The Saluki Persian hound  is a standardised breed of dogdeveloped from sighthounds — dogs that hunt primarily by sight rather than scent — that was once used by nomadic tribes to run down game animals.
The breed is most closely related to the Afghan hounda basal breed that predates the emergence of modern breeds in the 19th Century,  and the Saluki has been purebred both in the Middle East, including by royalty, since at least that era, and in the West especially in Britain and Germany since the s with breed standards established in the West and the Middle East around the s—sthough as a free-breeding landracesimilar dogs are common as feral animals in the Middle East.
A related standardised breed is the north African Sloughi. One suggested origin of the breed's name is ancient Sumerian salu-ki translating to 'plunge-earth'.
It is suggestive of digging for burrowing prey animals, but there is also a story see below of dogs being thrown toward quarry animals by a camel-mounted hunter. The name used for the modern breed could be derived from Saluqiyyah Arabic for " Seleucia ", a city now in Iraqappearing in pre-Islamic Arabic poetry. However, this is disputed. Arab tradition states that Saluq was an ancient town in Yemen not far from modern Ta'izzand the Arabs associate this town with the origin of the breed.
However, the word saluqi might have been derived from reference to several other places: Saluq in Armeniaand three towns called Saluqiyah. Regardless, the adjective saluqi may have been derived by the Arabs of the Arabian Peninsula from the similar-sounding word for Seleucid used in the Aramaic and Syriac languages spoken there by the various peoples of that part of Mesopotamiabut there is no irrefutable evidence.
Salukis are sighthounds — hunting by sight more than scent or sound — and run their quarry down to kill or retrieve it.
The overall appearance of the Saluki is grace and symmetry. Two coat types — smooth and "feathered" — are evident in the breed's gene pool. The latter variety has light fluffing on the back of the legs, thighs, ears, and sometimes the throat. There is a type called "desert Saluki", which descends from bloodlines brought directly from the original region of the breed.
It exists in the entire Middle Eastern region. In Israel the type is known as the "Negev Saluki". It often has a broader skull, shorter muzzle, shorter and more compact body, broader chest, less angulations, and shorter tail than the western equivalent. Some desert Salukis imported from the original region have cropped ears because this is a common tradition in countries such as Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Syria. However, it is difficult to strictly determine what desert Salukis are because even when the dogs with "original" bloodlines have been bred in the western world for 4 to 5 generations, many people start to call them "western".
The first desert Salukis in Finland were imported from Israel in February In addition to their countries of birth, they have for example Iranian, Moroccan, Bahraini, and Saudi Arabian "Bedouin Saluki" dogs in their background.
InThe Guinness Book of Records listed a Saluki as being the fastest dog, capable of reaching a speed of Very proud and often a mother figure to Oliver a human boyshe is seen taking care of him and teaching him to sing. An elegant pooch, Rita is also strong and savvy and knows how to survive in the tough streets of New York. It has the usual plot - abandoned child, meets group of dogs, survives in the tough streets while trying to find a forever home. Disney is the master at melting people's hearts, and Rita is a beautiful dog with a complex nature which is a common Saluki trait.
Dogs make great heroes as they are naturally geared to protect people by their nature. We love how Rita is portrayed as such an elegant dog and how she sings so divinely.
Cross was the only female dog in the pack led by Riki in the popular Manga series, Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin. She is also one of the best hunters. Distrustful of humans because of a past experience, she is a strong willed and brave dog. An adventure Manga series by Yoshihiro Takahashi, the story centers on a pack of wild dogs gathered from all over Japan to fight a deranged bear named Akakabuto and his minions. This bear had attacked Cross and left her for dead many years ago, and she vows to take her revenge on him.
The series was adapted as a 21 episode anime television series and enjoyed a strong following although with certain scenes being cut because of violent images, it did lose some of the plot effects of the original story. Cross is a sleek and beautifully drawn character which honors the breed's finest points.
The Saluki has been around for a thousand years and was highly respected and revered in the Middle East for speed and ability to hunt the gazelle over long and difficult terrain. They have been domesticated for over 5, years, making it one of the world's oldest breeds. They are the only dog to be considered clean by the Muslim religion and were permitted to share the food and tents of the nomad tribes.
