Sloughi Temperament and Lifespan
Sloughi is distinguished by the nobility, elegance, refinement and gentility. "Dog from aristocrats": noble and self-sufficient. This dog should be kept in the country. This breed is not recommended for novice dog breeders.
It can be trusted with children. Sloughi communicates well with adult pets and those pets with whom it grew up. However, due to strong hunting instinct, this dog is not suitable for living in a house where there is a cat, small dog or other small animals. The dogs usually live for 12-15 years.
How Much Does a Sloughi Cost and Price Range
Being a rare breed, it has a high price which starts from $1500. The price will depend on the dog quality as well as the breeder and the place you are buying the dog. It is recommended to ask the breeder to show all necessary documents proving its pedigree, especially, if you plan to purchase breed or show quality dogs.
Sloughi Colors, Shedding, Full Size and Average Weight
Color: This breed can be sand-colored, mahogany, red-black, brindle or brown-brindle. Sometimes sloughi are black or white spots. Height is 56-76 cm. Weight is 20-27 kg.
Overall Impression: Entering the world kind of "ugly duckling, slips out of the collar, and hiding in the corners, which, however, is characteristic of all greyhounds puppies, Sloughi dog transforms into a graceful dog, which won't leave you indifferent.
Sloughi Breed Characteristics, Information and Facts
Sloughi has long lived with the tribes of Bedouin nomads, who used them as hunting dogs.
Sloughi is the rarest breed of hunting hounds known in Europe. This is a very ancient breed, bred in North Africa for hunting in the desert foxes, hares, jackals, hyenas and wild boar. This dog is very appreciated by Bedouins, for them, it has always been a real family member.
Sloughi is a very ancient breed. The ancestors are depicted in Egyptian bas-reliefs, which are more than 3000 years. They are older and short-haired greyhounds image with hanging ears from the time of flowering of Mesopotamia. Historically these dogs were companions, friends, benefactor, and, along with the racer - the most valuable thing a Bedouin. The women helped the dogs to nurse the puppies. The first representatives of the breed were not spoiled by the attention of owners, or special care.