This dog has its origins in the barren areas of the Sahara. It was raised and used for hunting, as a watchdog and as a companion dog by the Tuareg people. Today it is rarely seen.
It is a large-sized, taller rather than longer, slender and slim dog. It has a relatively small and narrow head, with a long, conical muzzle and a black nose. The eyes are oval, medium-sized and dark. The ears are medium-sized, triangular, folded close to the head. It has a long and slim neck, with a very deep chest, ending sharply in the narrow stomach. The coat has short, soft hair that can be red, yellow, or red mixed with white and black. It has white paws and sometimes can have white patches on the forehead and chest.
It is an intelligent, independent, proud, brave, alert and physically resistant dog. It is gentle, affectionate, even playful but only with the family, it accepts children if they don't bother it. It is cautious, even aggressive with strangers. It gets along well with other dogs, but considering his powerful hunting instinct, other animals from the household could be in danger around him.
The fur doesn't require much care. A casual brushing is enough.
This dog feels best in a fenced yard, where it can move freely and can burn at least part of its energy. This breed is recommended for active people, who love to take long bike rides, accompanied by their dog. It is not recommended to let it free, because it can go after cats or other animals which are considered prey. It needs socialization and training.
It is an independent dog, that’s why it is harder to train. It is recommended to be trained by an experienced person. Training must be done with a lot of patience, it must be firm, but gentle and friendly to win the dogs trust and respect. With a severe attitude, good results can be obtained.
It is a dog used for hunting small and big animals, but also as a watchdog.