Sloughi Balkan Kennel is proud to introduce new member of our family – Ata. Ata is tunisian import from well-known tunisian breeder Mohamed Nabli. His characteristic coloring and pure blood line will be great improve for our kennel. With great excitement we wait to take him on first shows and represent him to sloughi community. Please take some time and check him in our gallery page.
Ata Sloughi Balkan
Also, we would like you to read next text. It is post from Mohamed Nabli facebook page that warns all breeders and lovers of this race to take special attention when considering North-African sloughis.
To all sloughi breeders all over the world*****
I want to share this post and some sloughi’s photos with all my friends , because I felt the necessity to show how look the real Tunisian sloughis. This necessity has arisen after having seen some photos of so-called Tunisian sloughis on Facebook and online. In my personal opinion, these photos were published either by non-Tunisian who in reality never spend enough time traveling in my country to find out about our sloughis or by some Tunisians who pretend having complete knowledge about sloughis but they have never been out of their backyards. These people foolishly believe that few places are sloughis’ cradles as if the sloughi come to being in one or 2 places in Tunisia or elsewhere in north Africa . The worst, they claim that their sloughis are the genuine ones as if they travelled back in time and checked all their sloughi’s ancestors for several decades or centuries.
As a person Qualified very well traveled in my homeland thanks to my Job as national cultural tour leader and sloughi lover for about 18 years, I allow myself to say that some of the Tunisian sloughi photos shown , look like photos of cross-breed dogs; local breed of dogs and sloughis.
I find it misleading and may defame the sloughis in Tunisia.
All of this urged me to post some photos of Tunisian Sloughis Bred by a friend of mine. His bloodlines of sloughis were handed down to him from his father and also his mother. Both parents’ ancestors were breeding sloughis and breeding excellent sloughis was a matter of pride for them. His ancestors were nomads and lived most of the year in western part of Libya. They practiced transhumance in North Africa. They were moving freely in Libya, Tunisia and Algeria before that borders were established in these countries. They were always breeding with the best sloughis they met in all places where they stayed temporarily. In my opinion his sloughis, can portray the real Tunisian sloughis.
once again, this is why I am sharing them with all of you. They are in the new album entitled Tunisia Sloughis
These photos will be published soon By Bernard Lignon in his website. Mr Lignon is also a friend of The breeder in question .