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Saluki

Saluki
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Overview

The Saluki is a sighthound breed originating from the Middle East, primarily in the area now known as Iran. They were originally bred for hunting prey, such as gazelles and hares, and are known for their speed and endurance.

Temperament

Salukis are known for being gentle, independent, and dignified. They are typically reserved with strangers but loyal to their family. They require patient and consistent training due to their independent nature, but can excel in activities such as lure coursing and obedience.

Lifespan

Salukis typically live for 12-14 years.

Shedding

Salukis have a short, smooth coat that sheds moderately year-round. Regular grooming with a brush and comb can help to minimize shedding.

Puppy

Saluki puppies require socialization and consistent training from a young age. Due to their hunting instincts, they may chase small animals and require a securely fenced yard. Potential owners should also be prepared for the high exercise needs of a Saluki puppy.

Breed Information

Popularity:2018: #123
2017: #123
2016: #125
2015: #132
Origin:Middle East
Breed Group:Hound (AKC:1929)
Sighthounds & Pariahs (UKC)
Size:Large
Type:Purebred
Life span:12-14 years
Temperament:Aloof
Intelligent
Quiet
Reserved
Loyal
Height:23 - 28 inches (58 - 71cm)
Weight:29 - 66 pounds (13 - 30 kg)
Colors:Black
Black & Tan
Chocolate
Cream
Fawn
Golden
Red
Silver
White
Litter Size:4-8 puppies
Puppy Price:Average $600 - $800 USD

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7 Otis Marley
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11 Sparky Shadow
12 Chico Hannah
13 Coco Lacey
14 Chase Bonnie
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