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Ancient North African Sighthound
Dominique Crapon de Caprona, Ph.D., Shi'Rayan Sloughis. For further
information contact Fritzsch@Creighton.edu
Copyright 1996 by Dominique Crapon de Caprona, Ph.D.
* May 1997: article with further comparisons between sighthound
Table of Contents
* Frequently Asked Questions
* Origins and History
* General Appearance
* The Sloughi is often confused with other smooth Sighthounds
Frequently Asked Questions
_What kind of dog is a Sloughi?_
The Sloughi belongs to the FCI Group 10 of Sighthounds (which also
includes the Afghan, Azawakh, Borzoi, Chart Polski, Galgo Espanol,
Greyhound, Irish Wolfhound, Italian Greyhound, Magyar Agar, Saluki,
Scottish Deerhound, and Whippet). More precisely it belongs to the
"sub-population" of lop-eared Sighthounds (together with the
Afghan, Azawakh, Saluki).
Although it has been recognized since 1935 internationally by the
FCI, and is recognized in the USA by most Kennel Clubs, the AKC is
the only club that has not yet done so and the Sloughi is therefore
considered to be a "rare breed" in the USA.
True Sighthounds, Sloughis have excellent vision: they chase on
sight anything that moves, however far away. Puppies are already
interested by moving objects, even if it is a leaf in the wind. A
long distance runner with strong stamina, the Sloughi is a
tremendous hunter in open spaces. Although the breed hunts mainly
by sight, it also relies on scent to do so.
_Where does the Sloughi come from? What were they originally used for?_
The Sloughi comes from North Africa: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and
Libya. It is the hound of the Berber and Bedouin. In older times
Sloughis were used to hunt fennec (desert fox), desert hare,
gazelle, large mountain gazelle, ostrich, hyena, and jackal.
Today, it is mainly used to hunt desert fox and hare, rarely
gazelle, and to protect herds from jackals. In Tunisia, it is said
that only Sloughis, and crossbreeds that have Sloughi blood, will
tackle the jackal.
Like the Saluki, Afghan hound and Azawakh in their respective
societies, the Sloughi is highly treasured by its North African
_How are Sloughis with people, children and other pets?_
Sloughis are alert watch dogs. With people they do not know,
Sloughis are usually aloof and cautious. They take time to warm up
to strangers allowed to enter the house, and it is best to let the
Sloughi approach the stranger at its own pace, after it had time to
observe this person, rather than to force an acquaintance on
him/her. Bedouins treasure this attitude and have bred their dogs
accordingly. Just as Sloughis are protective of their household, so
are often bitches with their whelps. It is best to present puppies
to their potential new owner in absence of their dam.
Sloughis which have been raised in kennel situations, with little
socializing, are typically very shy, nervous, freeze when
confronted with new situations, and may snap because they are
scared. However they can be made to adjust, one step at a time, and
with a lot of patience. Well socialized Sloughis can also be scared
occasionally, the difference being that they adjust much more
quickly to the new situation than non-socialized ones, and that
they often rely on their trust to their owner to do so.
With its owner, the Sloughi is gentle, affectionate, subtle and
very loyal. Some Sloughis do not change owners with ease, having
developed for once and for all a bond with one particular person.
Such bonds exist also between Sloughis. Sloughis get along well
with children taught to respect them, and with other pets (dogs,
Precautions are as follows: do not leave a Sloughi (or any other
dog) with young children for long period of time unattended,
children can abuse Sloughis without realizing it, and the dog might
want at some point to defend itself. A Sloughi which is raised with
cats will be great in the house with them, but may mistake them for
game outside, particularly if the cat runs away; some cats attack
dogs, and can inflict damage to their eyes and face with their
claws. Similar precautions apply to Sloughis and parrots (the beak
of large parrots can turn into a dangerous weapon).
Sloughis are intelligent, and have a great need of freedom. They
can however be well trained if disciplined fairly, consistently and
gently, as they are sensitive to anger. Dominant animals need a
_How much exercise does a Sloughi need? Are they sensitive to cold?_
A Sloughi, particularly young dogs, needs a daily run. They are
good jogging partners. Once a Sloughi has had its exercise, it
spends most of its time resting in the most comfortable spot,
observing the household from a distance.
Regular exercise and being an integrated part of the family are
prerequisites for a well adjusted Sloughi. Sloughis are intelligent
and curious. They love to travel and be taken to different places
with their owner. It is not a good idea to leave a Sloughi to its
own devices in the yard. A bored Sloughi will typically look for
its own entertainment, not necessarily close to the house.
