The Saluki, also known as the Gazelle Hound, is believed to be the oldest domesticated dog in history. His appearance is distinct: a lean, gazelle-like body with feathered ears, tail and legs. Pictures of this type of dog in ancient artwork have been found as far back as 7000-6000 B.C. during the time of the Sumerian empire. He is considered the royal dog of Egypt and was once buried alongside the pharaohs.
Today the Saluki is rare among common households. He may look fragile, but in actuality, he is a strong athlete with great endurance and can be used for hunting. His personality remains gentle and dignified, just the like times of the pharaohs. He has maintained his independent spirit for going on 10,000 years.