Saluki - Pawsource



The Saluki is a breed of dog that originated in the Middle East and predates the dawn of civilization. The breed was originally bred by Bedouins to hunt gazelles and other desert animals. The Saluki was so important to the Bedouin that they considered the dog a prized possession and treated it as part of the family. Over the years, the Salukis have maintained their status as a hunting dog and have also gained popularity as a companion dog.


Salukis are known for their gentle, elegant and sensitive nature. They have a strong bond with their owner and are often aloof with strangers. They are independent by nature and need a lot of freedom of movement. Salukis are also very smart and can be difficult to train, so it's important to be consistent and patient with your training.


In general, Salukis are healthy dogs with an average lifespan of 12 to 14 years. However, as with all dog breeds, there are health issues to which they are prone. Some of these health problems include hereditary kidney disease, osteosarcoma (bone cancer), and eye problems. It's important to regularly check your Saluki's health by taking them to the vet for checkups and vaccinations.


Salukis have a short, soft coat that requires little grooming. A weekly brushing is usually enough to keep their coat clean and healthy. They also need a lot of exercise and need to be walked at least once a day to release their energy. Because of their hunting instincts, it is important to keep Salukis on a lead at all times when walking and to keep them in a safe environment.

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