The ancient Sloughi, sometimes known as the ‘Arabian Greyhound,’ was a slender, fast-coursing dog that chased a variety of game in North African deserts. The Sloughi is a traditional sighthound who is distant with strangers yet compassionate with close ones.
The Sloughi (SLOO-ghee) is an ancient sighthound of classical construction, originally trained to work on games such as hare, fox, jackal, gazelle, and wild pigs on the severe terrain of its birthplace. This is a slim, no-frills hound with a shoulder height of 24 to 29 inches. Coat colors range from light sand to mahogany red-fawn, with or without brindling, black markings, and no intrusive white marks. The Sloughi’s large, black eyes are frequently described as melancholy.’