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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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Her Saluki, Nahar, is not walking home with a prize, but, as skinny racing dogs go, he seems rather pleasant-looking.
Al Ghanem said he was committed to the preservation of the Arabian Saluki and the traditional Arabian hunting as it is an essential part of the Arab culture and heritage.
The Salukis struggled shooting the ball in the first half, hitting just 36.
ORDEAL: Owner Sheryl comforts Phoebe (left) and her other Saluki Picture: MIKE MALONEY; A SICK CATALOGUE OF ANIMAL ABUSE; RECOVERY: A beaten lurcher, due to be put down, was saved by a vet; PITIFUL: This rescued lurcher was badly nourished and had lost a legTRAGIC: Dogfight thugs dragged this stolen pet out of a car - and shot itAPPEAL: Owner Sheryl put up this poster after Phoebe was kidnapped
Our hospital provides the space, and works closely with a few agencies like Animal Protection Association Dubai (APA); RCRC; and Arabian Saluki Centre of Dubai (Ascod).
The Saluki was barely recognisable after weeks of starvation when her condition was brought to the attention of Animal Action Abu Dhabi.
Saluki Tree of Life Alliance, based in San Francisco, California, has been rescuing and rehabilitating Salukis mainly in the US for the past 10 years.
The Salukis, into the semifinals for the first time since winning the national title in 1983, will play Delaware on Friday.
Whitlock, a senior from Rock Hill, SC, led the Salukis to an 8-3 record and their fourth consecutive playoff berth.
Greyhounds Galore, based in Newby village near Stokesley, currently has 26 greyhounds, lurchers, salukis and whippets on its books.
The only player ever to be selected Missouri Valley Conference MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in consecutive seasons, the senior guard leads the Salukis in scoring, rebounding, steals and assists.
My particular favourites so far include the Demon Deacons from Wake Forest University, Penn State's Nittany Lions, the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Southern Illinois Salukis, whatever they are.