The Sighthound Project is moving forward! When I put out the first post explaining the project I received an amazing response from all over the country. I truly can't thank you all enough for your continued support! I'm still working to schedule folks. My hope is to work with local dogs and owners first. If you email me about participating and are located out of state, please note if you are willing to travel to Illinois.
When I received all those emails, the rare Sloughi was the last breed I really expected to see. I was so thrilled and I wanted to make sure I wouldn't lose track of Dahi and his Mom so I got them on my calendar ASAP! It was hot outside the day of the session and we decided it best to give Dahi time to warm up to me so we stuck with just capturing studio shots for now. I have a vision- something special for this amazing boy, when the time comes for Dahi's outdoor session.
Now a little about the breed:
The Sloughi is a medium-large, short-haired, smooth-coated, athletic Sighthound from North Africa (they can be found in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya). The breed is used to hunt game such as hare, gazelle, and wild pigs. The Sloughi is considered to be one of the ancient breeds, and it is treasured for its hunting skills, speed, agility, and endurance over long distances. The Sloughi is a dog with elegance, class and grace. They are noble and a little aloof, yet carry a gentle expression.
As I capture subjects for my project it seems as though my interest in the Sighthounds only continues to grow. I am looking forward to my next subject this coming weekend, Salukis.
Again, if you have of the not so common Sighthound breeds and you live in Illinois or you are willing to travel please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope you enjoy these photos of Dahi as much as I enjoyed taking them.