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

Summary
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 DogTime.com

Predatory tendencies:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Wanderlust:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Energy Level:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Heat Tolerance:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Playfulness:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Intelligence:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Watchdog ability:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Tendency to bark or howl:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Mouthiness:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Good for new owners:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Amount of shedding:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Apartment appropriate:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Dog friendly:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Potential for weight gain:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Average:
2.9 out of 5 stars (2.9 / 5)