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At A Glance


Size: Medium

Weight: 45 - 60 lbs.

Height: 24" - 28"

Life Span: 12 years

Sloughi

Also know as: Arabian Greyhound, Slughi

Group: Miscellaneous

Origin: North Africa (Ancient Times)

Today's Role: Companion Dog

History and Facts: Native to the area that is now Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya, the Sloughi is an ancient breed that was treasured by the Berber and Bedouin. They often treated the Sloughi like family. DNA tests show seven differences between the Saluki and Sloughi, with only one between the Sloughi and Afghan.

Temperament / Behavior
The Sloughi is often compared to the Saluki in terms of temperament. It may be somewhat aggressive with strangers and tends to be too nervous to fit well into a home with small, active children. This breed prefers a calm environment. The Sloughi is usually described as intelligent, noble, proud, reserved, polite and watchful.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Progressive retinal atophy

Special Needs
Exercise: Originally used to hunt gazelle and other desert prey, the Sloughi is a running dog much like the Saluki. You will need to provide plenty of exercise. Your Sloughis will appreciate a safe, secured area in which they can run free for awhile.

Grooming: No special grooming requirements.

 

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