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        Welcome to the third issue of the Sloughi             This issue thus starts with portraits of five
        Review which is all about celebration.                outstanding Sloughis, V’Hadiyyah Shi’Rayan
                                                              in Germany, Sahsheer Shiana Khali and

        It is a celebration of the achievements of            Magida Sabiih al Sahra at Thiefside in the
        Sloughis that have contributed in an                  United Kingdom, O’Dah Shi’Rayan in the
        important way to the breed. Whether                   USA and last but certainly not least,
        through their progeny or in beauty                    Ganoosh Areen Ksar Ghilane from
        contests and sports, these Sloughis have              Germany and his owner’s terrific report
        made their owners very proud.                         about the FCI World Championship in

        We all know that none of this excellence
        drops from the sky unto one’s lap. It starts          A brief piece of History follows about the
        with breeders making wise decisions in                Sloughi within the Fédération Cynologique
        choosing who to breed to whom. These                  Internationale.
        decisions are based on previous decisions
        by other breeders higher up in the                    Lastly, celebration also of the Association

        pedigrees. It continues with the owners’              for the Support of North African Sloughis’
        efforts and resources in raising puppies to           10th anniversary. It was time to look back
        adulthood, socializing them, providing                at what happened during all those years
        ample exercise and proper food, training              with people working for the Sloughi in
        them and keeping them in top physical                 Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, benefiting
        condition before they even compete. And               from many who supported ASNAS’
        then teaching them how to be shown,                   endeavors. May the genuine Sloughi thrive

        tolerate a judge to touch them and what to            in North Africa for years to come.
        do in the show ring, and how to sustain               As an African proverb says: “it takes a
        and develop their drive to chase the lure.            village to raise a child”- the same can be
                                                              said about raising outstanding Sloughis
                                                              and preserving them.

                                                              As always, thank you to all involved in
                                                              making the Sloughi Review a reality.

                                                                         Dominique Crapon de Caprona PhD
                                                                                                   Crescent, IA
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