Saluki

Published: Last updated: by Kyle J. Larson

Average size and lifespan

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Height: 1ft 11in - 2ft 4in
Weight: 35-70lbs
Lifespan: 12 - 17 Years

Behavior

  • Affection5/5
  • Kid-Friendly3/5
  • Stranger-Friendly1/5
  • Dog-Friendly4/5
  • Barking Amount3/5

Care

  • Grooming Difficulty1/5
  • Shedding Amount2/5
  • Easy to Train2/5
  • Can Be Alone2/5
  • Exercise Need4/5

Environment

  • Cold Tolerance2/5
  • Heat Tolerance4/5
  • Apartment-Friendly2/5

Saluki Information

SalukiThe 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.

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Breed FAQs

Can Salukis be apartment dogs?

The Saluki needs room to run and play. This makes them difficult to keep in small spaces like an apartment.

Can Salukis be left alone?

Salukis don't like being left alone for too long. They tend to show some symptoms of seperation anxiety when left apart from their owners for long periods of time.

Are Salukis good with kids?

Salukis can do fine with kids. They will require some monitoring and training to make sure they get along and react well to unpredictable behavior.

Are Salukis friendly with strangers?

Salukis tend to be very slow to warm up to strangers. They require long periods of exposure before they will trust somone.

Do Salukis get along with other dogs?

Typically, Salukis get along well with other dogs or are easy to socialize with them. It's uncommon that they're overly agressive.

Do Salukis bark a lot?

As far as dogs go, Salukis bark an average amount. You can expect them to bark to alert you, get your attention, or when there are strangers or other dogs.

Do Salukis shed a lot?

The Saluki isn't a heavy shedder. Some limited brushing and occassional cleaning should help prevent much hair build-up.

Do Salukis need a lot of grooming?

With a Saluki you won't need to dedicate any extra time to special grooming. Their coats are easy to deal with.

Do Salukis need a lot of exercise?

The Saluki has a good amount of energy and will need to be exercised with some walks and play to keep them happy.

Are Salukis easy to train?

Most Salukis are stubborn and will take extra work to train. They can still learn trained behaviors, but will take more effort.

Can Salukis handle cold weather?

Salukis don't like the cold and will likely want some protection if outside for long.

Can Salukis handle hot weather?

Salukis do well in hot climates and can stay out longer without overheating.

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