KC Pedigree, Medium-Large

Doesn't moult much

Not good for first time owners

This elegant and light footed sighthound of the Middle East was originally used to hunt hare, fox and gazelle over difficult terrains.


Attractive to ...

Someone who feels the need for speed. While the Greyhound is credited as being the fastest dog up to distances of around 800m, the Saluki is thought to be faster over longer distances and has tremendous stamina.

Not the best for ...

Anyone who wants to play ball. The Saluki doesn't tend to enjoy rough games or activities such as fetch. They much prefer the company of soft toys.


Gaze Hound, Gazelle Hound, Slugi, Shami, Tazi

Cross between



Syrian Arab Republic


Big, but will still fit in a small car.

Exercise Needs

High (Two hours or more)
Without sufficient mental and physical exercise will probably do the wall of death around the living room!


Jacket and skinny trousers
Any feathering can get knotty. Some coats self-clean by depositing mud all over the kitchen floor.


Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok

Life expectancy

12 years

Good first dog?



Tailwise is consistently rated as Excellent

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