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UK KC Classification Hound
Country of Origin Middle East
Date of Origin Antiquity
Height 58 - 71 cm (22 - 28 inches)
Weight 14 - 25 Kgs (31 - 55 lbs)
Life Expectancy 12 Yrs

Main Characteristics

Saluki are graceful dogs that are built for speed and endurance. Their coat is soft and silky and it can be a variety of colours.


Saluki are intelligent and independent dogs.


If you are considering a Saluki as a pet, consider the following points:
They are suitable for urban living
They are usually ok with children
They are suitable for hot climates
They require a lot of physical exercise

Interesting Facts

Saluki are also known as:
Gazelle Hound
Royal Dog of Egypt
Persian Greyhound
Arabian Hound

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