Sloughi dog breed

Sloughi breed information

Sloughi are hunting dogs. They are sighthounds. Albeit today sighthounds are used for much else too, and are very popular as companion dogs.

The sloughi comes across as a pretty bright breed type. The dog thrives best when doing tasks that involve mental challenges.

The sloughi dog should be a pleasure to to exercise with, but individual differences in the breed type is expected. Sloughi is a vigilant breed type, and responds well to training. Although there are breeds that are characterized as even more energetic, this is still a breed that requires his daily walks.

Some dogs can be a bit reserved and skeptical strangers, but there exists considerable variation within the breed. Dogs of this breed type will usually be approachable and affectionate towards other dogs. Although wolves, dogs' close relative, in contrast to this breed , there are still similarities. Certain breeds tend to play-bite, but sloughi is not known for this.

Like all dogs is also this very playful as a puppy but calms down often in adulthood. The sloughi are know for their wanderlust and should be kept in a leash.

Disorders: The health for sloughis depends on the dog's lines and breeding and can vary between individuals. They observed are hypothyroidism, different illnesses in canines and other diseases and health problems.

Nice to know about the dog breed: The sloughi originates from Morocco. The dog breed is a relatively very popular and there is still someone who advertises puppies for sale. Sloughis were initially bred for hunting gazelle, antelope, hare and jackal, and guarding. The breed have other names as well, such as arabian greyhound, arabischer windhund.

Grouping: United Kennel Club files the dog breed in the category «sighthound & pariah». Sloughi has been catalogued with FCI and their list of dog breeds as #188 in section «short-haired sighthounds» (10.3) in the group «sighthounds» (registered 1998-01-08).

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