A varied range of products with my original designs whose purchase will hopefully promote increased awareness of the Azawakh, one of the world's last remaining canine landraces. The Azawakh, Indigenous to Africa's Sahel zone in the countries of Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso and southern Algeria, face a bleak future; as the ancient indigenous cultures of the Sahel change so will the need for the dogs (today the dogs are used primarily for guarding livestock and secondarily for hunting). It is very possible that by the middle of this century the dogs will no longer exist in their homeland. Azawakh outside Africa are being bred predominantly for the show ring.....a trend which is already leading to a change in the archetypal characteristics which have made it possible for them to survive in the Sahel for thousands of years. Fortunately the Azawakh is extremely resilient. I hope they can survive, Insh'Allah.
I am a preservationist breeder and a member of ABIS, an organization which works to promote the welfare and advancement of the sighthounds of the Sahel.
I have also started to create items that relate to the things I care about (like Alpacas) and the environment in which I live (the southern border of New Mexico....part of the Chichuahuan desert), in addition to products related to food and beverage (I was a caterer...). The Alpaca gallery is being built and some items are ready for sale...and I am working on getting the other products on public display in the near future.