Saluki / Persian hound one of the world’s fastest dog


The Saluki / Persian hound is one of the oldest dog breeds in the world and is still known as a gazelle hunter. Historically, this type of dog has lived with its owners or nomads. There are also drawings of these dogs on some Egyptian tombs from 2000 BC. In ancient Egypt, pharaohs hunted gazelles and rabbits with this type of dog.

According to some theorists, this type of dog got its name after the ancient city of Saluka in Yemen or the city of Seleucia in Syria. Since the appearance of this type of dog, it is forbidden to cross these breeds with other species and is still considered one of the most purebred dogs in the United States.

This type of dog belongs to the family of snails and has an elongated head of medium size. His eyes are dark and light in color, his nose is black with small nostrils. The Persian hound has a mild temperament that can only be connected to one person from the first arrival of a household. These dogs are particularly sensitive, gentle and calm. If properly socialized, they can be left with little children who will adore them.

The Guinness Book of Records listed a Saluki as being the fastest dog, capable of reaching a speed of 68.8 km/h (42.8 mph). This breed needs to provide a variety of quality nutrition as this dog is not an over-the-top food lover and often eats a little. It may look weak and malnourished but you can’t force this dog to eat. In order to be safe and to consume energy, you must provide him with a wide and well-fenced yard where they can run and therefore not suitable for living in an apartment. If you do not have a large property, you can keep it in a well-fenced dog park, indoors, and so on.

This type of dog has silky fur, a noble posture, and calm eyes. The head is long and distinctive with its lower ears covered with fur. His pockets are particularly strong and his tail long. The color varies from white to gold to gray to brown and may even be tricolor. They can grow up to 60 centimeters and can reach 20 kg.

This breed from the oriental cart from Turkey to eastern Turkistan belongs to the Persian group. This breed is quite intelligent and obedient as long as it is interested in training. Positive training techniques such as food or commendation rewards should be used. It needs early socialization.


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