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Saluki

(səlo͞o`kē), breed of tall, slender houndhound,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs bred to hunt animals. Most of the dogs in this group hunt by scent, their quarry ranging from such large game as bear or elk to small game and vermin; ground scenters trail slowly with the head low, and
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 whose origins may be traced back to the Sumerian empire of 6000 B.C. It stands between 23 and 28 in. (58.4–71.1 cm) high at the shoulder, although females may reach only 18 in. (45.7 cm), and weighs between 45 and 60 lb (20.4–27.2 kg). Its smooth, silky coat is short except for fringes of longer hair, or feathers, on the ears, back of legs, and tail. It may be colored cream, white, fawn, red, golden, grizzle and tan, black and tan, or black, white, and tan. Possibly the oldest breed of domesticated dog, the Saluki has been used down through the centuries as a sight hunter of gazelles, boars, jackals, foxes, and hares. Still used to hunt hares today, it is also commonly bred for racing on a round or oval track equipped with a mechanical rabbit. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal and fox also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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Saluki

a tall breed of hound with a smooth coat and long fringes on the ears and tail
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They are lighter in weight than Russian Borzoi (Russia), Irish Wolfhound (Ireland), Chart Polski (Poland), Galgo Espanol (Spain), English Greyhound (UK), Magyar Agar (Hungary), Scottish Deerhound (UK), Sloughi (North Africa), and Turkish Tazi (Turkey).
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