The Sloughi is a hound of the desert. It is unhappy in wet and cold
surroundings. Although the breed develops a denser coat in winter,
this is not a breed one should leave outside for extended periods
of time in cold weather. Sloughis usually enjoy a quick race in the
snow, before coming back inside to warm up. They love to doze in
front of the fire-place, or snuggle under the bed blankets.
_Should one crate Sloughis?_
Sloughis typically need a lot of space around them. They tense up
when in a crate for extended periods of time, and do not like it.
Crates should be used only when house-training, for short periods
of time for the dog's own protection, or when traveling. Although
the theory is that a crate mimics a den, no canid stays locked up
in its den for hours, and there is no reason why a dog should put
up with endless hours of crating. Most people who have Sloughis
crate them only when traveling by plane. Some owners use crates to
give a Sloughi his own private place to relax, but the door remains
open most of the time, and the dog can go in and out as he pleases.
If the Sloughi has to be crated, the crate should be as large as
possible and padded with a mattress or blanket for the Sloughi to
At shows or coursing events, the best is to keep Sloughis in large
secure play-pens or on leash. The Sloughi is a watch dog, and even
the gentlest of Sloughis may become territorial in its play pen and
defend the area in which he is being kept (play-pen or car). As a
precaution, always wait for the owner to be there before
approaching, on your own or with your kids.
_Are there any special medical problems in the breed? _
There are today no genetic diseases that are widespread in the
breed, mainly because breeders in Europe cultivated a large gene
Genetic deficiencies such as deficient immune system, balance
problems, and hemophilia, occur in inbred lines.
Isolated cases of myocitic condition (atrophy of the jaw muscles)
have been reported. Older animals commonly become arthritic. Cancer
may affect some individuals. No case of torsion, or hip dysplasia,
is known to the author.
Like other Sighthounds, the Sloughi is sensitive to anesthetics.
Under proper conditions the life span of a Sloughi is 12-16 years.
Although small injuries can make them scream, Sloughis are often
extremely stoic to more serious pain and do not moan or complain
unless it becomes excruciating. As a result it is sometimes
difficult to realize in time that they are seriously ill or
suffering, and to determine the cause.
A well socialized Sloughi, with a calm and confident owner, is not
a problem for a Veterinarian to treat.
Origins and History
The exact origins of the Sloughi date too far back to be completely
known and remain speculative. Representations of African
Sighthound-like dogs date back to the 8th-7th millennium BC, and
Ancient Egypt's artifacts tell us how valuable straight-eared and
lop-eared smooth Sighthounds were in those days. The lop-eared smooth
Egyptian Sighthound originated possibly from Asia but was also part of
tributes to the Pharaohs from Nubia (South of Egypt). This ancient
hound resembles today's Sloughi, Azawakh, smooth Saluki, and smooth
Afghan, and it is impossible without any genetic study to know whether
it was identical with any of these breeds or a breed of its own, or
whether it was the ancestor of all lop-eared Sighthound breeds.
In its countries of origin (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya), the
Sloughi is the only dog treated as family and allowed into the tent.
For the Arab it is a noble animal compared to the other impure local
dogs or "kelb". This is illustrated by such expressions as "Aada machi
Kelb; aada Sloughi" or "this is not a dog, this is a Sloughi". In
these countries, the Sloughi is the only canine bred and selected with
the same care as an Arabian horse. A Bedouin would go without his own
blanket to provide his Sloughi with warmth in the cold desert nights.
Puppies were often breast fed by Bedouin women to help nursing
bitches. A lost Sloughi was mourned like family. Sloughis were often
decorated with jewelry and amulets. Their legs are sometimes ritually
branded by their owner, and the ears are cropped up to prevent them
from being torn to pieces when hunting jackals.
Political upheavals disrupted highly sophisticated breeding by leading
families. Because of a law introduced during French occupation which
prohibited hunting with sighthounds and resulted in the shooting of
these dogs on sight, and epidemic rabies, the Sloughi population was
decimated. In spite of efforts in Europe and North Africa, the Sloughi
is still not very common and its breeders have an important
responsibility in the conservation of this ancient breed.
The Sloughi is smooth, lop-eared, tall, leggy and racy, has a noble,
somewhat melancholic, gentle and sad expression.
