Saluki dog breed

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  • Country: Middle East (Persia)
  • Group: Greyhound
  • Weight: 17-30 kg
  • Height: 58-71 cm
  • Colors: white, red, brown, beige, gold
  • Training: relatively easy, is patiently
  • Grooming: needs exercise daily
  • Temperament: intelligent, active, silent, obediently
  • Health: generally healthy
  • Litter size: 4 - 8 puppies
  • Lifespan: 10 - 12 years
  • Other names: Gazelle hound dog Arabian Hound, Persian Greyhound, Tanji, Sighthound Persian, Arabian Saluki

Saluki dog

It is a very old breed that descended from Egyptian greyhound. A skeleton of a similar dog was found in Northern Syria and dating from 2500 BC He was raised by the rapid Arab tribes to hunt gazelles, rabbits.

Originally named Cinder Persian Greyhound and Saluki named after the city was given the Arab Saluki. It appeared in Europe for the first time at a canine exhibition in 1909 in England. It became known for Count von Schublember the German embassy in Tehran who managed to bring several copies and present them at the exhibition organized in 1926 in Amsterdam.

Saluki dog is one of the oldest domesticated dogs to humans. According to a study published in 2004 in the journal Science, analysis of DNA identified this race as one of the first races that have found a purpose besides man's house, also being one of the few races that still have common genes wolf.

Drawings representing Saluki dogs were discovered in Susa and Sialk, Iran, inscriptions dating from 3500 BC, other drawings from Egyptian tombs dating from 2100 BC

The breed was imported to England before 1840 but really developed in 1895 with an interest in dogs manifested by Florence Amherst (Amherst of Hackney daughter of the first Baron). It decided that Saluki deserves more gratitude from humanity preoccupied with the popularization of these dogs in particular, helping to breed recognition by the Kennel Club of Great Britain in 1923.

Food Saluki

Dogs of this breed are particularly greedy, but nevertheless have the capacity to eat just as much as they need, without becoming greedy.

They like food very much quality, so you will find yourself in a position to see that he refused to feed, if you do not like what is given in the table.

As a way of feeding them less like to eat from the bowl or pot-like, preferring to be her food placed directly on the ground.

Description Saluki

It is a large dog, muscular, slender, elegant. It has a long head, narrow, stop not well pronounced, long snout, big nose, black or dark red.

The eyes are dark, oval, with very long eyelashes, characteristic of the breed. The ears are very long, mobile. The neck is long, lean, muscular. The back is slightly arched over loin muscular. The tail is long, trapped below, carried arched.

The coat has straight hair, silky and is longer on ears, tail and rear legs. There is a variety with short hair in these areas. It can be any color, with or without white.

Both male and female get to weigh between 16 and 30 kg. The male measures between 58-71 cm while the female is slightly smaller, with between 43-58 cm.

Behavior Saluki

Saluki is able to learn things easily because of unusual intelligence that proves. It is very loyal and attached to his master and family.

He likes to be in the company of children, to which exhibit a strong sense of protection. Does not support, but no other animals and strangers.

Do not bark at things worthless or common sounds and likes to spend time at home, with family. If left alone, Saluki dog feels depressed.

If you are going to buy such a dog must be well informed about temperament, character and the training of this dog. It will be more easy to grow and care for it once you read and learn all these things.

Remember that a dog needs your attention daily to a harmonious and healthy lives, free from disease.

Saluki is a dog very athletic, so that the master is required to remove it from daily exercise. Even if a dog is very active, must be provided with a space where they can move freely. Being an apartment dog needs regular walks.

It must never be allowed to get bored because you start to dig or destroy objects in the house. It also should not be left around other animals as innate character hunter eventually will come to light.

Training Saluki

Intelligent as they are on becomes so independent, so the intelligence available can work very often against the man who coached. Always remember that animals come from independent and that they were bred to be hunters independent prey to bring their master, when he does not hunt.

Whenever they see a rabbit, for example, they will immediately begin to hunt, managing almost every time, and this behavior can not be changed. They also love to play with you because they realize instinctively that you have no chance to catch them if you do not want to answer the call.

Regarding exercise, they exceed two hours per day. Until around the age of 10-12 months they should be restricted to no harm. After 12 months, daily plimbaril 6-10 km are more than recommended, especially if walking is a mixture between the normal and the running period.

Few things are more beautiful than to watch is the movement of a Saluki you run at full capacity, but be careful where you let go to do this because it can easily disappear from the landscape. After the exercises, you will find the most comfortable seat in the house, where you will snuggle and fall asleep.

Characteristics Saluki

Feels best in a courtyard ingraita where it can move freely.

It recommended an active person with experience in raising dogs.

The house is generally quiet, but outside likes to run outdoors or near a bicycle.

Do not forget that once you saw something you wanted to hunt would not listen to master.

Like the rest of the dogs need proper socialization and training.

Health Saluki

Saluki is a dog that escaped while the majority of problems inherited his disposal.

In part due to the centuries which were littered over its existence, in part due to the efforts made by breeders to eradicate the problems under discussion.

There are still some problems in discussion developed on psychosomatic, affecting the stomach and skin race, so this dog must have always allowed.

Another problem is that of anesthetics, which do not always respond well.

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