This is a breed that emanates from the deserts and mountains of North Africa, having existed there for many centuries as a typical working sighthound. Like many hunters, he tends to be a trifle stand-offish with strangers, but is affectionate to those he knows and trusts.
The name Sloughi dates back to the Middle Ages and the dog may have as one of his ancestors a type of wolfhound that existed centuries ago in North Africa, particularly the Sahara Desert region, and that, in turn, originated in Saudi Arabia. Though the breed has been on the European show scene for a number of years, it is only since the latter part of the twentieth century that the Sloughi has been known in the UK.
Although he has never gained great popularity in the Great Britain, he makes a pleasing and striking pet, with a quiet, clean nature. He loves to run and needs plenty of exercise. A tall dog, he has long, thin oval feet, supporting his none too broad or deep chest on long, well-muscled legs.
This is another breed that is easy to keep clean. He has a tough, fine coat, which is most frequently sable or fawn, though he is also seen as brindle, white or even black with tan points.