Other names: Berber Greyhound, Sloughi Moghrebi, Tuareg Sloughi
Country of origin: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya
Size Type: Large Breed Dogs
Life span: 10 – 12 years
Temperament: Sensitive, Intelligent, Loyal, Alert
Height: Females: 61-68 cm; Males: 66-72 cm
Weight: Females: 18-23 kg; Males: 22-28 kg
Color: Black, Brindle, Sandy, Fawn
Price of puppies: $1,900 – $2,700 USD
Sloughi is a medium-large greyhound with smooth, short hair, bred in northern Africa (countries such as Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya) for the sport of hunting hares, foxes, coyotes, gazelles, and wild pigs. The breed has ancient roots, in North Africa, it was cultivated for its excellent hunting abilities, speed, agility, and endurance when racing even over long distances. The appearance of the dog testifies to its strength, style, and courage. The body and limbs are long, but without excessiveness, the muscles are well developed, the back is slightly arched. Sloughi looks pretty cool and graceful. The dog’s behavior is noble, one might even say – indifferent, dark eyes give the appearance a little softness and melancholy.
The Sloughi is a very intelligent and at the same time mechanical hunter who chases what looks like fleeing prey but also takes into account the data of smell and sound signals that the target of pursuit emits. In Africa, the Sloughi, as a working dog, is used mainly for hunting. Typically, the Servant is loyal, playful, affectionate with family members, cautious, and alert with strangers. The Sloughi does not respond well to hard training, but benefits from firm hand control, consistent training, encouragement, and affection.