The Sloughi is squarish, somewhat higher than long. The top-line
descends along the neck and straightens along the back. The withers
are hardly visible and the top-line is almost straight from the base
of the neck. There is a slight curve over the loin. The croup is bony,
the brisket is deep but does not reach the elbow. The underline is
first straight (long sternum) then rising sharply to a well tucked up
loin. The ribs are flat then slightly rounded to the back, for this
reason the Sloughi, seen from the front, is more narrow than
round-ribbed breeds. The musculature is very lean and dry. Sloughis in
perfect condition have flat, long and tight muscles, one can see their
hip-bones and their spine-bones in the loin region, as well as the
last free-floating ribs.
Shoulders are long and oblique, forearms bony and muscular, wrists
supple and strong. Thighs are flat and muscular, seconds thighs long
and well muscled, hock strong and well bent, pastern strong without
dew claws. Angulation in front and rear is moderate, feet are oval and
webbed between the toes. In many lightly built Sloughis the feet have
the shape of a hare-foot. Nails are black or pigmented.
The tail is in line with the croup, curved at the end and held low, it
should be thin and long enough to reach the hock.
The "desert type" Sloughis are more lightly built than "mountain type"
Sloughis. Dogs, larger than bitches, usually look more strongly built
and powerful than Salukis and Azawakhs, particularly the "mountain
type" dogs. Bitches should be feminine, graceful and more refined than
Dogs 25 to 29 inches (66 to 72 cm) at the withers, 30 inches (75 cm)
common in "mountain type" dogs.
Bitches 24 to 27 inches (61 to 68 cm)
Ideally, for a male of 28 inches (70 cm), the length of the body
should be 26-27 inches (67-68 cm). For a bitch of 26 inches (65 cm)
the length of the body should be 24-25 inches (62-63 cm)
The coat is very short, dense and soft, the skin is fine and tight
The coat colors of the Sloughi blend with the North African
environment: in the desert mainly the color of sand, often with a
black mask, in rocky or mountainous grassy areas, black mantel or
often brindle, an advantage to approach prey undetected. Other coat
colors are all shades from sand to red/fawn with or without black
markings (black mask, black ears, brindle, black mantel, dark
overlay). Red fawn with or without mask, and brindle on red with black
mantel (the darkest coat) are few. Black brindle and red-brindle are
rare. A small white patch on the chest and few white hairs at the tips
of the toes are tolerated.
The head in profile is long, refined, but rather strong compared to
other Sighthounds. Seen from above it forms an elongated triangle from
the broad skull to the tip of the nose. The stop and brows are barely
pronounced, the muzzle roughly as long as the skull.
The ears are triangular, moderate in size, and rounded at the tip.
They hang flat on each side. They can fold in action or when the dog
The eyes are amber (topaz) to dark brown, often lined with black, and
give the dog an often melancholy, sad and distant look. They are
well-set in their sockets, in some cases not totally open as a result
of slightly oblique eye-lids.
The teeth should be strong and white, none should be missing, with a
scissors or level bite. Some Sloughis have additional pre-molars 1.
Trot: the Sloughi has an effortless and floating gait. There is no
exaggeration in extension, the front paw does not reach beyond the tip
of the nose. There is no exaggeration in drive, as a result of the
moderate rear angulation. The head is held at a moderate angle to the
Gallop: Double suspension. Because of its squarish structure and more
level top-line the Sloughi does not flex its back as much as the
Light eyes (light amber); heavy head and body; stop too pronounced;
bad proportions; bad topline; rounded ribs; not enough tuck; croup too
oblique, insufficient or too narrow; tail too short, too furnished or
badly carried; coat hard and coarse.
Ears erect, or with tips drooping forward, ears too long, rose ear.
Coat half long, feathering on legs or tail
Extensive white markings, white socks, color not in accordance with
Overshot or undershot.
Males should have 2 apparently normal testicles fully descended into
Sloughis are fast and highly efficient hunters. True Sighthounds, they
have excellent vision: they chase on sight anything that moves,
however far away. The Sloughi is always on the alert for moving
objects. Most of the play among Sloughis consists in chasing each
other. On a walk with a Sloughi off leash, the owner has to learn to
locate a possible chase object before his dog does, in order to call
him back in time to prevent the chase (for example when the
"interesting" object is across a road and cars are driving by).
A well socialized Sloughi is affectionate, gentle, subtle and very
loyal to its owner. Sloughis, which have bonded to a particular
person, do not change ownership easily. With people they do not know,
Sloughis are aloof and cautious, they usually do not like to be
touched by strangers unless they have been introduced, gently, by
their owner. Sloughis are intelligent, curious, and independent. They
can be well trained if disciplined fairly and gently, as they are
sensitive to anger. However do not expect from a Sloughi to take to
training as a Golden Retriever or Border Collie would. Sloughis are
reliable and alert watch dogs.
