Also known as: Arabian Greyhound
Breed origin: Africa
Original purpose: Sighthounds but also excellent trackers.
AKC recognized: No
AKC group: Foundation Stock Service
Height: males around 27½ inches;
females around 26 inches
From light sand to red sand (fawn), with or without black mask, black mantle, black brindling, or black overlay.
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.
Suitable canine sports/activities:
lure coursing, tracking
Known health problems:
Progressive retinal atrophy, sensitivity to anesthetics and other medication.
Recommended books for further reading:
Other websites for additional information:
American Kennel Club breed page
American Sloughi Association
Wikipedia breed information page
American Sloughi Association Rescue
Page Last Updated: February 1, 2018