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Saluki

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Dog Breed Group
Hound Dogs 
Origin of Breed
Egypt as a hunting dog. 
Life Expectancy
12 - 14 Years 
Color
White, cream, fawn, golden, red, grizzle, silver grizzle, deer grizzle, tri-color (white, black and tan), and variations of thes 
Coat
Smooth, silky in texture. 
Exercise Needs
Needs the opportunity to run free in open ground and long daily walks. 
Temperament
The Saluki are active, gentle, affectionate and loyal. He loves to be the center of attention. Puppies need to be socialized fro 
Good with Children
Good with children. Gets along with dogs, but mortal enemy to cats and chickens. 
Grooming Needs
Carefully comb or brush the coat with a firm bristle brush, over brushing will cause his hairs to break. Shampoo only when neces 
Average Size - Male (in)
23 - 28 
Average Size - Female (in)
May be considerably smaller 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
45 - 60 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
45 - 60 
Health Issues
Prone to cancer, genetic eye diseases and sunburns especially on the nose.v
Living Conditions
Room to roam, a very high fenced yard (exceptional jumping skills). 

Breed Description

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.

Breed Infobits

The Saluki is an excellent hunter, and it is a sheer delight to watch this dog as it runs with effortless grace.
The Saluki originated in the Middle East.

Named after the ancient city of Saluki, he was traditionally thought of as the "sacred gift of Allah"

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