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BSK Breed Index: The Saluki


Life Span: 10-12 years

Height: 23-28 inches

Weight: 29-66 pounds

Litter Size: 5-7

Temperament: Easy Going

Intelligence: High

Classification: Hound

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History of The Saluki

The Saluki is a breed that has originated from Aisa, and travelled through out far lands in the Middle east. These dogs were bred to hunt by sight- Rabbits, foxes, jackals and gazelles. Because this breed was so important to the Egyptian culture, they were ranked amoung royalty and often mummified.

Saluki Fun Facts

  • The Saluki was recognized by the AKC in 1927
  • The Saluki is considered one of the oldest known breeds of domesticated dog
  • The Saluki was used by the Arabs hunt down gazelle with there stunning speed.

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References: Learn More

http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/saluki.htm

http://www.akc.org/breeds/saluki/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saluki