SLOUGHI ALL BIG DOG BREEDS A mediumsized dog, the Sloughi, resembles Greyhound and Saluki from the side. It has a promiscuous skeleton structure that is covered with lean fat and muscles. A long, elegant head and dark, large eyes are the distinguishing features of the Sloughi. The ears are closer to the face. It has an arched and powerful neck. The tail stands low with a slight upward curl. Its feet resemble closely to that of a rabbit with the middle toes larger and webbed overall. This helps the dog during traction in soft desert sand. The male Sloughi stands 26 to 29 inches in height and weighs 55 to 65 pounds. While the female Sloughi is slightly smaller at about 24 to 27 inches in height and 45 to 50 pounds in weight. The Sloughi has a short smooth coat and the color ranges from mahogany red to light sand. The inside of the belly and legs is usually lighter than the rest of the body with small white patches permitted on the toes and the neck. A Sloughi is an affectionate and loving breed. This breed is quite sensitive and requires to be handled gently. The Sloughi seems aloof and detached at first but it is quite loving to its owner and can do anything to please them. The name of this breed is thought to have originated from the Saharan settlement or the Yemeni Towns. This breed was extensively used in the deserts as sight hound to hunt gazelles, hares, and fennec foxes. It has originated from the Middle East and has now spread to Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, and Libya.