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Sloughi

Sloughi
Sloughi Photo #1

Overview

The Sloughi, also known as the Arabian Greyhound, is a rare breed of sighthound that originated in North Africa, specifically in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya. The Sloughi was traditionally used by the nomadic Berber tribes for hunting game, such as hare, fox, and gazelle. They are highly valued for their speed, agility, and endurance.

Temperament

Sloughis are typically reserved and dignified with strangers, but they are loyal and affectionate with their families. They have a strong prey drive and can be independent thinkers, so early socialization and obedience training is important. They are generally good with children and other pets if they are raised with them from a young age.

Lifespan

The average lifespan of a Sloughi is 10 to 15 years.

Shedding

Sloughis have a short, smooth coat that sheds moderately throughout the year. They require minimal grooming, with occasional brushing and bathing.

Puppy

Sloughi puppies are typically energetic and playful, but they can be sensitive and may require patience and consistency in training. They should be socialized with people, other pets, and different environments to ensure they grow up to be well-adjusted adults.

Breed Information

Popularity:2022: #188
2021: #188
2020: #185
2019: N/A
2018: #188
2017: #188
2016: #185
2015: N/A
Origin: Morocco (Std. resp.)
Algeria
Egypt
Tunisia
Libya
Breed Group:Hound
Sighthound & Pariah (UKC)
Size:Medium to Large
Type:Purebred
Life span:12-15 years
Temperament:Alert
Faithful
Intelligent
Sensitive
Independent
Playful
Sweet
Height:Male: 26.4-28.3 inches (66-72 cm)
Female: 24-26.7 inches (61-68 cm)
Weight:Male: 55-65 pounds (25-30 kg)
Female: 35-50 pounds (16-23 kg)
Colors:Black
Brindle
Cream
Fawn
Spotted
Litter Size:4-6 puppies
Puppy Price:Average $800 - $1000 USD

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3 Rocky Sadie
4 Riley Stella
5 Louie Mia
6 Cody Ellie
7 Roscoe Izzy
8 Brody Ella
9 Blue Missie
10 Otis Marley
11 Luke Hazel
12 Samson Mocha
13 Chico Hannah
14 Mac Ava
15 Chewy Nikki
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