The Saluki is a hunting dog and coursing hound that originated in the Middle East. They are an ancient dog breed and were historically raised by the ancient Egyptian royal family.

Appearance & Grooming

The Saluki is a large dog with long, thin legs. The breed has a silky soft coat in black, chocolate, cream, fawn, gold, red, silver, white, and tan. The Saluki sheds occasionally and requires brushing on a regular basis.

Behavior & Disposition

The Saluki is known for its intelligent, quiet, independent, and dignified character. Adult supervision is recommended when playing with children and other dogs.

Activity Level

The Saluki has a high activity level, but it is still easy for the breed to become overweight. For optimal health, the Saluki should be carefully monitored for calorie consumption and should have daily walks.


The Saluki is a stubborn dog. However, basic obedience training at an early age can be an effective method.

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