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It is speculated that the Sloughi originally came from the Orient or from what is today Ethiopia and is a sighthound. On old fragments of earthenware a short-haired sighthound with lop ears was discovered. They are still used for hunting and also make a very reliable guard dog.
They are a sensitive
natured yet alert and intelligent hound. A Sloughi is
faithful and are easy to bring up and train.
Height: 61-72cm (24-72in)
Weight: 16-30kg (35-65lbs)
breed is a short-haired, middle-sized, strong sighthound with drooping
ears and bears an expression which is often described as melancholy.
impression is of a racy but delicate dog. The coat is smooth and fine.
Colours are fawn or sable in all shades, also seen as brindle, white or
black with tan points. The nose is black or dark brown.
Because it is a desert hound, they need protection in cold and wet weather and as it has very short hair with no undercoat it has no "doggy odor" unless it's wet. They are an average shedder and dirt and mud will fall off by itself when the fur dries. Grooming is relatively easy as a rubber brush or grooming glove will remove dead hairs. It is interesting to note that several people have reported that they are good for people with mild cases of dog allergy.
They tend to enjoy excellent health into old age. Only a few genetic conditions have been noted in the breed, in particular Progressive Retinal Atrophy and fortunately this condition can be tested for with a small blood sample.
Indoors they are calm and quiet however these hounds have a longing for exercise also. Aloof with strangers but affectionate towards its owner. They prefer to have a nice comfortable place to sleep and will not be very happy on a hard cold floor or outdoors.
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