|Country of origin
|Classification and breed standards
||Group 10 Section 3 #188
||Group 4 (Hounds)
|Not recognized by any major kennel club
|This breed of dog is
The Sloughi is a
dog, specifically a
member of the
family. Sloughis are likely closely related to the
not to the Saluki
The Sloughi belongs to the Oriental sighthound family. In appearance, it is a
short-haired, middle-sized, strong sighthound with drooping ears. Its expression
is often described to be sad. Its muscular system is "dry", that is, the Sloughi
has flat and long muscles, which must not be as brawny as those of
even when in excellent physical condition. Its back is nearly horizontal (the
must be slightly vaulted). It has a moderate angulation and a tucked up
The Sloughi's eyes are mostly of
amber colour. Its
skin colour varies from light-sand, red-sand, red- or light-sand
sand or brindled with a black coat, at times with or without a mask. According
to the standard, a Sloughi may only have a small white patch on its chest.
Larger white spots on the chest or white toes and boots are excluding for
breeding. Its walk is elastic and light-footed.
The Sloughi's general view is compact and strong; it may not be too dainty.
It is of sensitive nature yet is an alert and intelligent hound. It is said
that Sloughis have a mighty longing for moving and that is not easy to keep them
in flats with families; however, a Sloughi does not need more exercise than
other dogs of similar size. It loves variety, walking on the leash, romping in
the countryside, and racing. A Sloughi is faithful to his owner and it needs him
close by. Sloughis are easy to bring up and to train, if you know how to do it.
Because the Sloughi is very sensitive, its training shouldn't be oppressive, and
any punishment should be omitted. What it likes is a friendly confirmation of
The Sloughi's origin is mostly a matter of speculation. It is thought that
Sloughis originally came from the Orient; today they are found almost nowhere
except in northern
Africa. On old fragments of
earthenware (about 3000 B.C.), a short-haired sighthound with lop ears was
discovered that looks like a Sloughi. Today, the Sloughi is found only in
Libya, and in the
Arabian Peninsula, side by side with the Saluki. The Sloughi was and is
still used for hunting in its native countries.
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