The Complete Saluki (Book of the Breed)


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Salukis are exceptionally beautiful dogs, and a very ancient breed, originating in the Middle East. Like most sighthounds, they are at risk from being hit by cars when they run off especially when they are young, but older Salukis can make good jogging companions if you can find a large area which is a long way from roads to jog in. They are very clean, can be finicky about their food, and are usually gentle dogs, getting on well with other dogs, and children who respect them. Health problems include the usual sighthound sensitivity to chemicals, though the biggest risk to their health is traffic.

This is a good overview of the breed, with tips on general care, coursing and showing, and wonderful illustrations. It's worth getting the book for the pictures