Registration: All Saluki dogs are registrable with the United Canine Association and eligible to participate in all UCA sanctioned dog shows and events.
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The United Canine Association recognized and began recording registration for the Saluki in 2002.
Breed Characteristics: The Saluki exudes grace, elegance and symmetry from all angles. This dog has great speed and endurance coupled with strength and activity to enable it to hunt gazelles over deep sand or rocky mountains.
Its long, sprightly legs allow it to gain top speed in the pursuit of game, and its slim body gives it a proud and noble gait.
The facial expression of the Saluki is dignified and gentle with deep, faithful, far-seeing eyes.
Country of Origin: The Saluki originated in Egypt and the surrounding areas of the Middle East.
Original Purpose: The Saluki breed is one of the most ancient breeds known to man.
Salukis are sight hounds, a type of hound that tracks and pursues its game by sight rather than scent. They were developed to hunting gazelle and hare in the arid desert.
Today's Uses: Hunting dog and companion.
Weight: Salukis usually weight between 44 - 66 pounds. Male Salukis tend to be larger than females.
Height: The Saluki is more or less 22 - 28 inches tall.
Coat: The coat of the Saluki is smooth and silky in texture. The Saluki has a generally short, smooth fur on the largest part of the body. The breed has feathering and long fur on the ears, backs of legs, and tail.
Color: Salukis come in a variety of colors such as white, cream, fawn, golden, red, grizzle and tan, tricolor (white, black and tan), black and tan and any variations of these colors are also acceptable.
Temperament: Salukis are active, gentle, affectionate, and loyal. The Saluki is watchful and always very interested in hunting.
Inside they are relatively clean, quiet, and very affectionate. The Saluki is an intelligent and sensitive breed. Saluki are usually calm and mild mannered. The breed is some what untrusting and aloof with strangers.
With Children: The Saluki can become very attached to his owner and family. The Saluki is an affectionate dog who thrives in families where he gets all of the attention. Salukis does well with children but should be properly socialized.
With Pets: Salukis do well around other dogs, but may view small animals as game. Because of the Salukis hunting heritage the breed generally does poorly with animals other than dogs. The best breed of dog for companion purposes for a Saluki is another Saluki, as this dog is not as robust as some other breeds.
Trainability: The Saluki can be trained, but are not always quick to respond to training and are easily distracted. Saluki puppies need to be socialized from a very young age as this breed can be aloof or rather shy. Salukis need to be controlled when out on a walks, as their hunting instincts can get the best of them.
Activity Level: The Saluki is an active breed who likes the outdoors. Salukis should never be left off a leash or let to roam outside of a fenced yard.
Life Expectancy: The life expectancy of a Saluki is about 10 to 12 years.