Highly valued as companions to Egyptian nobility, they were often honored with mummification after death. Elegant and slightly aloof in nature, they are famous for a long legged and lean shape and their speed and prowess at hunting. Names Saluki Dog Names 0 Stories. Introduction It is an exciting moment when you get to choose a new dog. Maybe you have waited years before you were in a position where you were in the right place in your life to invite a dog to share it. Now the moment has come and you have chosen the one, and it is an elegant Saluki, the chosen dog who will be your best buddy and will be part of your life for many years to come.
But once you have your dog, that name that you selected all those years ago somehow doesn't seem to suit this dog. Then the panic sets in as you try to quickly find a name to give your beloved dog. No need to worry though, because our list of names is tailored specifically for the fine Saluki.
This breed of dog deserves a name that highlights its beauty and grace, and takes into consideration its character and poise.
So have a look though our selection of Saluki dog names - we are sure one will leap out at you and solve your naming problem. Then, all you have to do is enjoy your dog, get to know him, and have a long and happy life together. Saluki Dog Names in Pop Culture. Featured Famous Saluki Dog.
This dog is fine in build, elegant and quite sophisticated looking. More than any other dog, this breed deserves much thought put into its name. This dog has a long and rich history, and combined by its uniquely elegant looks you would expect it to have a name to suit. While there are no dog police who will penalise you if you just call him a - shall we say a common name - think about honoring your Saluki with a name to suit his graceful demeanor.
This type of dog would not suit an offensive style of name nor would any dog. It just would not seem right. So take the time to think about your dog and consider its past, its character, and its beauty. This graceful little thing that is going to be your best pal, doesn't he or she deserve a rich and descriptive name? These dogs used to be known as the Persian Greyhound, and they were treasured by the nomadic tribes as valuable hunters.Moderators: lurcherlassScallywagKC.
Privacy Terms. Quick links. Saluki cross advice? Any behavioural issues or problems. Got it house trained, recal is getting there with treats in an enclosed field so it cant run off or hurt itself too much anybody got any ideas or is it a case of waiting until it calms down? Any help greatly appreciated Stripe. Apart from that he is a very relaxed dog.
My very first saluki was 10mths when I got him and totally mad. He wasn't agressive or bad just out of control. If he saw a speck of a person or dog miles away he would run over play biting and jumping all over them I gave him loads of running to get his energy levels down. We played loads of games, which I cotrolled when the started and finished. He loved his football so kept an eye on me to see when the game was going to start. His recall became perfect in any enviroment, the word "ready" made him focus on me no matter what was going on.
I took him loads of places so eventually normal things didn't get him so excited. It took some time but he was eventually very well trained and never needed a lead at all.
He was better trained then my present salukis because they were much easier then him so I didn't need to put all the time in to them as I did the first one if that makes sense? Sounds like you are doing well with her, I think time and patience and you will get there. I also found letting him run with my friends 6 border collies helped him loads too. Maybe if you new of dogs she could have a good blast with from time to time?
Good luck with her and any pictures? Sharon Hounds and Moggies. Lucy is 5 and is almost calm, Joe is 4 and quite nervy. Fin only has a little Saluki in him.
My dogs get lots of running but they are not fond of ball games. Dont let folk tell you they are crazy, they are good fun and great characters. Have patience and you will be rewarded.
Best of luck StripeI hope you and your pup have lots of fun. We got him at 8 months and he's now a year and we're on a programme to calm him down and desensitise him to other dogs because he just gets too excited and rude when he sees one.
If I could have done one thing differently, it would have to actually limit or control his exposure to other dogs and teach him how to meet and greet politely from the start, as I fear that he may have got a taste for bullying somewhere along the way.Dasher is a lovely boy who is ready to start looking for his forever home.
Dasher can be a little timid. The lovely Eve finds herself at Southridge after she was found by an Rspca Inspector with her 3 companions. She is a shy girl but is slowly starting to come out of her shell.
We Would like to rehome h. Angel is looking for a home with best friend Tinsel. A shy pair of girls, Angel is the most nervous of the two and really relies on Tinsel for confidence. She takes time to trust people, and just need. Tinsel is looking for a home with best friend Angel. Poor Roy was found in a terrible state. He was thin and his skin was red raw.
He has now thankfully fully recovered and I think you'll agree he has definately turned from a frog to a Prince!
