Other name: Persian Greyhound

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Life expectancy

The Saluki has a life expectancy of between 12 and 14 years




Adult size

Female Between 23 and 28 in
Male Between 23 and 28 in

Adult weight

Female Between 33 and 55 lb
Male Between 33 and 55 lb
Coat colour
Black White Brown Blue Red Sand
Type of coat
Long Very short
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Saluki costs between £300 and £600

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More details about the Saluki

Saluki: Origins and history

Originally called the Gazelle Hound, or the Persian Greyhound, the Saluki is understood to be an ancient breed, possibly dating back to the first dogs known to man. Images of dogs that have the appearance of a Saluki appeared on the tombs in Egypt, dating back some 4000 years to 2100BC.

Egyptian Pharaohs used Salukis for hunting hares and gazelles, often working alongside falcons. Many mummified Salukis have been discovered showing how honoured they were as a breed. The first dogs to have been noted in the UK arrived around 1840, however they weren’t recognised as a breed until after the First World War, when many officers brought them home from the Middle East, as their pets.

FCI classification of the Saluki

  • Group 10 - Sighthounds

  • Section 1 : Long-haired or fringed Sighthounds

Saluki: Varieties

  • Short Haired Saluki
  • Long haired Saluki

Training a Saluki

Because of his intelligence and sensitivity, any Saluki training needs to be done in a respectful, gentle and calm manner so as not to make the dog anxious. Lots of patience on your part is needed, together with positive reinforcement towards the dog. However with considered patience and a controlled environment, the majority of this breed can understand and commit to most obedience commands.

Saluki: Purchase price

The initial cost to buy a Saluki dog will be around £600 for KC Registered and £300 for Non KC Registered dog.

In addition, if your dog has no prior medical issues, but you take into account routine medical checks, neutering and vaccinations, you will need to budget between £50 to £70 per month. Add in the cost of a high quality dog food at £30 each month, and the average costs for keeping a Saluki are between £80 to £100 per month.

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