Level: Moderate - high
Loyal to owner, affectionate with family. Aloof with
Quiet, of dignified bearing. Noble, haughty and
extremely expressive with the instincts of a hunting hound.
for: Active people & families.
Not many in Australia
60-70 cm (23.5"-27.5")
Hair tough and fine
Sable or fawn in all shades, with or without a black
mask. Also permissible a coat more or less dark, white, brindle,
black with tan points; brindle pattern on fawn background on head,
feet and sometimes breast. Dark coats with a white patch on chest
undesirable. Solid black or white undesirable.
Appearance: Large frame marked by its muscular
leanness. Head wedged shaped with large dark eyes. Ears not too
large, triangular in shape, they hand down the side of the head.
Tail long & fine, without fringes or long hair. (similar looking
to a Greyhound.)
The Sloughi's native countries
are Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya. It is the hound of the
Berber and Bedouin who have always highly treasured the Sloughi's
tremendous hunting skills, beauty, loyalty and treated him like
In the old days, the Sloughi was used to hunt desert hare, fennec
(desert fox), gazelle, large mountain gazelle, hyena, ostrich, and
jackal. Today it hunts mainly desert hare, fennec, rarely gazelle,
and protects the goat and sheep herds by hunting their predator
Like all Sighthounds they are open space hunters, they rely on excellent
vision, speed and stamina to catch their prey. They chase on sight
anything that moves, however far away. Although the breed hunts
mainly by sight, it also relies on scent and sound to do so.
They are aloof and cautious with people they do not know. With its
Family they are gentle, affectionate and very loyal. Once it has
bonded with someone, they do not always change owners with ease.
They like children brought up to respect animals, and harmonize
well with other pets, such as cats, other dogs, and parrots, when
raised with them.
the smooth coat needs minimal care
They require regular daily exercise of long walks and off lead running
to stay in shape.
For Diet and other general dog health information Health/Nutrition