The majestic, independent, cat-like Saluki was the royal dog of Egypt, making it perhaps the oldest known breed of domesticated dog.
The majestic, independent, cat-like Saluki was the royal dog of Egypt, making it perhaps the oldest known breed of domesticated dog. held in the highest regard by the Egyptians, the Saluki was often mummified like the bodies of the Pharaohs themselves. Saluki-like animals appear on ancient Egyptian tombs and excavations of Sumerian empire sites between 7000-6000 BC show carvings and seals that look similar to the modern breed. Its strength and endurance was recognized and used by the arabs to track and take down gazelle, while the English dispatched the breed to hunt hare upon the Saluki’s import to England in 1840. Like all sighthounds, the Saluki’s instinct to run requires leashing or a fenced area when exercising. Its grace, strength, and endurance make it a natural in both the show ring and at lure coursing events.
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