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Standard Saluki Characteristics
About the Saluki Dog
The Saluki, also called the Persian Greyhound, was developed in Middle East in the middle ages as a hunting dog.
Today, the Saluki is used mainly as a companion dog.
Saluki's are very sensitive dogs who work well with voice commands. Though they can be affectionate, this breed tends to be independent in nature. They are not overly loving and tend to shy away from strangers. This breed doesn't do well with children because their slim frame is not made for rough housing. They are very gentle and kind to people and animals alike when indoors but when outside their prey drive kicks in and they can begin to hunt. These dogs need to have training as early as possible to maintain control of them.
The Saluki has a very long and narrow head with long ears, dark eyes and a black nose. Their body is very lanky and thin with long legs and medium sized feet. Their tail is long and set low on the body and when alert is held in a curve. Their coat is smooth and feathered on the legs and thighs. The most common colors for this breed are white, cream, fawn, gold, grizzle, tan or tricolor.
This breed is prone to epilepsy, cancer and eye problems.
Salukiís need a lot of room to run and play therefore they are well suited for apartment life even with a good deal of exercise. They tend to get cold easily so they do best in a warm climate and prefer to be indoors when at home.
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