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Saluki Dog Breed Puppy Ads
AKA: Gazelle Hound, Persian Greyhound
Breed Group: Hound Group Height Male: 23-28 inches (58-71cm.)
Breed Size: Large Height Female: 23-28 inches (58-71cm.)
Breed Origin: Middle East Weight: 29-66 pounds (13-30kg.)
Appearance
The Saluki is a very elegant, regal looking dog with a svelte build and a certain dignity about the way he carries himself. He is medium ot large in size. The coat of the Saluki may be smooth of feathered, and has a silky, soft texture. Coloring includes golden, grizzle and tan, black and tan, cream, red, tri-color, and fawn, amongst others. His silky ears hang down to frame his face beautifully, and his tail is a luxurious plume. The height of the Saluki is around 23-29 inches, and the weight around 40-70 pounds.
 

Temperament
An extremely fast and agile dog, the Saluki is a very dignified and often aloof creature. He is very independent and can be manipulative, which means that he needs an assertive and confident owner with experience of dog ownership and handling. The Saluki should never be left alone in an unsecured area, as he can jump and run with amazing agility, and will soon be up, off, and away. These dogs do need to be socialized early on in order to promote confidence and an outgoing personality. They are energetic when outdoors, as their running and jumping abilities prove, but when indoors they are quiet, calm, and peaceful. This is a dog that likes his creature comforts, but also needs plenty of exercise to release all of that energy. The Saluki is not a Velcro pet that will follow you around everywhere, and tends to be reserved. However, he is still loyal and displays affection in his own quiet way to his family.

The Saluki will get along well with children that are older and gentle, as he does not take to being handled roughly or pounced upon, as smaller children may be tempted to do. They are generally accepting of other dogs, but should not be trusted around smaller animals due to their high prey drive. He tends to keep himself to himself, and is usually aloof and reserved around strangers. Cautious and protective, they can make effective watchdogs. This breed can be a challenge to train, but owners should always focus on correcting him verbally due to his sensitive nature.

 
History
While the Saluki's (also known as the Gazelle Hound and Persian Greyhound) origins are mysterious, this is a versatile breed of Sighthound said to have a rich history. What is known is that the Saluki has been associated with the Middle East since antiquity and has always been used for hunting. It is known that the breed was held in great esteem, called "el hor" (the Noble) by the Arabs and was bred as carefully as the famous Arabian horses, with speed and endurance in mind. The breed is also said to have been a valued and honoured companion to Egyptian nobility and was known to be mummified like the Pharaohs.
 
Health
If you are considering a Saluki puppy, or any breed, it is very important to be selective in choosing a responsible and reputable breeder. Ensure that the prospective puppy's parents have all health clearances. Breeding of any dog should not be done until after they have been proven to be free of evidence of significant hereditary diseases.
 
 
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Saluki Club of America  
Saluki Club of Canada  
The Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club (U.K.)  
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Scale ( 1 to 5 ): 1=Low 5=High
Guard Dog? 2
Watch Dog? 2
Exercise Needed? 4
Grooming? 1
Energy Level? 4
Shedding? 3
Ease to Train? 2
Good with children? 3
 
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