This sighthound is a living antiquity.

Vital Stats

Height: 23 to 28 inches at shoulder
Weight: 35 to 70 pounds
Coat: short, smooth, and silky
Life span: 12 to 14 years

One of the oldest of dog breeds, Salukis were once considered a gift from Allah. They’re fast as the wind, skinny as a supermodel, and quietly devoted to their people.

A Saluki is easy to groom, challenging to train, and not to be trusted off leash. Full Saluki profile on
[usrlist “Predatory tendencies:5” “Wanderlust:5” “Energy Level:4” “Heat Tolerance:4” “Playfulness:4” “Intelligence:3” “Watchdog ability:3” “Tendency to bark or howl:2” “Mouthiness:2” “Good for new owners:2” “Amount of shedding:2” “Apartment appropriate:2” “Dog friendly:2” “Potential for weight gain:1” ]