The Saluki is considered to be one of the most ancient dog breed in the world. He is skinny, incredibly fast and very devoted to his master and probably makes one of the best dog breeds for families. The average height of a Saluki is 1 foot, 11 inches to 2 feet, 4 inches weighing about 35 to 65 pounds. They have a lifespan of 12 to 14 years.
Originally developed a few thousand years ago the Saluki is probably one of the most ancient dog breed that can be found. He is an independent dog with an independent spirit and has an excellent hunting instinct. Being very athletic and spirited the Saluki can run very fast reaching speed of 35+ mph. The Saluki loves all the energy demanding activities like fly-ball, Frisbee, running, swimming and many others. If he is left alone more than a few hours a day he can become anxious and might become very loud and destructive. The Saluki is a great watchdog because he is very reserved with strangers and will always let you know when a stranger is approaching your property. He is known to be a good with kids but very small children should always be well supervised when they encounter any type of dog breed because they might have the tendency to tease and no dog will accept that. Obedience training and early socialization are very important in this case and can make a big difference if you want to have a dog that will always follow all your instructions.
Saluki is a very intelligent dog breed. They can learn new commands very quickly which makes them quite easy to train specially if a dog training school is involved. Usually they enjoy any type of activity so training will not be a problem for them. In fact it can be something that they will really enjoy.
To be honest, the Saluki is shedding a lot of hair. You cannot do anything to stop this but if you want to prevent having hair all over your home you should do proper brushing every day. Keep in mind that with a proper brushing you will rarely find hair on your couch, carpets and other places in your home.
The Saluki, like many other dog breeds, need daily exercise. Don’t worry, those needs can be met quite easy with simple walks or playing some fun games. His coat needs to be shaped two or three months and proper brushing should be done every now and then.
The Saluki is probably one of the oldest dog breed in the world. He was developed more than 4000 years ago and was once known as the “Persian Greyhound”. The Pharaohs used Salukis to hunt gazelles and hares and in case of death many of those dogs were being honored with mummification.