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Alec Barfield
Tazi: The Nomad's Sighthound of the Steppes

Tazi: The Nomad's Sighthound of the Steppes

The Tazi is a breed of sighthound native to the Central Asian steppes, found throughout the Stans, Russia, the Caucasus and all the way to Turkey. Tazis are sighthounds, bred to hunt hare, fox, gazelle, boars, and even wolves in long distance chases across the desert sands or grasslands of the steppe. The Tazi has long been prized as a bread-winner (or meat-winner) by Central Asian Nomads, with similar-looking dogs depicted in petroglyphs and bodies found in graves over three-thousand years old. 

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