They like children brought up to respect animals, and harmonize well
with other pets, such as cats, other dogs, and parrots, when raised
with them. They are sometimes edgy around small dogs which scurry and
bark a lot. Because Sloughis are tall, they may inadvertently be too
strong when playing or running around with very small dogs. Sloughis
develop friendships with cats, however caution is necessary when cat
and dog are outside. Sometimes a Sloughi will mistake its friend for
game, particularly if the cat runs away: this behavior invariably
triggers a chase.
Sloughis have retained all their basic instincts. Parents of a litter
often both defend it, as do unrelated adults. Mothers nurture their
puppies well, bringing food to them when they stop producing milk.
Sloughis living together establish hierarchies stabilized by subtle
behavioral rituals. Intentions and moods are displayed by a large
variety of subtle postures, expressions and sounds. Sloughis dig dens
when they nurture puppies, to cool off in hot weather, or just for
fun. They are very good jumpers.
Sloughis are tough, and even when they suffer intense pain, they
hardly show it. For this reason, it is sometimes difficult to realize
in time that a Sloughi is ill and in pain, and to determine the
reason. They can however be very vocal after small injuries. A well
socialized Sloughi who bonded to a calm and confident owner is not a
problem for a veterinarian to treat, even when the treatment is not
very pleasant. It seems to understand that it is being helped.
Because of its short coat, the Sloughi is very clean, it has no
"doggy" odor except when wet. It just loves warmth and comfort, and
needs protection from wet and cold. Daily exercise is necessary to its
The Sloughi is often confused with other smooth Sighthounds
_What are the differences between the Sloughi and the Greyhound?_
Compared to the Greyhound, the Sloughi is built more on a square
than a rectangle, it has more tuck, the forehead is larger, the
ears are longer and drop on each side of the head, instead of being
folded and pushed back as in the Greyhound. The coat colors of the
Greyhound vary more than those of the Sloughi, with large
quantities of white absent in the Sloughi. In well exercised
individuals, the Greyhound looks much more muscular, the Sloughi
leaner. Seen from above, the Greyhound is much wider than the
Sloughi. The Sloughi is slower, averaging 28-31 miles/hour, but has
more stamina. The racing style of the Sloughi looks more "pulled
together" as a result of its squarish structure, the Sloughi does
not flex its back as much as the Greyhound.
_What are the difference between the Sloughi, the Saluki and the
The Sloughi originates from North Africa (Morocco, Algeria,
Tunisia, Lybia), the Azawakh from Central Africa (Mali,Cha, Niger
Burkina-Faso), The Saluki from outside and East of Africa (Saudi
Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Turkey), the Afghan Hound from Afghanistan. The
indigenous Salukis of Iran /Irak and the indigenous Tazis of
Afghanistan as these 3 countries have common borders.
Inherited differences between these 4 breeds are at different
1) blood proteins
According to the comparative studies of K.Bruchmüller on the blood
proteins of various Sighthounds and other dogs, these 4 breeds have
distinct genetic profiles. More specifically, the Sloughi and the
Azawakh, both African Sighthounds, are the only Sighthound breeds
to date in which an additional allele B was found on the
Glucose-Phosphate-Isomerase (GPI) locus. This allele had been found
otherwise in the fox, the jackal, the coyote, an Italian wolf
population and a few dog breeds (German Shepherd, poodles, Epagneul
The Saluki and the Afghan hound were the only Sighthound breeds
with a third allele C on the Esterases (ES) locus, and the
Greyhound was the only breed with only allele A, the remaining
breeds having alleles A & B on that locus. Further, the Afghan
hound and the Borzoi have an additional allele B on the Tetrazoli
umoxidase (TO) locus, not seen in the Saluki. The Saluki, the
Afghan hound and the Borzoi have an additional allele B on the
Glucose-6-Phosphat-Dehydrogenase (G6pd) locus, whereas the Azawakh,
Greyhound and Sloughi have only the allele A on that locus. The
Afghan hound is the only Sighthound examined in this study in which
only one allele B (no allele A) was found on the Postalbumin 1(Pa1)
locus. The Greyhound and the Borzoi are the only Sighthounds in
this study with a third allele C on the Leuciaminopeptidase (Lap)
The blood proteins of the Sloughi and Azawakh are almost identical
whereas each other breed shows a difference on at least one locus.
