Sloughi

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

See below for complete list of Sloughi characteristics!

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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
Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs
5
Dog Friendly
4
Friendly Toward Strangers
3

Health Grooming

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

Exercise Needs

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

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

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.