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|Country of Origin||Iran|
|Type of coat||Smooth, silky in texture.|
|Grooming||Carefully comb or brush the coat with a firm bristle brush, over brushing will cause his hairs to break. Shampoo only when necessary. Saluki are minimal shedding dogs.|
|Average height||22 - 28 inches|
|Average weight||44 - 66 lbs.|
|Activity level||High - Outdoors; Low - Indoors.|
|Intelligence||Medium - Low|
|Trainability||Puppies need to be socialized from a very young age as the breed is generally aloof or shy . Easily distracted while training.|
|Compatibility with children||Yes, loves to be the center of attention.|
|Character||Active, gentle, affectionate, loyal|
|Ideal home environment||Room to roam, a very high fenced yard (exceptional jumping skills), loves comfort and should have a soft bed out of drafts.|
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A popular motorcycle, the Salu... oh wait - that's Suzuki. Dogs of the Pharaohs, the Saluki is a slim, high-stepping, elegant dog who was used in Arabia (with falcons) for hunting gazelles and other game. They are also known as the Gazelle Hound, Arabian Hound, Eastern Greyhound, and Persian Greyhound. They can have running bursts of up to 40 mph with exceptional endurance. An aloof, cautious dog, they are strongly committed to family.
The Arabs were the first to breed the Saluki, but they date back to the time of the ancient Egyptian Pharaohs. Named after the ancient city of Saluki, they were traditionally thought of as the "sacred gift of Allah". Many times the Saluki was mummified with their royal masters, the Pharaohs. The most famous of these is "King Mutt" (short for "Muttenkamen"). Today numerous specimens have been found in tombs in the upper Nile region.
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