Thinking about purchasing an Saluki? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Saluki breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Saluki owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Saluki and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Saluki Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Saluki and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Dogs of the Pharaohs, the Saluki is a slim, high-stepping, elegant dog who was used in Arabia for hunting gazelles and other game with falcons. They are also known as the Gazelle Hound, Arabian Hound, Eastern Greyhound and the Persian Greyhound. Salukis can have running bursts of up to 40 mph with exceptional endurance. They are equipped with long, lean bodies and an especially long tail. Their tail reaches the ground, and long, silky fur is prominent on the not only the tail but also the ears. they are such lean dogs that their ribs can be seen even when perfectly healthy. In their native country, their ears were often cropped in order to prevent flies and disease from gathering. Salukis are an aloof, cautious dog, but they are strongly committed to their family. They are quite sensitive, so a harsh voice or heavy hand in training is unnecessary. It has been said that one will never get their Saluki to always be obedient, but they can be moderately obedient if trained. They have a high prey drive and training should occur when they are puppies to ensure they do not run off on their own hunting escapades. Salukis are intelligent, alert, and calm. They are rather mild mannered, and behave much like cats inside the house: clean, quiet, and accepting attention when they want it. They love to be with family and are quite affectionate.
Other Names: Gazelle Hound, Persian Greyhound, Saluqi
Type: Sighthound and Pariah
Height: 22 - 28
inches, although females can be considerably shorter.
cream, fawn, golden, red, grizzle, silver grizzle, deer grizzle, tri-color (white,
black and tan), and variations of these colors.
are active, gentle, affectionate, and loyal. They are alert and very interested
in hunting. They can be trained, but are not always responsive. Salukis need
to be controlled when out on a walk or trip, as they may let their hunting instincts
get the best of them. They can be delicate as puppies, so rough housing should
not be done with this breed as a puppy. Inside they are relatively clean, quiet,
and very affectionate. Intelligent and sensitive, the Saluki is calm and
mild mannered. They are somewhat aloof with strangers.
Saluki Care and Training:
Carefully comb or brush the Saluki coat with a soft bristle brush, over brushing
will cause the hairs to break. Shampoo only when necessary. Saluki are minimally
shedding dogs. They need the opportunity to run free in open ground and also
need long daily walks. They would make a great jogging companion. Puppies need
to be socialized from a very young age as the breed is generally aloof or shy.
Activity: High - Outdoors.
Low - Indoors.
Saluki Health Issues: Prone to cancer. Other possible health concerns include ehrlichiosis, epilepsy, hemangiosarcoma, hypothyroidism, sensitivity to anesthesia, genetic eye diseases and sunburns, especially on the nose.
Life Span: 12 - 14 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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