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Breed Standard for the Saluki



General Appearance:        

The Saluki has a general greyhound-like build and should combine the aspects of grace, symmetry, great speed, and endurance coupled with strength.




Stop not pronounced; large oval eyes; long narrow head, moderately wide back-skull




Long, well feathered underneath




White, cream, fawn, golden, red, grizzle, back and tan, tricolor, or any of these on a white background




Weight:  35 – 65 lbs

Height:  Male 23- 28”; Female may be considerably smaller




The Saluki tends to be aloof and reserved with strangers.  It is extremely devoted to its own family, but it is not particularly demonstrative.  The Saluki is very gentle with children, but it may not be playful enough to satisfy most children.

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