Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

There’s such an old saying: “One tazy will feed the whole aul”. Hunting greyhounds used to be the main wealth of Kazakhs. Since the second half of the last century their number began decreasing. Today there are not more than 300 of real tazy, like “300 spartans”… 

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

Not far from Almaty there is a house where a pure-blooded female tazy gave birth to 10 pups.

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

It’s unknown if the owners will be proud of the dogs, they are still only a week old

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

These pups need as much care as human babies do. In a year it will become clear which of them are the strongest, which are weaker.

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

Dog breeding is a favorite hobby for Zhursyn Burlakiev so he doesn’t grudge spending time and money.

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

Tazy is a purely Kazakh breed that has been bred all over the country for many years.

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

Konstantin Plakhov has been breeding tazy for 20 years. Today he’s an owner of a tazy club, here he came to examine the dogs.

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

Breeders are tough people – they value purity and development of the breed more than anything else.

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

All talks are about tazy only

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

Konstantin keeps all the photos of the dogs

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

He is to decide the matters of pairing. He got this power due to his knowledge.

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

This breed is not included in the International Organization of Dog Breeders. So officially it does not exist. To register the breed much money and efforts are required. By the way, the Turks believe tazy to be their breed either.

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

True lovers of their hooby – Plakhov and Tugunbai – united 6 years ago to create a breeding kennel in one of the villages not far from Almaty.

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

Tazy are neat dogs – when they eat no drop is spilled. Nomads respected them so much to let them in their houses. The dogs are not fastidious in eating.

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

An adult dog needs 0,5 kg of meat daily. Bread and water aren’t enough – it will make even the best animal disabled.

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

The dogs need comfort, warmth and cleanness.

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

Special devices control the temperature

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

It’s one of the best male dogs in the kennel. But it hasn’t excelled his father yet.

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

Young dogs

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

These two have all chances to become pride of the breed.

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

Still main purpose of the dogs is hunting.

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

If they see a car with open doors they understand it means hunting. The men are going to hunt after foxes.

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

Taking horses

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

Feeling the victim

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

Chasing

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

Foxes have no chances, the dogs can run at speed 80km/h.

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

The victim is killed immediately

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

In the times of starving such dogs saved many human lives.

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

The dog waits for a signal from the owner that would mean that hunting starts.

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

But do not wait from tazy bringing your slippers. They may think over your orders and decide by themselves. It’s hard to school them.

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

Hunting like this doesn’t demand weapons. Only humans, dogs, horses.

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

Last year they hunted in the team with Golden eagles but if the birds are trained badly they may attack men and dogs as well.

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

Tazy breeders from the North are trying to breed bigger dogs and interbreed them with European greyhounds. Southern breeders do not like the idea.

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

Tazy, the Breed That Does Not Exist

After hunting the dogs can rest till the next time.

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