Dog walking harness for Saluki dogs:
- medium size dog breed
- straight and flat coat
- floppy ears
- greyhound-like build
- small waist and long tail
Saluki dog names
Overview - Saluki
The elegant, aristocratic Saluki, also called the Persian Greyhound, Arabian Hound, Gazelle Hound, Saluqi, Tazi, El Hor (“The Noble One”) and The Royal Dog of Egypt, is one of the world's oldest domestic breeds. Some say that it dates back to a time before ancient Egypt, which was one of the earliest of all human civilizations. Its name probably comes from “Saluq,” a long-gone Arab town. Salukis are sighthounds that were bred by nomadic tribesmen to chase down, restrain and kill rabbit, fox, deer and even the swift gazelle. Desert-bred Salukis are still used for hunting in the Middle East and in the West. The Saluki was (and still is) prized for its keen eyesight, exceptional agility and remarkable speed. Their exotic looks – lean, graceful and feathered with the silkiest of coats - also make them popular show dogs. The Saluki may appear delicate, and to some even skinny, but this should not fool you into thinking that it is fragile. This is a powerful athlete with the strength and stamina to tirelessly cover uneven and dangerous terrain over great distances in pursuit of its pray.
History of Saluki
The saluki is one of several breeds that can trace its roots back to the ancient Egyptians. It has been prized since ancient times for its ability in the hunt, running down gazelle, hare and other swift prey over hot desert sands, providing sport for kings and food for nomads. In a culture that considered dogs unclean, the saluki alone was allowed to share the Bedouin tents and was dubbed "El Hor" ("the noble one").
Breeding with non-salukis was strictly forbidden, a practice that allowed the Saluki to remain virtually unchanged for thousands of years, although it has always exhibited a wide variety of styles. Part of this variety arose from the wide distribution of the breed throughout the Middle East, with different tribes favoring dogs that were best adapted to hunt different game over different terrain.
When the Saluki came to England in the early 1900s, breed fanciers made sure that the standard allowed for all the variation in the breed. To this day, the saluki comes in many different styles, all of which are equally correct. The litmus test has always been one of coursing ability, and both show-bred salukis and those straight from the desert are still adept at catching hares, although most salukis are even more talented at capturing hearts.
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