theSaluki

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Salukis were first brought into England in 1840.


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Energy & Size

medium ENERGY &
medium size

AKC Dog Ranking

134th
Most Popular Dog Breed

Personality

  • Check Dignified
  • Check Gentle
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Gentle, dignified, loyal but independent-minded.

theBreed Standard

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  • General Appearance

    The whole appearance of this breed should give an impression of grace and symmetry and of great speed and endurance coupled with strength and activity to enable it to kill gazelle or other quarry over deep sand or rocky mountains. The expression should be dignified and gentle with deep, faithful, far-seeing eyes. Dogs should average in height from 23 to 28 inches and bitches may be considerably smaller, this being very typical of the breed.

  • Head

    Long and narrow, skull moderately wide between the ears, not domed, stop not pronounced, the whole showing great quality. Nose black or liver. Ears Long and covered with long silky hair hanging close to the skull and mobile. Eyes Dark to hazel and bright; large and oval, but not prominent. Teeth Strong and level.

  • Body

    Neck: Long, supple and well muscled. Chest: Deep and moderately narrow. Loin and Back: Back fairly broad, muscles slightly arched over loin.

  • Forequarters

    Shoulders sloping and set well back, well muscled without being coarse. Forelegs Straight and long from the elbow to the knee.
     

  • Coat

    Smooth and of a soft silky texture, slight feather on the legs, feather at the back of the thighs and sometimes with slight woolly feather on the thigh and shoulder.

  • Hindquarters

    Strong, hipbones set well apart and stifle moderately bent, hocks low to the ground, showing galloping and jumping power.

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