Nicknamed the ‘Arabian Greyhound,’ the Sloughi is a lean and swift coursing hound who hunted a variety of game in North African deserts. A classic sighthound, this dog is regally aloof when it comes to strangers and is gentle with loved ones. Its smooth, short, and fine coat require very little maintenance, and weekly brushing should keep its coat smooth and sleek. An occasional bath can also help to keep the hound smelling clean. Although this dog is quiet and calm in the household, Sloughis need ample exercise, including opportunities to run at full speed in the safety of an enclosed area. This breed is intelligent but shy, so they do best with caring and sensitive owners. When training, they do not respond well to hard training methods.