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The Sloughi (pronounced SLOO-ghee) is a rare breed of sighthound from the North African countries of Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, and Algeria. An ancient breed, rich in history and culture, its equally at home in nomadic tents as in the hunt. Bred for millennia by the Berbers and Bedouins to course gazelles, jackals, wild boar, hares, and rabbits. This short-coated breed should always appear fit, robust, elegant, and fast and comes in all shades of sand from light cream to red, with or without a black mask, black mantle or brindling. In the United States, its primarily a companion breed that is also proficient at lure coursing. While devoted to its owner the Sloughi may be aloof around strangers. The Sloughi will be shown in the Hound Group.