Saluki breed information

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The Saluki are active, gentle, affectionate and loyal. He loves to be the center of attention. Puppies need to be socialized from a very young age as the breed is generally aloof or shy. The dogs of the Pharaohs, the Saluki is a slim, high-stepping, elegant dog who was used in Arabia for hunting of gazelles and other game with falcons. He is also known as the Gazelle Hound, Arabian Hound, Eastern Greyhound and the Persian Greyhound, he can have running bursts of up to 40 mph with exceptional endurance. An aloof, cautious dog, he is strongly committed to his family. The Saluki is an excellent hunter, and it is a sheer delight to watch this dog as it runs with effortless grace.


Life expectancy: 12 - 14 Years
Color: white, cream, fawn, golden, red, grizzle and tan, tricolor, black and tan
Eyes: dark to hazel, large, oval
Coat type: Smooth, silky in texture.
Size: 23 - 28 inches
Health issues: Like most sight-hounds, the Saluki is a very healthy breed. The biggest problem to worry about is their sensitivity to anesthesia (the condition of having the feeling of pain and other sensations blocked) as a result of their low levels of body fat. They are also prone to genetic eye diseases and cancer and may get sunburnt on their noses easily.
Living conditions: Salukis are not recommended for apartment life. They need regular exercise, but behave quietly indoors. A fence of at least five feet in height is recommended, as a Saluki can easily jump anything lower than that. Thus breed should sleep indoors, as they like warm temperatures the most. However do not put it close to hot water!