In spite of these differences, the Afghan, Azawakh, Borzoi,
Greyhound, Saluki and Sloughi all have one thing in common: All
show alleles A & B on the Postalbumine 3 (Pa3) locus.
2) coat texture
Sloughis and Azawakhs are always smooth, Salukis are either smooth
or feathered, Afghan hounds are long-haired. However, there is a
variety of smooth Afdghans, not yet recognized by the FCI. Such
smooths Afghan hounds offered to the French President George
Pompidou by the king of Afghanistan. Siblings with both kind of
coats can be found in the Saluki and the Afghan hound, not in the
Sloughi and the Azawakh. The fact that long-coated show Afghans
once in a while throw smooth puppies is a reminder that the breed
still carries that characteristic in its genes.
3) coat color
These 4 breeds have been bred in distinct coloration patterns (for
the sake of consistency I refer here to the FCI standards for these
4 breeds): The Sloughi is always solid with no extensive white
markings (a white patch on the chest and few white hair at the tip
of the toes are overlooked). There are no parti-colored Sloughis,
i.e no extensive "irish" or "piebald". Colors are all shades of
light sand to red with or without black mask, black ears, brindle,
dark overlay and black mantel. The typical colors are
sand/brindle/black mask or sand black mask. The Saluki is found in
any color except brindle, the black mask is very rare and not found
on sand (creme) coats. The Saluki can be parti-colored or white or
grizzle. Although the brindle is not allowed in the standard of the
Saluki, some tazis found in Turkey, Iran and Irak are brindle. The
Azawakh is red or sand, with black mask, dark overlay or brindle.
It has extensive white markings such as white socks, white blaze,
white tip of tail, extensive white throat patch. In Africa other
colors are found which are not recognized by the FCI standard for
the breed such as parti color and black & white. The Afghan hound
can be found in all coat colors, with black mask, brindle, black
ears, black mantel, and grizzle (domino).
Although there is a certain degree of variation within each breed
with some overlap in the looks of some individuals of each breed,
the body proportions, topline, underline and angulations of these
breeds are different.
The Azawakh is built on a standing rectangle. The top-line descends
along the neck, at an angle over the withers, and straightens along
the back. The hips are slightly higher than, or level with, the
withers, the croup is bony, the brisket does not reach the elbow,
the underline is first falling then rising sharply.
The Sloughi is squarish, slightly higher than long. The top-line
descends along the neck and straightens along the back. The withers
are hardly visible and the topline is almost straight from the base
of the neck. There is a slight curve over the loin. The croup is
bony, the brisket does not reach the elbow, the underline is first
straight (long sternum) then rising sharply.
The Saluki is squarish to slightly rectangular. The top-line
descends along the neck, at an angle over the withers, and
straightens along the back. The croup is bony but often more
rounded than in the previous 2 breeds. The brisket usually reaches
the elbow, the underline rising evenly from the elbow.
The long coated Afghan hound is difficult to assess, because of the
long coat which hides many features of the body structure. In more
general terms, the Afghan hound is squarish to slighthly
rectangular with a topline descending along the neck, at an angle
over the withers and straightening along the back. The croup is
bony. In smooths, and in dogs with a somewhat longer coat, the few
pictures available show a brisket which reaches the elbow, the
underline rising evenly from the elbow.
Salukis and Afghan hounds are usually more angulated in the rear
than Sloughis, which are more angulated than the Azawakh. Salukis
and Afghan hounds usually have larger ears than Azawakhs which
usually have larger ears than Sloughis. Sloughis, particularly the
males, have larger and stronger heads than Salukis and Azawakhs.
Sloughis are usually bigger and look more powerful than either
Salukis and Azawakhs. Sloughis and Azawakhs are more leggy and
usually have more tuck than Salukis and Afghan hounds.
All 4 breeds have a very noble and impressive bearing. The
expression of the Sloughi is gentle and melancholy, almost sad. The
expression of the Azawakh's almond-shaped eyes is intense and
somewhat feral, the expression of the Saluki is thoughtful and
alert, the expression of the Afghan hound is alert, dignified and
5) natural gait The Azawakh has a flashy and springy gait, head and
tail held high. There is no exageration in extension. As a result
of its "standing rectangle" structure, the racing style of the
Azawakh is an upright gallop.
The Sloughi has a smooth, floating, effortless gait, tail held low,
head at a moderate angle to the body. There is no exageration in
extension, the front paw not reaching beyond the tip of the nose.
