Saluki

origin-iconOrigin:  Fertile Crescent

group-iconDog Breed Group: Hunting Dog

life-iconLife Span: 12-14 years

weight-iconWeight: Male: 20-32, Female: 18.5-30

height-iconHeight: Male: 25-28, Female: 23-26

Origin of Name:   The Saluki is a standardised breed developed from sighthounds.

Saluki Dog Breed
SizeTemperamentSheddingDroolingMonthly keeping cost
Large Zero
High
Negligible
Hair Everywhere
Zero
Excess
Premium*Standard*

About Saluki

  • Life Span*12-14 years
  • Getting a puppy homeAverage
  • Popularity
    Star Super star
  • Availability
    Rare Easy to get
Introduction

The beauty of Salukis has been surprising for thousands of years. He is slim and tall, but very strong and perfectly balanced like a great athlete or dancer. Males can stand between 23 and 28 at the shoulder; The female may be very small. They come in many colors and patterns. His large, oval-shaped eyes are warm and intelligent.

Saluki are highly adaptable, capable of living and working in any climate. They are fantastic animals, but there are many special challenges with owning them.

History

Saluki is one of the oldest breeds of dogs. Experts tell us that Salukis 7000 BC Can go back up to. Like other sighs, the Salukis were special favorites of kings: the Pharaoh of Egypt, Alexander the Great, and through history. The breed today is remarkably similar in shape and personality to its ancient ancestors. We can still marvel at the same attractive lines and natural dignity that thrilled the royal families of the Middle East, Egypt, and Asia before the pyramids were built.

General Appearance

The full presence of this breed enables grace and symmetry and great speed and endurance as well as strength and activity to hit ghazals or other quarry on deep sand or rocky mountains. The expression should be dignified and gentle with deep, loyal, far-sighted eyes. Dogs should average 23 to 28 in height and bitches can be quite small, this is very typical of the breed.

Pros - Cons
Pros
This breed is easy to train, they require minimal grooming and are apartment friendly
Cons
This breed is prone to allergies, not cat friendly and are stubborn
Breeding

The gestation period in lasts for 60-64 days The primary period of the reproductive cycle of the female is called Proestrus and goes on for around 9 days. During this time the females begin to draw in males. The subsequent part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive to the male. It goes on for around 3 to 11 days. The third part is the Diestrus. Usually, it happens around day 14. In this period the bitch's discharge changes for distinctive red and reaching its end. The vulva gets back to average, and she will no longer allow mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time span between heat periods ordinarily keeps going around a half year. The litter size ranges between 6 to 8 puppies at a time'

Saluki Grooming

Salukis have two types of coat — feathery and smooth — and both are easily prepared with weekly brushing, although if they have long ears or tail feathers, it may get a bit more attention. Many saluki owners use a snood to take the ears out of the food bowl (smooth salukis do not have that problem). Saluki are very clean dogs and are not known to have the smell of "dog". Bathing is required only when they get dirty or before the dog show.

Saluki Training

Saluki will benefit from three types of training: (1) Crate training is recommended for times when the dog needs to be safely confined at home or during travel. (2) Basic obedience training will help the dog to learn manners at home and in the community. Well behaved dogs are welcomed almost everywhere. (3) For mental stimulation and exercise, canine sports such as lure coaching, flyball and agility are all fun options. Finally, if you start when you are young, it is possible to train salukis to keep them stable for nail trimming and daily tooth brushing.

Saluki Nutrition

Salukis require regular exercise to stay fit, and daily walks (always on a leash) will help both the hound and the owner stay physically and mentally in shape. Salukis love to run and should have a well-fenced yard to keep them safely away from traffic. Like other dogs, saluki can avoid casters or destructive chewers when bored or unhappy at home, so good fencing and safe toys and chewing bones are essential.

Saluki Exercise

Saluki should perform well on high quality dog ​​food, whether it is commercially manufactured or prepared at home with the supervision and approval of your vet. Any diet should be appropriate for the age of the dog (puppy, adult, or senior). Know which human foods are safe for dogs and which are not. Contact your vet if you have any concerns about your dog's weight or diet. Clean, fresh water must be available at all times. Saluki's hunger can range from stinginess to gluttonous. Dogs with the latter often eat other dogs' food as well as their own, so they may need to be separated at meals to prevent being overweight.

Saluki Health

As a breed, Saluki are free from serious genetic diseases. Some people may develop heart conditions such as valve disease or arrhythmia, and enlarged hearts are not unknown. Some cancers can be such as hemangiosarcoma or osteosarcoma, lymphoma, or breast cancer (the latter is prevented by early spaying), and some autoimmune and blood conditions have been reported. Loud running and playing after eating can cause bloating or gastric torsion (which is a life-threatening and requires immediate intervention). Generally, however, Saluki enjoy a healthy, active life from birth to old age.

Recommended health tests from the National Breed Club:

  • Cardiac examination
  • Thyroid Assessment As a breed, salukis are free from serious genetic diseases. Some people may develop heart conditions such as valve disease or arrhythmia, and enlarged hearts are not unknown. Some cancers such as hemangiosarcoma or osteosarcoma, lymphoma, or breast cancer (the latter is prevented by early spaying) may occur, and some autoimmune and blood conditions have been reported. Loud running and eating after eating can cause bloating or gastric torsion (which is a life-threatening and requires immediate intervention). Generally, however, Saluki enjoy a healthy, active life from birth to old age.

Recommended health tests from the National Breed Club:

  • Cardiac examination
  • Thyroid rating