Saluki dog - A sighthound.

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Saluki dog, Saluki picture and finding a Saluki for sale.
For breed information on these Sighthounds, see the Saluki dog breed standard,
See the Saluki breeders section for who has a cute Saluki puppy for sale.
See the Saluki dog club, Saluki rescue for more info.

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Saluki, Graceful and
Clean-cut, like a Thoroughbred


Ancient portrayals in art and carvings dating back to
the Sumerian empire, some 9000 years ago, predating even
the Egyptian era, suggest that the Saluki is the oldest breed
known to mankind.   It may well have originated in Syria then
ranged to Egypt, Persia, Afghanistan and even India.   Islamic
people generally consider dogs as "unclean" but the Saluki
was believed to be a gift from Allah and therefore sacred
and anything it caught and killed could be eaten.

Salukis were never sold, instead, they were given as
precious gifts or tributes to worthy sheiks.   Over the years
the Saluki was known by many names, including "Slughi,"
"Eastern Greyhound," "Persian Greyhound," and "Arabian
Gazelle Hound."   The name "Saluki" may have derived from
the Syrian town of Seleukia.   The Arabian bred variety was a
smaller smooth coated dog than those from Persia which
had more feathering on the ears legs and tail.

Salukis are sighthounds, hunting by means of keen
eyesight and remarkable speed.   They come in many colors.
Quietly affectionate and bonding closely to their master, they
are good with children and good watchdogs too, without being
aggressive.   Requiring moderate accommodation and some
weekly grooming, they make a good family addition.
Saluki picture

Dogs:  23 - 28 in. (58 - 71cm).           
Bitch:  Considerably smaller.            
Weight:  35 - 65 lb. (15.9 - 29.5 kg).
Watchdog:  Very good.                       
Other Names:  Gazelle Hound,        
                              Persian Greyhound.
Life Expectancy:  12 - 14 years.      

Want information on the Saluki dog and breeders who might have a Saluki puppy for sale, see the Saluki breeders Section.   If there ard no nearby Saluki breeders, go to the Canadian Club, Saluki rescue or see the American Club, Saluki rescue to find someone who can advise you of Saluki breeders in your area.
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