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The Sloughi is a smooth coated sighthound of medium to large size with a noble, dignified stature. Elegant and racy, yet strong and muscular, the Sloughi is clearly built to run. Coats come in various colours.

12 – 16 years
20 – 27kg
30 – 38cm
Fur comes in various shades
Kennel Club Group
The need-to-know
  • Dogs suitable for experienced owners
  • Extra training required
  • Generally healthy breed
  • Enjoys active walks
  • Enjoys more than two hours of walking a day
  • Large dog
  • Minimum drool
  • Requires grooming once a week
  • Chatty and vocal dog
  • Barks and alerts to visitors/anything unusual
  • Generally friendly with other dogs
  • May need additional training to live with other pets
  • May need additional supervision to live with children
  • Needs a large garden
  • Can live in semi-rural areas
  • Can be left occasionally with training
Generally healthy breed

The Sloughi is generally healthy and robust breed but can suffer from:
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy which is an inherited disorder where part of the eye degenerates and wastes away which can result in blindness.
Priority Kennel Club health schemes and testing: 
None but there are several recommended schemes that the Kennel Club recommends which can be found here.


Noble, dignified and aloof, the Sloughi is a sensitive breed, though they should not be nervous. Loving, affection and even silly with family, they tend to be reserved with strangers and while not a guarding breed, they will make their distrust of unwelcome strangers or suspicious persons quite clear if necessary!

Intelligent and quick witted, the Sloughi, if raised properly and carefully, will be a devoted companion. This is a sighthound who is also well equipped to use scent to find prey, so owners must take this into account and be prepared to socialise and habituate from an early age to livestock and cats - although it is wise not to trust them with unknown cats or any small furry animals.

Did You Know?

For a long time the Sloughi was thought by many to be a smooth coated version of the Saluki, and in many books the Sloughi was wrongly named ‘Saluki’. In fact, whilst the two breeds share many similarities, the Sloughi is more closely related to the Azawakh, whilst the Saluki is more closely linked to the Afghan Hound.

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