Sloughi

The Sloughi is a one-person or one-family dog breed who’s affectionate with their own people but aloof toward strangers. Like many hounds, their stubborn nature can make them too much of a handful for first-time dog parents.

Even though these are purebred dogs, you may find them in the care of shelters or rescue groups. Remember to adopt! Don’t shop if you want to bring a dog home.

Sloughis have high energy levels and need lots of exercise to stay happy and healthy. Couch potatoes, move on to a breed that moves at your speed because this pup will leave you in the dust if you can’t handle physical activity. But for a pet parent who can keep up, this dog will be an loving, lifelong companion.

See below for complete list of dog breed traits and facts about Sloughis!

Sloughi Dog Breed Pictures

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability

Adapts Well To Apartment Living
4
Good For Novice Owners
2
Sensitivity Level
4
Tolerates Being Alone
3
Tolerates Cold Weather
2
Tolerates Hot Weather
3

All Around Friendliness

Affectionate With Family
5
Kid-Friendly
5
Dog Friendly
4
Friendly Toward Strangers
3

Health And Grooming Needs

Amount Of Shedding
3
Drooling Potential
1
Easy To Groom
5
General Health
3
Potential For Weight Gain
2
Size
4

Trainability

Easy To Train
3
Intelligence
4
Potential For Mouthiness
3
Prey Drive
5
Tendency To Bark Or Howl
2
Wanderlust Potential
3

Physical Needs

Energy Level
5
Intensity
3
Exercise Needs
5
Potential For Playfulness
3

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group:
Hound Dogs
Height:
24 to 29 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight:
40 to 63 pounds
Life Span:
12 to 16 years

More About This Breed

  • 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.

  • Size

    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.

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