Vital Stats:Dog Breed Group: Hound Dogs
Height: 2 feet to 2 feet, 5 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight: 40 to 63 pounds
Life Span: 12 to 16 years
This lean, leggy sighthound likes his comforts — especially soft bedding and, ideally, access to the furniture. Noble and haughty in demeanor, he's affectionate with his own people but aloof toward strangers. He gets along with older children who understand how to interact with dogs, but isn't a good match for a family with young kids. Sloughis are sleek, clean, and quiet, but their stubborn hound nature can make them a poor choice for first-time dog owners.
Males stand 26 to 29 inches at the shoulder; females, 24 to 27 inches. Males generally weigh 50 to 63 pounds, while females are around 40 to 50 pounds.
Coat Color And Grooming
The Sloughi's coat is short, dense, and fine. Hair ranges in color from light sand through red sand (fawn), with or without a black mask; with or without a black mantle; with or without black brindling; and with or without a black overlay.