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Saluki vs Azawakh vs Sloughi – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Saluki vs Azawakh vs Sloughi" Compare Saluki and Azawakh. Which is better: Saluki or Azawakh or Sloughi?
Name Saluki Azawakh Sloughi
OriginsFertile Crescent Mali Morocco
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank123492188
Reviews100
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Other Names Gazelle Hound, Persian Greyhound Idi, Hanshee, Oska, Rawondu, Bareeru, Wulo, Tuareg Sloughi Berber Greyhound, Sloughi Moghrebi
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1929 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club as a Miscellaneous breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2016 as a Hound breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Sighthounds group, in the Long-haired or fringed Sighthounds section. Recognized by FCI in the Sighthounds group, in the Short-haired Sighthounds section. Recognized by FCI in the Sighthounds group, in the Short-haired Sighthounds section.
Breed Recognition No set No set No set
Price $600-$800 $600-$800 $800-$1000

General Appearance - Saluki vs Azawakh vs Sloughi

Size Large Large Large
Weight 29 - 66 pounds (13 - 30 kg) Male: 44–55 pounds (20–25 kg), Female: 33–44 pounds (15–20 kg) Male: 55-65 pounds (25-30 kg), Female: 35-50 pounds (16-23 kg)
Avg. Weight 29 - 66 pounds (13 - 30 kg) Male: 44–55 pounds (20–25 kg), Female: 33–44 pounds (15–20 kg) Male: 60 pounds (27.5 kg), Female: 42.5 pounds (19.5 kg)
Height 23 - 28 inches (58 - 71cm) Male: 25–29 inches (64–74 cm), Female: 24–28 inches (60–70 cm) Male: 26.4-28.3 inches (66-72 cm), Female: 24-26.7 inches (61-68 cm)
Avg. Height 23 - 28 inches (58 - 71cm) Male: 25–29 inches (64–74 cm), Female: 24–28 inches (60–70 cm) Male: 26.4-28.3 inches (69 cm), Female: 24-26.7 inches (64.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Saluki vs Azawakh vs Sloughi

Coat Smooth Smooth Straight
Dense
Colors Chocolate
Fawn
Red
White
Tan
Cream
Golden
Silver
Black
Brindle
Golden
White
Blue
Brown
Gray
Black
Cream
Spotted
Brindle
Fawn
Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Saluki requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Azawakh requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Sloughi requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Salukis shed none to minimal.
Azawakhs shed moderately.
Sloughis shed moderately.

Characteristics - Saluki vs Azawakh vs Sloughi

Temperament Aloof
Quiet
Loyal
Intelligent
Reserved
Affectionate
Attentive
Refined
Loyal
Aloof
Fierce
Rugged
Alert
Intelligent
Independent
Sweet
Faithful
Sensitive
Playful
Intelligent Rank
Average: Saluki's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Azawakh's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Sloughi's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Salukis are easy to train.
Azawakhs are quite easy to train.
Sloughis are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Salukis, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Azawakhs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sloughis, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Salukis don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Azawakhs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Salukis are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Azawakhs are highly affectionate dogs.
Sloughis are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Salukis need for social interaction is average.
Azawakhs need for social interaction is average.
Sloughis need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low to Average: The Saluki rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Azawakh rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Sloughi rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Salukis are average watchdogs.
Azawakhs are one of the best watchdogs.
Sloughis are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Salukis can't provide protection for their territory.
Azawakhs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Sloughis are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Saluki has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Azawakh has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Sloughi has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Salukis have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Azawakhs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Sloughis have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Salukis have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Azawakhs tend to escape less than other breeds.
Sloughis have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Salukis have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Azawakhs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Sloughis have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Salukis are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Azawakhs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Sloughis are apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Salukis adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Azawakhs don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Sloughis adapt badly to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Saluki vs Azawakh vs Sloughi

Stranger Friendly
Salukis are average friendly towards strangers.
Azawakhs are not stranger friendly dogs.
Sloughis are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Salukis are kid-friendly dogs.
Azawakhs are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Sloughis are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Salukis are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Azawakhs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Sloughis are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Salukis are average friendly towards other dogs.
Azawakhs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Sloughis are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Saluki is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Azawakh is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Sloughi is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Salukis are usually recommended for elderly people.
Azawakhs are not the best breed for elderly people.
Sloughis are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Salukis usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Azawakhs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Sloughis do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners No
Salukis are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Azawakhs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Sloughis are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Saluki breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Azawakh breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Sloughi breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Saluki vs Azawakh vs Sloughi

Health Issues
The Saluki is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Azawakh is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Sloughis tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems No set Anesthesia Sensitivity
Autoimmune Thyroiditis
Bloat
Eosinophilic Myositus
Heart Problems
Hypothyroidism
Idiopathic Epilepsy
Lacerations
Seizures
Skin Allergies
Wobbler's Syndrome
No set
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 10-12 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Salukis are high energy dogs.
Azawakhs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sloughis are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Salukis have an average exercise need.
Azawakhs have an average exercise need.
Sloughis have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Salukis don't need too much sleep.
Azawakhs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Sloughis don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 cups of a high-quality dog food a day. 2 to 3 cups of a high-quality dog food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
Low.
Average.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers warm weather Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Low
The Saluki has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Azawakh has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Sloughi has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Saluki is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Azawakh is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Sloughi is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Saluki vs Azawakh vs Sloughi

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 4-8 puppies 4-6 puppies 4-6 puppies

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