


    Taz needs weekly brushing and brushing. Don’t forget about trimming your nails. During the shedding period, comb the coat more often two to three times a week.

    Conditions of detention

    Tazy will do best in rural areas where there is space for running and playing. However, if the owner is able to provide the dog with the physical activity it needs, the pet will be happy in the city. The main rule for keeping tazy is daily walks and long-distance running, up to several tens of kilometers. That is why dogs of this breed are ideal for active and energetic people.

    On a walk, the basins must be kept on a leash: the hunting instinct can play a cruel joke with the animal. A pet carried away by a neighbor’s cat can easily get lost.

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