Everything you need to know about Salukis

Life Expectancytypically 12+ years
SheddingShort length with low shedding

Salukis are typically energetic dogs. Salukis are lean and graceful with long legs. They can be very fast runners. They have silky coats which can either be smooth with short hair all over, or feathered with longer hair around the ears, legs and tail. Saluki colours can be white, cream, fawn, red or tan. 

There’s lots of doggy behaviour that comes naturally to all breeds of dog, including Salukis, from digging and chasing to searching and retrieving.  

Thinking about giving a Saluki a forever home? Here are some Saluki facts that might help you decide.  

Caring for Salukis

Every dog is different with their own personality and needs. Here are some areas to think about when taking care of a Saluki.  

Caring for your chosen breed

Health issues 

Before you give any dog a home, it’s important to know about possible health issues. Not every dog will suffer them but it’s good to be prepared.    

To find out more about potential health issues for ...

How much food does a Saluki need? 

The amount of food a Saluki needs depends on their:  

  • age  
  • size  
  • activity levels  
  • fitness  
  • weight.   

You can use the informatio...

How much exercise does a Saluki need?

Salukis are high-energy dogs who need lots of exercise to keep them physically and mentally healthy. They'll need daily walks, plus plenty of time and opportunity to explore, burn energy, and play.   


How much grooming does a Saluki need? 

Salukis with short hair generally only need a weekly brush. Salukis with feathering around the ears, legs and tail may require more regular grooming.  

To help your dog feel comfortable with handling a...

What size crate do you need for a Saluki?

When inside their crate, your dog should have plenty of space to: 

  • sit and stand up at their full height 
  • turn around without touching the sides 
  • lie down fully stretched out&...

Saluki behaviour and training 

Even if you think you know about Salukis, it’s important to remember that every dog has their own personality.  

Training your chosen breed

What’s the temperament of a Saluki? 

Just like you, every dog is an individual with their own unique personality and prior experiences. So, every Saluki temperament is different.  As dogs grow from puppies, they learn all about the world. They develop th...

Are Salukis easy to train? 

You can teach any breed of dog new tricks! It’s all about positive learning. Find out what your dog loves so you can use this to reward them after a success. Whether it’s small food treats, toys or lots of praise, tra...

Are Salukis good with children? 

Every dog has their own unique personality that has been shaped by their own experiences of the world. They’ll have their own likes and dislikes and will respond to situations in different ways. However, there are som...

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