Saluki and Saluki pictures
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
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!