Dog Breed profiles
Sloughi Breed Profile
Sloughi fact file
KC Group: hound
Good with children?: yes recommended
Exercise requirement: lots
Good guard dogs?: no
Moulting level: low
Jogging partner: yes
An incredibly loyal dog, so much so that they do not rehome easily. Although the hunting instinct is strong, they are good in the home and will enjoy running as much as lazing by the fireplace.
The Breed Standard describes them as "loyal to owner, affectionate with family, aloof with strangers." However, opinion varies from being excellent with children to being too nervous to deal with anything but a quiet life. We would therefore advise talking to the breeder for individual line characteristics. Generally, Sloughis are home loving dogs that bond very closely to their owners. Their sensitive nature requires patience and special training. They will keep themselves clean, often referred to as cat-like behaviour, grooming themselves and always keeping that refined and noble appearance.
The Breed Standard stipulates height at withers for dogs at 66-72cm, bitches 61-68cm.
A healthy dog with few breed-specific problems.
Sloughi Special Care
The hunting instinct is strong, so caution must be taken off the lead and with other domestic pets.
Remember! All breed profiles are general and every dog is an individual.