This type of gait enables an animal to cover large distances
without tiring. The racing style resembles more that of the
greyhound, but looks more pulled together as a result of the
squarish structure of the Sloughi versus the "lying rectangle"
structure of the Greyhound. Because of its straighter topline, the
Sloughi does not flex its back as much as the Greyhound.
The Saluki has a light and effortless gait, in which the degree of
reach and drive varies between the extreme extension, front paws
reaching beyond the tip of the nose, of some modern show dogs, and
the more moderate gait of the so-called "old fashioned" or "desert
breds", which resembles more that of the Sloughi. Like in the
Sloughi the tail is held low and the head is at a normal angle to
The Afghan hound has a stylish, smooth and springy gait. Like in
the Azawakh the head and tail are held high. Like in the Saluki,
some modern show Afghans have a longer striding trot than dogs
imported from their country of origin. The racing style is
difficult to analyse and compare as it is hampered by the heavy
coat, and the information is unavailable for the smooth Afghan.
According to studies which clocked the speed of these 4 breeds on
oval tracks in Germany, the Sloughi and Saluki are basically
identical, the Azawakh is slower and the long-coated Afghan hound
even more, however not excluding the possibility that the smooth
could be faster than the long-coated Afghan.
All 4 breeds are good watch dogs, with the Azawakh being probably
the most protective. All are aloof towards strangers. All are
excellent hunters. Where they come from, the Sloughi, Azawakh and
Saluki usually hunt in open spaces (desert or open plains or
steppe), they also protect sheep and goat herds from jackals
(Sloughi and Azawakh) or other local wild canids (Saluki in
Turkey). The long coated Afghan hound was used to hunt in tough
mountainous terrain, whereas the smooth and somewhat longer coated
varieties more often hunted in the open plains. All are or were
highly treasured by their respective societies.
The text above includes parts of articles published by the author
about the Sloughi in "Sighthound Review" (editor Bo Bengtson), "Dog
World" (editor Donna Marcel), "Field Advisory News" (editor Vicki
Clark), the "SKC Journal" (States kennel Club) and "The Sloughi"
(Sloughi Fanciers Association of America).
FCI Standard 188(Morocco) Fédération Cynologique Internationale
Remarks on the Standard 188 (1994) by D. Crapon de Caprona.
The Ways of the Desert (1971) by Général Daumas. This translation into
English of a French 19th century work mistakenly replaced the original
word "Sloughi" by "Saluki". University of Texas Press, Austin and
Variation of Blood Proteins in Race Hounds (1993) by K. Scherer
(Bruchmüller), Journal of Veterinary Medicine A 39, Paul Parey
Scientific Publishers, Berlin and Hamburg, Germany.
The Sloughi (1995) by the Sloughi Fanciers Association of America, PO
Box 1202, Wildomar CA 92595, USA
The "Rare" Sighthound breeds, FCI Group 10 (1995) by D. Crapon de
Caprona, Field Advisory News, November/December issue, editor Vicki
Clark, Alpaugh, CA, USA
Tracking the Sloughi in North Africa (1995), I.& E. Schritt, edited
and translated by D. Crapon de Caprona Sighthound Review March April,
May-June issues, editor Bo Bengtson, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Sloughi International, magazine, editor E. Schritt, Germany.
Kennel Clubs which recognize the Sloughi
Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI, Puerto Rico, South
America, Morocco & Europe), Union Cynologie Internationale
USA: UCI- International All Breed Kennel Club of America,
United Kennel Club (UKC), States Kennel Club (SKC), American
Rare Breed Association (ARBA) World Wide Kennel Club (WWKC)
Canada: Southern Ontario Rare Breed Club, Canadian Rare Breed
Association, Credit Valley Kennel and Obedience Rare Breed
USA/Canada: members of the Sloughi Fanciers Association of
America have worked together with members of the following
associations to enable the Sloughi to compete in their events
(all non-commercial) National Oval Track Racing Association
(NOTRA), Large Gazehound Racing Association (sprint, LGRA),
American Sighthound Field Association (lure-coursing, ASFA)
(miscellaneous stake over 18"), National Open Field Coursing
Association (open field hunts, NOFCA), North American Coursing
Association (open field hunts, NACA).
In the USA, for information about the breed, conformation/performance
events involving Sloughis, reputable breeders, rescue service,
quarterly newsletter, contact:
The Sloughi Fanciers Association of America
PO Box 1202 Wildomar CA 92595
For fast contact E-Mail to Fritzsch@Creighton.edu
Bernd Fritsch, Fritzsch@Creighton.edu
Copyright 1996 by Dominique Crapon de Caprona, Ph.D.