Middle East - FCI 269


In the Middle East a Saluki You can never be sold, You can only give away in signal estimation.

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).

Physical characteristics

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.

Saluki: Standard FCI


HEAD: Long and thin, as a whole showing nobility.


  • Skull: Moderately wide between ears, You must not be depressed Center.
  • Depression links (Stop): Not steep.


  • Truffle: Black or brown (liver).
  • Jaw/teeth: The jaws and teeth are strong, with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite.
  • Eyes: Dark hazelnut and bright color, long and oval, but not prominent. The expression must be dignified and gracious, with a faithful and distant look.
  • Ears: Long and covered with long, silky hair, set high, Mobile, hanging close to the skull.

NECK: Long, curved and well muscled.


  • Back: Moderately wide.
  • Pork loin: Well muscled and slightly arched.
  • Rump: The bones of the hip are well apart.
  • Breast : Deep, long, moderately thin. It should not show any ribs or flat abarriladas.
  • Bottom line: Retracting well.

TAIL: Long, implementation low and cover naturally on a curve, with good pen on the ventral side with long, silky hair, It should not be matoso. In adults not should be home about the line of the back except when playing. The tip must reach at least the tip of the Hock.



  • Shoulder: With good inclination, good muscular without being heavy in appearance.
  • Arm: Approximately of the same length as the scapula and a good angle with the.
  • Forearm: Long and straight from the elbow to the Carpus.
  • Metacarpus: Strong and flexible, slightly angled.
  • Previous feet: Feet of moderate length, long, well arched toes, they should not be opened, but at the same time they cannot be cat feet; together they must be strong and flexible, pen between the fingers.

LATER MEMBERS: Strong, showing power to gallop and jump.

  • Leg: Well developed.
  • Knee: Moderately marked.
  • Hocks: Close to the ground.
  • Back feet: Similar to the previous.

JOURNEY / MOVEMENT: Soft, fluid and effortless trot. Light and off showing scope and propulsion, without lifting your hands (Hackney action) and without heavily walk (pounding).


HAIR: Soft with a silky, soft texture, fringes on legs and back of thighs, adults may also present fringes in the throat, Puppies can have woolly hair on the thighs and shoulders. The variety of short hair is not uneven.

COLOR: Any color or combination of colors is permitted. The tabby color is undesirable.


  • Height to the cross: Average between 58 – 71 cm.. (23 – 28 inches), females are proportionately smaller.

FAULTS: Any deviation from the above mentioned criteria is considered to lack, and the gravity of this refers to the degree of deviation to the standard and its impact on the health and well-being of the dog.

  • Any dog showing clear physical abnormalities or behavioral signs shall be disqualified.

NOTE: Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles, fully descended into the scrotum.

TRADUCCIÓN: Federation Canófila Mexicana, BC. (MVZ. Mauricio Martinez) and updated by Jorge Nallem.

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.

Images of the Saluki
The Saluki videos

  • 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

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