The Saluki, commonly known as the Royal dog of Egypt, It is perhaps the oldest caste called domesticated dog and the oldest of the greyhounds, It is believed descended from wolves in the wilderness of Ara. The Bedouin are highly valued and use them for hunting gazelles and as pets.
As in the case of some other breeds in United States, including the Basenji and the Portuguese Podengo, the current population of Saluki descends from a small number of the first dogs in being introduced to the country since the 19th century.
However, the original dogs imported to the United States.UU. they came through the Middle East, a wide geographical area, Unlike most other castes who come from very small areas, so the Saluki have the largest genetic base among the pure blood.
Recently, the AKC (American Kennel Club) It has allowed the third generation of the Saluki's COO (country of origin) to be placed after the inspections of judges, so the basis of the genetic code of the race continues to increase even further while importing more dogs.
The Saluki is graphically described in Egyptian tombs of 2100 to. C. and it is estimated that his body was often mummified like the bodies of the Pharaohs. Many of the early stone inscriptions represent the House of the young King Tutankhamon with his pair of Saluki real. Les has also be linked with other Pharaohs as King Antef.
Numerous remains of specimens have been found in the ancient tombs of the upper Nile region. The Saluki It has historically served as collector, a quick dog. The Saluki dogs slept with their owners in the stores that will protect from the heat of the day and the cold of the night and the tribes of the desert were nomadic, the Habitat of the Saluki covered the entire region of the Caspian Sea to the Sahara.
Rates varied, course, something in this widely scattered area, especially in the size and the color of his cloak. The Saluki was first brought to England in 1840 and known as the Persian Greyhound. There was never a true interest in raising it, until that Florence Amherst imported the first Saluki Arab in 1895 of the kennels of Prince Abdulla in Transjordan.
In the Persian Gulf countries, the Saluki is known as the Tazi (the Gallop).
It is a square with a thin head, the skull is wider than the snout, almond-shaped and dark eyes, hanging ears, the neck is long and without belfos.
The chest is moderately wide deep, the body is a square but it gives an appearance of elongated with oblique and muscular backs, tail of low inclusion with a curve at the tip.
The hair changes according to the variety, in the Saluki of long hair is smooth, silky and Wicks on extremities. In the variety of short hair Saluki, lacks Wicks, is the only difference.
The average lifespan of a Saluki is of, approximately, 14 years.
Character and skills
The Saluki is a dog reserved with strangers, but is neither nervous nor aggressive. Worthy, intelligent and independent.
It has a great capacity for learning, instinct for protection, Guard instinct, herding instinct, hunting instinct, certain level of aggressiveness, a tendency to bark, but it adapts very well to living with other dogs and living with children.
It is a dog that requires activity, need space to feel free and plenty of exercise (If possible, more than 2 hours a day).
In their homeland a Saluki dog may not be sold. Only you can give as a gift to a friend or to a well-respected guest, as a sign of admiration.
In Europe it is used exclusively as dog company and exhibition. Y, copies of this canine breed tend to be high-cost.
- Otros nombres: Persian Greyhound / Gazelle Hound / Persian Sight hound / Tanji / Arabian Hound / Tazi / Egyptian Saluki Dog.
- Group 10 / Section 1 – Long-haired or fringed Sighthounds.
Dogs breeds: Saluki