Country of origin: Middle East
Registries: AKC, UKC, CKC
Occupation: Hunter
Size: 14–25kg (31–55lb),
58–70cm (23–28in)
Longevity: 13 to 15 years
Exercise: Loves to run!
Training: Challenge
Grooming: Easy
Colors: Range of colours

Capable of amazing turns of speed, this ancient breed deserves its alternative name of Gazelle Hound. Other aliases include Arabian Hound, Persian Greyhound, Persian Sighthound, and Tanji. Salukis closely resemble the hounds depicted in ancient Egyptian art, and may have been deliberately bred for longer than most other dogs. They make gentle, loyal companions, reliable with children but not suitable for a boisterous household. Plenty of exercise is an absolute must, and they have an incorrigible urge to hunt any small animal they encounter.



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