THE SLOUGHI COMPARED TO THE
AZAWAKH AND SALUKI
by Dominique Crapon de Caprona
The Sloughi is the Sighthound of the Berber
people, it originates in North Africa ( Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and
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" and "desert-breds" which resemble more that of the Sloughi. Like in the Sloughi, the tail is held low and the head is at a normal angle to the body.
The Azawakh has a flashy and springy gait,
head and tail held high. As a result of the standing rectangle structure
and very moderate angulation, there is no exaggeration in extension
and the racing style is an upright gallop.
Coat colors and texture
The Saluki can be smooth or feathered. All coat colors, except brindle, including extensive white markings are acceptable.
The Azawakh is always smooth; colors are
sand to red, brindle, black mask, overlay, irish white markings (white
socks, throat patch, blaze, tip of tail).
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