Saluki Breed Profile


Among the endearing traits of the Saluki is that they are even tempered, sensitive, gentle, affectionate, loyal, friendly and aloof.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog is recommended for older children. Because of its slim physique, they cannot take any horseplay.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 10 to 12 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 29 to 66 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog include but are not limited to eye diseases and cancer. They are prone to sunburn.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking is out of the question for this breed of dog as they prefer to romp and play outdoors. Shedding is average, brush every other day.

Best Owner Compatibility

Not suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to romp and play in and lots of love and attention to give.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

Not Documented.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog makes for a good watchdog.

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