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Tazi Dog – Dog Breed Guide

Breed summary

Size: Medium
Weight: 50 to 64 pounds
Height: 27 to 29 inches
Longevity: 12
Bark Tendency: Low
Aggression: Low
Compatibility to other pets: High

Adopt a Tazi Dog, Dog Breed Guide


The Tasy or Tazi dog is available in two varieties. The two are the same breed and are only different in regards to the area where they are locally bred and a slight difference when it comes to their height.

The two varieties are:

  • The Khazakh Tazi
  • The Turkmenian Tazi

Official Name

This dog breed can also be called as the Tasy dog, the Khazakh Tazi, the Turkmenian Tazi, Tadzi or Taji dog.

Official Name

Date – Ancient times
Country – Middle Eastern Region
Family / Group – Spitz, Greyhound

Recognized By:
Continental Kennel Club
Fédération Cynologique Internationale
American Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Kennel Club of Great Britain
Canadian Kennel Club
Australian National Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
American Pet Registry, Inc.
American Canine Registry
Dog Registry of America, Inc.
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.


The Tazi is a dog breed that has been used across the desert regions along the Caspian Sea, specifically in the areas of Kirbiz. This breed was bred and used to hunt fox, hare, marmot, boars, gazelles, and even wolves and wildcats. The Tazi dog is a natural sighthound but it has a very developed sense of smell. This dog breed is so prized in its native region because it has actually helped their owners from dying of starvation.

This sighthound is very similar to its closely related cousins the Saluki, but the Tazi are hardy and strongly built. Today, the Tazi dogs are one of the rarest breeds in the world and are considered to be nearly extinct.


The Tazi dog is a dependable hunting dog that can be efficient in hunting all types and sizes of prey. They are brave and strong-willed and also known to sacrifice their own lives to save their masters. These are very fast dogs and endure running at the same speed across very long distances. They can hit a top speed of 40 miles per hour and can maintain a 25 miles per hour speed for a distance of 3 miles. These dogs are more agile than the English Greyhounds, but unlike the latter breed, the Tazi dogs can make sharp curves with relative ease. These dogs also have great anticipation, a trait that is very useful when chasing prey in areas filled with bushes and trees. The Tazi dogs are gentle, non-aggressive and will rarely bark.

Bred For

The Tazi dogs are hunting dogs that can go after all types and sizes of game. These dogs were also used as herders and watchdogs. Today, most Tasy dogs are kept and groomed as luxury pets and show dog competitors.


The Tazi is not suitable to keep as an apartment dog.


The Tazi dog will be a high maintenance dog when it comes to grooming. They should be groomed and attended to every day.


This dog breed is known to be somewhat difficult to train. The key to having the Tazi dog well trained is a gentle training method.


The Tazi hounds are very susceptible to develop hip dysplasia.


The Tazi hound is also a high maintenance dog when it comes to exercise needs. These dogs require to be taken out for long walks and jogging every day.