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Training &Temperament

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Did You Know?

The Sloughi has been assigned the Hound Group designation. They first entered FSS in 1997.

The Sloughi breed in Europe and the USA from dogs imported directly from Tunisia, Libya, Morocco and Algeria.

December 2003 - The Board approved the eligibility of some Foundation Stock breeds (including the Sloughi), which meet certain criteria, for competition in AKC Companion Events (Obedience, Tracking, and Agility), effective January 1, 2004.

From the May 2010 Board Meeting The Sloughi will be eligible to compete in the Miscellaneous Class, effective January 1, 2011.

Training & Temperament Because of its long history as a coursing and guard breed of nomads, the Sloughi is skeptical about strangers and is aloof. Sloughi puppies require socialization, such as puppy classes and exposure to many new people and situations in order to become properly adjusted adults. Being a sensitive sighthound, the Sloughi requires training methods that are based in the principles of positive reinforcement. Harsh or punitive methods will not be successful with...

The Sloughi is one of two African Sighthound breeds recognized by FCI. Whereas the Sloughi originates from North Africa, the Azawakh is to be found in Central Africa (Chad, Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali). The Sloughi is also known as the Arabian Greyhound.

The Sloughi was originally bred by the Berbers and the Bedouins in North Africa, the Azawakh by the Touareg (a Berber tribe) in Central Africa and the Saluki by the Bedouin in the Middle East.

From the February 2004 Board Meeting - Effective April 1, 2004: The Sloughi will be eligible to participate in AKC Lure Coursing Tests, and to participate in Lure Coursing Trials on an exhibition-only basis.

From the May 2011 Board Meeting The American Sloughi Association will serve as the AKC Parent Club to represent the Sloughi.

The Sloughi exists in coat of many colors. The most common are the sand black mask, and the sand brindle. But Sloughis can also be found in all shades of Sand, with or without Black Masking, Brindling or Mantling.

Although Sloughis are Sighthounds which chase their prey on sight, they are also excellent trackers who can flush out game by scent before the final chase.

From the August 2006 Board Meeting - The Sloughi will be eligible to compete in Lure Coursing Events, effective October 1, 2006.

From the February 2015 Board Meeting The American Sloughi Association is the official parent club for the Sloughi and to accept the Sloughi into the AKC Stud Book on December 1, 2015. The breed will be eligible to compete in the Hound Group beginning January 1, 2016. AKC will maintain an open registry for the Breed until January 1, 2021.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Cream 076
Mahogany 128
Red 140
Sandy 168


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code
Black Brindle 118
Black Mask 004
Brindle 051
Brindle Black Mantle 448
Darker Overlay 061
Mantle 447