Saluki Dog Breed Information
The Saluki breed come in two different coat varieties: Smooth and Feathered. In either variety the coat is short and close. The feathered Saluki has silky flowing hair on the ears, underside of tail, legs, stern, and back of thighs. The Saluki's coat comes in a variety of colours such as white, cream, fawn, golden, red, black and tan. It may also be tri-colour white, black and tan. They are minimal shedders and are odourless.
The Saluki is sensitive, gentle, and affectionate. They are calm and amiable companions who are devoted to their family. They are very graceful in motion, agile, and extremely swift. The Saluki displays curiosity and a delightful sense of humour, combined with a strong hunting instinct.
The Saluki is intelligent and inventive. They display a great depth of loyalty and may become very attached to one certain person in the family. They enjoy the company of older children and may become over-protective of them. They are aloof to strangers and do not get along with other dogs or pets. The Saluki will only bark when there is something worthwhile for them to bark at. They do not do well as an outside dog and much prefer to live inside with their family. They bond so deeply to their family that they may suffer separation anxiety and depression if left alone for extended periods of time.
The Saluki's coat is easy to care for. They require occasional combing and brushing, particularly on the feathered areas. Their ears need regular cleaning and inspection. In some cases this breed may be finicky about eating and will skip meals. Though they eat smaller portions, it is important to report loss of appetite to a veterinarian if this lasts more than 48 hours. The Saluki does not tolerate any type of anesthetic agents. They are also prone to bloating, hip dysplasia, skin problems, and cataracts.
Salukis are a high-energy breed and natural athlete. They require a great deal of exercise. They are not suited for apartment living. Although they are somewhat inactive indoors, it is of vital importance the Saluki be given room to run. Yards must be highly and securely fenced and the Saluki must be kept stimulated. If they become bored they will dig. The Saluki must be securely leashed when on walks. The highest danger to this breed is the possibility of being hit by a vehicle. The hunting instinct may lead them to give chase to anything they perceive as prey. The Saluki is capable of reaching speeds of up to 50 mph., and while at full run they will not respond to their master.
Saluki Health and Life Expectancy
The life expectancy of the Saluki is around 12-14 years, and there are a number of health problems to look out for with this breed. This includes thyroid problems, heart conditions, tumors, and sensitivity to drug and chemicals. The parents of the Saluki should have clearance in relation to heart conditions.
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