Also known as: Arabian Greyhound

Breed origin: Africa
Original purpose: Sighthounds but also excellent trackers.

AKC recognized: No
AKC group: Foundation Stock Service

Size: Height: males around 27½ inches; females around 26 inches
Color: From light sand to red sand (fawn), with or without black mask, black mantle, black brindling, or black overlay.

General characteristics/temperament: The Sloughi is sensitive, alert, intelligent, They are sighthounds, but are also excellent trackers and have a good sense of hearing. They have strong hunting instincts, and become very attached to and protective of their master.

Protective? Yes

Suitable canine sports/activities: lure coursing, tracking

Known health problems: Progressive retinal atrophy, sensitivity to anesthetics and other medication.

Recommended books for further reading:

Sloughi (A Comprehensive Owner's Guide)
By M. Crappon de Caprona
Published in 2004
155 pages

Other websites for additional information:

American Kennel Club breed page
American Sloughi Association
Wikipedia breed information page
American Sloughi Association Rescue

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