The Saluki is an ancient breed, they were found mummified in tombs in Egypt where they were referred to as the royal dog of Egypt, and date back more than 2000 BC. The Saluki is a sight hound and can chase down Gazelle. This cat-like, independent breed has gone by several names, such as Persian Greyhound, Gazelle Hound, and Arabian Hound. Today the Saluki is popular at lure coursing events and show rings. This breed comes in two variations, the smooth and the feathered which has feathers of hair on its legs and tail. Their smooth silky single coat can come in white, cream, fawn, golden, red, grizzle and tan, plus tricolor and black & tan. The Saluki range in size from 23 to 28 inches tall at the withers with the females being on the smaller end. This breed has a life expectancy of 12 to 15 years of age. The AKC recognized the Saluki in the Hound Group in 1929.
Using our Tiny Ones, breed specific, hand painted detailed heads; we carefully mount a gold plated post and backing so you can display your best friend as a unique pin or tie tack. What a perfect gift for any occasion, including birthdays and holidays. All items are individually packaged, ready to give as a gift, or hang in your store. Great item for that special someone!