Testimonials from lure-operators and
judges about SFAA Sloughis
submitted by SFAA with Sloughi information
for the recognition of the breed by
the American Sighthound Field Association (ASFA)
First picture of Sloughis coursing in the
SFAA's Ch.Dounia Shi'Rayan, JOR
Ch.Bouthayna Shi'Rayan, GRC, SORC, FCM
(ASFA's Hall of Fame)
I have both judged and run the lure for
Sloughis since they were accepted by ASFA as
a Miscellaneous breed.
Obvious sighthounds both in form and in
function, they have a running style that is
They are very keen on the lure, and exhibit
an efficient compromise between speed and
agility on the course.
Sloughis possess "...the natural
beauty, grace, speed and coursing skill of
that the ASFA is committed to preserving,
and I think that there is no question that
both the breed and the ASFA would benefit
from their recognition.
Russ Jacobs, ASFA Judge and lure operator
I have had the honor of judging Sloughis
since their acceptance into the ASFA's
There has never been any doubt in my mind
that these sighthounds should receive full
recognition by the ASFA.
They are unmistakable as sighthounds in
their physical appearance, as well as their
They are keen pursuers of the lure, agile,
and possess great speed.
They will make a fine and honorable addition
to the ASFA's family of recognized
Susan Weinkein, ASFA Judge
For the last several years, I have had the
opportunity to witness, and judge, a number
of Sloughis in the field in the Midwest.
Watching these sighthounds run, any coursing
enthusiast can not help but be impressed
with their spirit for the chase,
their keen feel for the terrain, and
the huge heart they give to the pursuit.
These fine sighthounds belong on the field
with all others and deserve to be a full
participant in the sport of lure coursing.
Frank Zaworski, ASFA judge
Over the last few years, I have had the
opportunity to operate the lure for a number
of Sloughis in competition.
Their exceptional speed, agility, and
endurance is matched only by their
enthusiasm for the chase.
It has also been my pleasure, on occasion,
to be afforded the opportunity to handle the
Sloughis at trials,
which has helped me achieve a greater
understanding of this magnificent
The entire coursing community would benefit
greatly from the inclusion of the Sloughi
breed within ASFA.
Mike Ferris, ASFA lure operator.
Since 1995 it's been my pleasure to watch
and operate the lure for quite a number of
Their love of the chase is beautifully
exhibited in their speed, agility,
intensity, and stamina.
Their running style is one of a true hunter,
working as a team to capture their prey.
The Sloughi's grace and beauty are
unmistakably that of a sighthound that the
ASFA should welcome with open arms.
Kent Standerford, ASFA lure operator