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How many registrations per year that are made for this breed. Generally breeds are popular for a reason and high popularity breeds are often a great place to start your search.

How willing and able this breed is to protect you, your family and your  home , how territorial they are and how dominant they can be. This is not necessarily  a sign of how aggressive the breed is.

Not to be confused with protection/guarding this is how alert , how vocal and how trusting your dog is. Even tiny dogs can make great watchdogs.

Being able to physically manage your dog is a vital consideration, dogs are much stronger than humans pound for pound.

 Breed Stats At A Glance:  1-5 Scale 5 is most or best 1 is least or worst

Nearly all dogs are trainable, some breeds  however are inherently more stubborn, wilful, lazy or less intelligent than others. Stubborn and stupid is a bad combo, Clever and eager is a good combo!

A variable combination of trainability, inherent temperament, dominance or natural aggression make some breeds less suitable for the novice owner  than others.

Older children are much more able to understand how to treat their dog appropriately. Parents must guage the maturity of their own children before choosing a dog.

Very young children are liable to annoy or provoke a dog and can injure smaller ones through rough play. They can themselves be knocked down or accidentally hurt by a larger or over enthusiastic dog.

A combination of how naturally active this breed is and how much daily exercise they will need. Under stimulated dogs can develop unwanted problem behaviours such as excessive barking, chewing and digging.

Some breeds happily live in apartments as long as they get enough daily exercise. Some however need big yards and lots of space. Some breeds bark a lot  so think of your neighbours!

Some breeds love nothing more than snuggling up on the couch with you whilst others are much more aloof.

Playfulness represents how eager, willing and exuberant your furry pal will be when it comes to getting down and joining in the fun.

Representing yearly averages as some breeds only shed seasonally, some shed throughout the year, and some hardly shed or dont shed at all.

How much upkeep you will need to do to keep your dog looking their best and being healthy, grooming, brushing, cleaning and  bathing etc.

All dogs can suffer health problems. Some breeds however, either through over breeding or inbreeding are more prone to serious congenital disorders than others.

How well does this breed naturally get on with other dogs? Proper socialization will mitigate most  intolerance. Intact  males generally are more problematic with other intact  males

Some breeds have naturally higher prey drives than others, however nearly all dogs can live with small animals providing they are introduced young enough and are well socialized.

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Saluki Temperament And Dog Breed Information.

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Saluki Dog Breed Information and notes

Saluki Temperament

 salukiSalukis are sight hounds and  their personality can  come across as aloof and independently minded, they carry a regal air about themselves and are sensitive and reserved, especially with strangers, but are gentle and affectionate with their owners or family. They retain a strong hunting instinct and are liable to to take off if an opportunity presents itself and may not be easily recalled.


 salukiDescription: The Saluki dog breed is  medium to large sized, slender muscular and elegant. They have a long narrow head, dark eyes and a black or liver coloured nose with long drop down ears.

Salukis have a deep chest with a long curved tail and a smooth silky coat, with characteristic feathering on the ears, tail, legs and thighs. There is a rare smooth variety with no feathering. They can be any colour with or without white.

Children: With the Saluki’s temperament  beings sensitive and quite reserved, they are far more suited to living In a household with adults and respectful older children.

Though even tempered they will not tolerate for very long the unwanted or chaotic attention that very small children bring with them, there are however plenty of dog breeds that are good with younger kids

Other Animals: May be problematic with small pets, even pet gazelles come to that. Reserved but generally friendly with other dogs. Will chase any thing that looks like prey.

Exercise Requirements: High, need long walks or short vigorous runs daily, loves to run and chase but quiet and relaxed at home.

Protection: some Salukis are alert to visitors or outside goings on but on the whole not particularly protective or watchful.

Grooming: Smooth coat needs only occasional brushing , but the longer feathering needs regular combing to prevent matting.


The Saluki Temperament Is Sensitive, Gentle, Dignified, Aloof And Independent

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salukiHealth:This is considered to be a generally healthy breed but can suffer from certain serious conditions in particular Hemangiosarcoma, which is a form of cancer and cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle.

Salukis ironically considering where they come from are prone to sunburn  in particular on their long tapered noses so protection from to much solar exposure is important.

Finding  a reputable breeder and ensuring adequate pet insurance will of course always bring extra peace of mind regards the well being of your furry friend.

T saluki temperamenthe Ideal Saluki Owner Is ...

Affectionate, gentle and an experienced trainer able to offer this beautiful dog the outside space it needs to be able to run safely. As always if you like this breed, please do the research  and ensure that you are choosing the right dog for your own lifestyle. For more information, why not visit this breeds national club.

Not for Small pet owners, someone who wants a doting dog. Someone who doesnt’ have access to good open spaces to run their Saluki.

Do You Have A Saluki? We would love love to hear your story, why not upload a picture and share your experiences, tell us why they are your favourite breed. Do You Have A Related Question? - Just ask and we will be happy to help .


 The American Kennel Club and Others

The Saluki dog breed or ‘Persian Greyhound’ as they are sometimes known is one of the world’s most ancient, and originates in the Middle East where they are first depicted on petroglyphs and rock carvings from central Iran, that date  back to 8000 bc and show Saluki like hounds with hawks chasing prey. They were also the royal dog of ancient Egypt and their mummified remains have been found buried alongside the Pharaohs.

Their name comes from the ancient civilisation of Seleucia and they were employed by Arab nomads to run down gazelle or fox, often with the aid of falcons. Although the muslim religion considers the dog to be unclean, an exception was often made for the them as they were considered noble. Owing to the nomadic lifestyle of their owners, Salukis became widely distributed coming to the attention of the western world after World War 1. They were recognized by the AKC in 1928.

“When they choose, Salukis can be attentive.Otherwise, owners can prattle on to no avail, with words going in one fringed ear and out the other.

The Breed is reserved, not prone to frequent cuddling. Cat owners find the Saluki independence appealing”

Chris Walcowicz- the Perfect Match