Good with Kids:
The Sloughi is a hunter by sight for both large and small wild game. It is also a suitable family companion. It is a very proud and temperamental dog which chooses people it wants to display affection towards. In general, this Moroccan dog is a good family pet.
Country of origin:
Medium dog breeds
Hound dog breeds (AKC)(UKC)
These are proud, temperamental, and somewhat obstinate dogs with considerable stamina, that are vigilant, and cautious with strangers. They only show affection towards people they like.
66-72cm for dogs and 61-68cm for bitches
20-28kg for dogs and 18-23kg for bitches
It is necessary when young to introduce this breed to all situations when young and also to different kinds of animals and people. If well trained, it is possible for a Sloughi to live with one or more cats.
The Sloughi has a soft, short-haired coat, usually seen in various shades of sandy-colouring or a roan, without a darker mask.
They require little grooming. An occasional brushing is adequate. Keep the claws trimmed and also check the teeth for tartar.
This independent-minded dog is not easy to train, but that does not mean it cannot be taught anything. A handler with sufficient insight into the dogâs character and lots of patience can teach the Sloughi much, creating a bond of mutual respect between them.