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Sloughi

Despite a look of nobility and haughtiness, Sloughis are very fond of their handlers and companions, who they will defend if need be.

About the Sloughi

Hunters by instinct, capable of sustained effort, these North African dogs also enjoy all the creature comforts.

Sloughis have existed for centuries in the Maghreb and today most of them are found in Morocco, which holds the standard. These smooth-coated sighthounds are very racy, elegant dogs, not only in terms of demeanour, but also because of their lean musculature and fine tissues.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
Morocco
Group
FCI Group 10, AKC Hound Group
Size category
Medium
Avg life expectancy
12–16 years

Loving / Assertive / Gentle / Independent / Intelligent / Loyal / Sociable

Key facts

  • Requires moderate grooming
  • Training should start early
  • Needs a lot of exercise

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