Life expectancy: 12 - 14 Years
Color: white, cream, fawn, golden, red, grizzle and tan, tricolor,
black and tan
Eyes: dark to hazel, large, oval
Coat type: Smooth, silky in texture.
Size: 23 - 28 inches
Health issues: Like most sight-hounds, the Saluki is a very healthy
breed. The biggest problem to worry about is their sensitivity to
anesthesia (the condition of having the feeling of pain and other
sensations blocked) as a result of their low levels of body fat.
They are also prone to genetic eye diseases and cancer and may get
sunburnt on their noses easily.
Living conditions: Salukis are not recommended for apartment life.
They need regular exercise, but behave quietly indoors. A fence
of at least five feet in height is recommended, as a Saluki can
easily jump anything lower than that. Thus breed should sleep indoors,
as they like warm temperatures the most. However do not put it close
to hot water!