Other name: Arabian Greyhound

Photo: adult dog of Sloughi breed
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Life expectancy

The Sloughi has a life expectancy of between 13 and 15 years




Adult size

Female Between 24 and 27 in
Male Between 26 and 28 in

Adult weight

Female Between 42 and 49 lb
Male Between 44 and 55 lb
Coat colour
Brown Sand
Type of coat
Very short
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Sloughi costs between £250 and £300

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More details about the Sloughi

Sloughi: Origins and history

The Sloughi comes from North Africa as far back as the 13th century, where it was originally bred by the Berbers across Libya, Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco. It’s believed to have been the dog of choice for Egyptian royals and Berber kings, due to its sheer agility and capability of hunting large game. The breed didn’t reach Europe until the late 19th century and the USA until 1973, and is now, unfortunately, a very rare breed.

FCI classification of the Sloughi

  • Group 10 - Sighthounds

  • Section 3 : Short-haired Sighthounds

Training a Sloughi

Despite the Sloughi’s impressive emotional intelligence, it can be a difficult pooch to train. This dog can be stubborn, and so, training should start as a puppy and remain consistent throughout its adult life. As this breed is highly sensitive, using harsh correction methods or punishments will only make it shy away and retreat. The best way to train the Sloughi is by being armed with plenty of patience, positive reinforcements and rewards.

Sloughi: Purchase price

Looking after a dog of this size typically costs between £60 to £110 a month, including food, medical/insurance, and incidental expenses.

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