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FCI nummer: 188
Gruppe 10: Mynder
Seksjon 3: Korthårede mynder
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Foundation Stock Service (FSS)
Each of the following breeds has been accepted for recording in the AKC Foundation Stock Service®. The AKC provides this service to allow these purebred breeds to continue to develop while providing them with the security of a reliable and reputable avenue to maintain their records. FSS® breeds are not eligible for AKC registration. Several of the FSS breeds are approved to compete in AKC Companion Events. To review the complete list of breeds approved to compete in companion events, click here. Contact information is available for a majority of the Foundation Stock Service® breeds. The AKC does not recommend one club over another. None of the clubs are affiliated with the AKC at this time (except for the coonhound national breed clubs).
ANDRE NAVN: Arabisk mynde, salugi, berberhund
VEKT: Hann: 17-32kg
Tispe: 17-32kg
HØYDE: Hann: 66-72cm
Tispe: 61-67cm
FARGE(R): sandfarget, lys til rødlig
PELS: Glatt uten underhår
AKTIVITET: Svært aktiv

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Om Sloughi:

Eligible Registries: American Sloughi Association, Inc. (ASLA), Sloughi Fanciers Association of America, Any Acceptable Foreign Registry

Contact: American Sloughi Association, Inc. (ASLA), Mrs. Ermine Moreau-Sipiere, President, PO Box 466, Como, TX 75431; Tel: (903) 348-5792, Fax: (903) 488-9834; e-mail:


The Sloughi is originally the Sighthound of the Berber people. Its exact origins 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. Recent mitochondrial DNA studies confirm that the Sloughi is an ancient breed embedded in Africa, and show that the Sloughi has no more relationship to the Saluki it is often confused with, than to other breeds such as Scottish Deerhound, Dachshund, Samoyed, Basenji or Boxer.

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 Berber 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, and its owner would go without his own blanket to provide his Sloughi with warmth in the cold desert nights. Puppies were often breast fed by Bedouin and Berber 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.

It was in the mid 1800s that the first detailed descriptions of the breed and its role in the North African societies reached us through the books of General Daumas, then stationed in Algeria. Other reports followed by travellers from other countries to North Africa. The breed was imported first by France and the Netherlands at the end of the 1800-beginning of the 1900s, before the Saluki and the Afghan Hounds breeds were clearly indentified there. The first standard was put together in both countries, the first official standard being published in 1925 by the French Sighthound Association. Because France occupied Algeria, the Sloughi was considered a French Sighthound breed until the 1970s when Algeria gained independance. Morocco then became the country representing this breed within the FCI.

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.

In the United States, the first Sloughi was imported in 1973.

Farger og egenheter:

Description Type Code
Brindle S 057
Fawn S 082
Sandy S 168
Black A 007
Description Type Code
Black Mask S 004
Black Tips S 053
Brindle Markings S 007
Darker Overlay S 061


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  • The Sloughi has been assigned the Hound Group designation.
  • The Sloughi has been recorded in the Foundation Stock Service since 1997.
  • The Sloughi is also known as the Arabian Greyhound.
  • The Sloughi is one of two African Sighthound breeds recognized by FCI. Whereas the Sloughi originates from North Africa (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Libya), the Azawakh is to be found in Central Africa (Chad, Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali). Other recognized African breeds are the Rhodesian Ridgeback and the Basenji. These 4 breeds are all smooth coated.
  • The Sloughi was originally bred by the Berber folk in North Africa, the Azawakh by the Touareg (a Berber tribe) in Central Africa and the Saluki by the Bedouin in the Middle East. Of these 3 breeds, only the Saluki comes in two coat varieties, smooth and feathered. The Azawakh and the Sloughi are always smooth.
  • The Sloughi breed was developed in Europe and the USA from dogs imported directly from Tunisia, Libya, Morocco and Algeria. Still today, Sloughi breeders continue to import dogs from these countries to breed as close as possible to the original country of origin dogs.
  • 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 from mahogany red to pale sand, with or without brindling, black mask, black ears, black mantel and dark overlay. The brindle dogs can vary from very densely brindle (black brindle) to sparsely brindle. The darkest coat color is red brindle with black mantel and black mask. Invasive white markings, parti color and dilutes (blues) are however not accepted in the breed.
  • 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. They also have a very fine sense of hearing.