Tazy

He is not recognized by the F.C.I.

Origin
Kazakhstan
Translation
Francis Vandersteen
Tazys are used in Kazakhstan for hunting and are considered one of the oldest breeds in the world.
Tazys are medium-sized dogs.
Tazys are independent and aloof with strangers.
Tazys are known for their playfulness, endurance and alertness. Tazys can cover long distances at speeds of 12 to 15 km/h.

Since ancient times, Kazakhs have regarded animals and birds as unique gifts from God, a symbol of happiness and wealth. They used them in daily life, and for the Kazakhs, hunting was not only a means of survival, but also tradition and entertainment.
When hunting, Kazakhs usually took with them a horse, an eagle and a hunting dog - "tazy" (a breed of hunting dog).

Tazy (Kazakh Hound) - an extremely graceful, well-proportioned dog, small in stature, with a small head, fine, elegant muzzle, large black eyes, long triangular ears, slender, flexible neck, supple gait, lean, deep belly, compressed with the sides of the chest, straight back, slender, long, muscular legs. A typical tazy is bright red with black hair on back, legs and ears.

They are considered the best hunters and the Kazakhs have never treated them like any other dog. Incidentally, in Kazakh culture, it is forbidden to call Tazy "a dog". Moreover, there's a saying that goes "It's zhaksysy - tazy" which means "the best for hunting is tazy".
A hundred years ago, a tazy, also known as a Kazakh or Central Asian dog, was worth 47 horses for the bride's required dowry. This explains the value of these agile creatures to a nomad. It was the only animal allowed to sleep in the yurt near the fireplace and to approach the children.
Unfortunately, the tazy is on the verge of extinction, and Kazakhstan is currently trying to preserve one of the rarest breeds in the world : the tazy. This extremely graceful national breed is not listed on any official registry, as the population of these dogs is too small. The long-term aim of the Kansonar association, the organizers of the event, is to create a studbook describing the standards set for the breed and to have it officially recognized.

Unafraid of wolves, these agile, hardy dogs hunt with man in open spaces and wooded steppes. Even today, breeders and hunters would give him a fortune. But the problem is, there's no proof of the breed's purity and authenticity. In fact, this breed, the national treasure of the nomads, is not listed on any official register and therefore cannot be accepted by international dog organizations.

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