Category: Hound Dogs
Facts about Sloughi Hound Dogs, "Scientific name for Sloughi Hound Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Sloughi Hound Dog breed is sometimes called the Arabian Greyhound or Sloughi Moghrebi. The Sloughi is a sight hound, bred in North Africa. They hunt primarily by sight, not smell, hence the genre’s name “sight hound”.
This is an ancient breed, most closely related to the Azawakh. The Sloughi Hound Dog was bred in North Africa from Morocco to Libya by the Bedouin. They were used to hunt desert foxes, rabbits, gazelles, ostrich and even hyena. Today, the Sloughi Hound Dog are sometimes used to protect herds from jackal. The Sloughi Hound Dog were treated as a member of the family, whereas most dogs were considered as impure and untouchable by Muslim owners.
The Sloughi Hound Dog was recognized by the FCI in 1935. The breed was first brought to the United States in 1973. An American Sloughi Association was founded in 1989. The breed is recognized by the American Kennel Club but it is rare in the United States. The Sloughi Hound Dog are classified as hounds by American clubs.
This is a lop eared sight hound. The Sloughi Hound Dog have excellent vision and light amber eyes. They readily chase anything that moves. The Sloughi Hound Dog are two to two and half feet tall (60.9 to 76.2 cm) at the shoulder. They are two to two and a half feet (60.9 to 76.2 cm) long and they have long, flat muscles without the brawn of greyhounds.Sloughi Hound Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
A Sloughi Hound Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Sloughi Hound Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the Sloughi Hound Dogs eye protected and moist. Sloughi Hound Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals
The Sloughi Hound Dog is bred for the desert. They do not like being wet. They do not have a thick enough coat for cold climates. The Sloughi Hound Dog coats range from cream to red, which may or may not have black markings. A few have white patches on the chest. Their skulls are not as narrow as those of other sight hounds. Some Sloughi Hound Dogs have one extra pre-molar 1. Their ears are erect but droop on the top.
The Sloughi Hound Dogs are sensitive to anesthetics.
They live twelve to fifteen years baring injuries.
Sloughi Hound Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. A Sloughi Hound Dogs can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Sloughi Hound Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
Sloughi Hound Dogs are often used as watch dogs. They are cautious and slow to warm up to strangers. However, the Sloughi Hound Dog are very protective of their owners if socialized well to the family. Those socialized well to its owner will read the owner’s mood to decide whether or not to attack a stranger. The Sloughi Hound Dog raised in kennels as hunting dogs will be nervous when dealing with people and may snap when scared.
The Sloughi Hound Dogs are best trained with positive reinforcement. Avoid physical punishment.
The Sloughi Hound Dogs do not change owners easily. It is best to present a puppy to a new owner away from the mother.
The Sloughi Hound Dog raised with cats will tolerate them; those unfamiliar with cats will chase them, particularly if the cat is running.
The Sloughi Hound Dogs can be stubborn and need a consistent, calm owner. They are sensitive to angry owners. The Sloughi Hound Dog do not like to be crated and they are territorial of their owners and that which they are trained to protect.
These hunting dogs need a lot of time to run. Sloughi Hound Dogs that are bored will find things to hunt or will look for this to rip up. Keep the Sloughi Hound Dog on a leash on walks or they’ll run off, chasing prey.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Sloughi Hound Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Sloughi Hound Dogs they have 42 teeth. Female Sloughi Hound Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Sloughi Hound Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month. Female Sloughi Hound Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born
Arthritis is a common problem for older Sloughi Hound Dogs. Hemophilia, a weak immune system and balance problems occur in inbred animals, which is common for those not from North Africa, where the largest gene pool exists. Hip dysplasia is rare. Progressive retinal atrophy does exist. Sloughi Hound Dogs are sensitive to anesthesia and medications, so space out vaccines and worming medications.
A Sloughi Hound Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
Only humans and dogs have prostates, But a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Sloughi Hound Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. A Sloughi Hound Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Sloughi Hound Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Average body temperature for a Sloughi Hound Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A Sloughi Hound Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
The number one heath problems amongst Sloughi Hound Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your Sloughi Hound Dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Sloughi Hound Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails.
Sloughi Hound Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.