Salukis are brave at heart, but have a very sensitive nature. They are incredibly fast runners, and are also fast learners and high achievers. They truly enjoy variety in both training and daily outings.
Keeping this breed happy requires two things – firstly being active (meaning being allowed to run fast) and secondly, variety - in or of everything. They get bored very easily and the same old but a little bit different won’t work for this breed. Take them to the same place over and over again and they will be sure to let you know about it.
There is no sound quite like a Saluki singing. When left alone, they sing a song of sadness that is quite unique.
They love the company of humans and dogs alike, and will feel happiest in a multiple dog household. You will often find them taking over your upholstered chairs and couches at home, resting or sleeping in a half-sitting half-lying position.
Salukis are devoted companions and need good training to be able to go off leash, because if they are off leash then there is nothing that can catch up to them. Except maybe another Saluki!
Like most sighthounds, they require exercise and the ability to run free to release energy, but then, and only then, will they be a quiet companion at home.
Salukis’ fur is short and easy to maintain and as a bonus they hardly shed.
|Life expectancy:||12-14 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||average|