At A Glance

Size: Medium

Weight: 31 - 55 lbs.

Height: 22" - 28"

Life Span: 12 years


Also know as: Gazelle Hound, Persian Greyhound, Tazi, Arabian Hound, Tanji

Group: Hound

Origin: Middle East (Ancient Times)

Today's Role: Companion Dog

History and Facts: This breed may be the oldest dog breed known to man. It was used in ancient Egypt more than five thousand years ago to hunt gazelle.

Temperament / Behavior
The Saluki is a noble, extremely affectionate (although not always demonstrative) breed. They are sometimes viewed as aloof, reserved and even shy with strangers. Salukis are a gentle, sensitive breed. Although they enjoy children, they may not be active enough for playful kids. To avoid hurting your Saluki's feelings, avoid harsh corrections and rough play.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Drug / chemical sensitivity; emotionally sensitive; eye problems; cancer; sunburn; heart disease; kidney disease.

Special Needs
Exercise: Originally used to hunt gazelle, the Saluki is a running dog. You will need to provide plenty of exercise. Your Salukis will appreciate a safe, secured area in which they can run free.

Grooming: No special grooming requirements.


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