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THE STANDARD OF THE SLOUGHI
The New Zealand Kennel Club Standard # 486
copyright the New Zealand Kennel Club





General Appearance
Elegant yet racy with a frame marked by its muscular leanness. 

Characteristics
Clean, quiet and decorative. Desert variety of moderate height, slender, light, graceful and elegant. Mountain counterpart more compact with stronger bone but otherwise identical. Both types may be bred from same litter.

Temperament
Affectionate towards owner and indifferent to strangers. 

Head and Skull
Without being heavy, head fairly strong but with lines not excessively angular. Skull flat, fairly broad, clearly rounded at rear and curving harmoniously into sides. Eye sockets barely protruding. Marked frontal bone and pronounced occiput. Muzzle in shape of wedge, refined without exageration; about equal in length to skull. Stop barely visible. Nose and lips black or very dark brown.

Eyes
Large, dark, and set well into orbit. Triangular, sligthly on slant: expression gentle, a little sad and wistful. In light coated animals (off white, sable, fawn, Isabella) eyes usually burnt topaz or dark amber.

Ears
Not too large, triangular in shape but with rounded tips; flat. Usually folding down and carried close to head, set level with, or slightly above eye but may be carried away from the skull or sometimes even thrown backwards. 

Mouth
Jaws strong with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws. 

Neck
Strong yet very elegant in proportion to body. Moderately long with good arch. Skin slightly loose, making fine pleats under throat. 

Forequarters
Shoulder well laid and clearly visible. Leg round with flat bone and well muscled. 

Body
Chest not broad. In depth reaching barely to level of elbow. Good tuck up. Topline almost level and rerlatively short, but slightly longer in bitches. Croup bony and very oblique. Haunches prominent.

Hindquarters
Loins broad and slightly arched. Thighs of good length to stifle. Hocks well let down with good angulation.

Feet
Thin, of elongated oval shape; hare foot.Nails strong, black or dark

Tail
Fine and well set on, without fringes or long hair. Strong curve at end which preferably reaches to point of hock. When moving never carried higher than level of back. 

Gait/Movement
Free and flowing, capable of great speed. 

Coat
Hair tough and fine.

Colour
Sable or fawn in all shades,with or without a blackmask. Also permissible a coat more or less adrk, white, brindle black with tan points; brindle pattern on fawn background on head, feet and sometimes breast. Dark coats with a white patch on chest undesirable. Parti-colours not permissible. Solid black or white undesirable.

Size
Height at withers: 60-70 cms (23.5-27.5 ins). Ideal height for dogs 68 cm (27 ins); Bitches 65 cm (25.5 ins) 

Faults
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree. 

Note
Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum. 
 

 


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