Roy love. Joey is a very handome 4 year old saluki. He is a sweet character who enjoys being with people and having a snuggle on the sofa once he gets to know you. Joey is a very chilled out boy in the home and. This beautiful girl is Dolly. She is a bouncy 5 year old Saluki cross with a zest for life. Dolly will need someone who can give her time to learn about home life.
She tackles life head on and is very. Filters results.Views and Articles are not endorsed by DogSpot. DogSpot does not assume responsibility or liability for any Comment or for any claims, damages, or losses resulting from any use of the Site or the materials contained therein. All contributions and Articles are owned by DogSpot.
We are now Delivering Pet essentials all across India. Customer Support Track Order 4. Cat Food, Dog Food and some treats a. Compare Saluki vs Whippet You can compare only four breeds at a given time Saluki. You can compare only four breeds at a given time. Life Span 13 to 14 years. Size Medium. Activity Requirement. Bath Rare. Drooling No. Efforts Regular Exercise. Visits to Groomer Low. Exercise Requirement. Tolerance to cold. Tolerance to heat. Coat Type Smooth and feathered.
Saluki Dog Breed Information and Personality Traits
Guide Dog No. Under Coat Yes. Hair Density. Hair Length. Prone to Obesity No. Veterinarian Visits Rare.The Saluki is a slim, Greyhound-like dog. The head is long and narrow, moderately wide between the ears, tapering gradually toward the nose with a slight stop.
The nose is black or liver in color. The teeth meet in a level bite. The large, oval eyes are dark to hazel in color. The long, mobile ears hang down close to the head. The neck is long and the chest is deep and narrow. The front legs are straight. The feet are thickly haired between the toes for protection from rough terrain. The long tail is carried low and is well feathered with hair.
The coat is short with long, silky feathering on the ears and tail. A rarer, coarser, smooth variety with no feathering also occurs.
Coat colors include white, cream, fawn, golden, red, grizzle and tan, black and tan tricolor or white, black and tan. It has an unusual gait when at top speed: all four legs are in the air at the same time.
The Saluki is gentle, friendly, even-tempered and extremely devoted. It can be somewhat aloof, even with its family. This loyal dog may become attached to one person. Good with children who do not try and roughhouse with it. Sensitive, this breed does not take kindly to harsh discipline. It must be trained with calm, gentle, but firm, consistency. These dogs are fairly submissive by nature to people and dogs and are easily distracted.
Be sure you remain the dog's pack leader so the dog feels secure with his surroundings. Dogs want nothing more than to know what is expected of them and the Saluki is no exception.Known to be content to lounge for hours, the saluki still needs daily exercise.
The saluki, a devoted but not a demonstrative dog, is gentle with children and relishes sitting by your side. Salukis believe that cars will stop for them. Thus, letting a saluki loose in an unfenced area is risky. Although individuals vary greatly in form, all salukis possess a general greyhound-like build, combining long, slender legs, a relatively narrow body, fairly deep chest, slightly arched loin, small waist and long tail.
The saluki is slighter, thinner and somewhat more angular than the greyhound. Salukis' hipbones typically show as well as the last three ribs and a couple of vertebrae.
The saluki is built for both speed and endurance and is the long distance runner of the sight hound family. The wide range in styles is reflected in the range of acceptable heights: 23 to 28 inches for males, although most salukis today are nearer the top of the range. Weight can range from about 35 pounds for a small female up to 65 pounds for a large male 16 to 30 kilograms.
Feathered salukis have long, silky hair on their ears, under their tail, between their toes and sometimes on the backs of the limbs and under the throat, with the rest of the coat short and soft. Although most people consider the distinctive feathering pattern the hallmark of the breed, the saluki also comes in a smooth variety, in which all the hair is short and sleek. All colors are allowed, and almost any color can be found in the breed.
The saluki is decidedly a one-family dog, tending to be aloof, or even shy, with strangers. This is a devoted, but not particularly demonstrative, breed that will relish sitting by your side, not on your lap.
Salukis are quiet at home, extremely gentle with children, and good with other dogs. They make adequate watchdogs, but miserable protection dogs. Salukis must get a chance to run, and run hard, every day. Given this chance, they are moderately obedient, as long as they happen to want the same thing you want.We Rescued a Puppy - Saluki Lurcher Cross - First Three Days At Home
Salukis like to lounge and love to run, but live to chase. Make no doubt about it, this quiet, gentle, ethereal being with the big innocent eyes is a serious hunter at heart.