Saluki

dignified, graceful, swift

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About

Country of origin: Middle East
Breed group: Sighthounds - Group 10 (FCI); Hound Group (AKC, KC)

Facts

Size: large
Coat: smooth or feathered
Colour: various colours
Life expectancy: 12-16 years

Characteristics

Dignified, gentle and swift with a strong constitution and ability to withstand very harsh conditions despite an aristocratic appearance.

Revered like pharaohs

Salukis are one of the oldest known dog breeds in the world. They appeared in Egypt, where their bodies were often mummified, just like those of the pharaohs.
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