Other names

Arabian Saluki, Tazi

Life expectancy

13 years

Age adult

32 months

Height (Shoulder height)

64 cm


22 kg

Coat texture

short-haired / smooth / silky / ears feathered / tail feathered / legs feathered

Coat color

all colors and patterns except brindle

Common illnesses

idiopathic epilepsy / heart diseases / teeth problems / gastric torsion

Food expenses per month in €

about € 50

Suitable for children

Rather not

Needs a garden

Rather not

Hunting motivated / needs alternative employment

Rather yes

First dog suitable

Rather yes

Allergy friendly

Rather not


Very atletic


Needs much attention

Care and grooming

Low grooming effort

Eager to learn



Needs a lot of exercise


sensitive / clingy / likes hunting / athletic / calm / intelligent / tenacious / independent / mistrustful of strangers / sensitive / likes to run

Bred for

hare hunt / hunt/ hounding / gazelle, antelope and panther hunt

Common illnesses

idiopathic epilepsy / heart diseases / teeth problems / gastric torsion

Dog type according to FCI


FCI description

Sighthounds were bred to the hunt and drift hunting on flight animals, like gazelles or hares. They hunt, in contrast to other hunting dogs, on sight and rushed their loot to complete exhaustion. They are among the fastest land animals (~70 hm/h). At home they are cuddly, affectionate and sensitive, as soon as they want to go outside and they should live out their joy of running. With some the hunting instinct is quite pronounced, which is why you should at least offer an alternative occupation. If you have the possibility to do justice to the urge to move, you will find a faithful companion in a greyhound.

Short description

The Saluki is a particularly intelligent, loving and obedient dog, that was used for hounding. Like all greyhound breeds he has great endurance and is very athletic. He prefers daily running sessions, then he is a soft and sensitive family-dog.

This information is indicative and adheres to the breed standard. Each animal is an individual and has a personal character, as well as its own needs. Thus, a breed is not a guarantee of certain behaviors, etc.