Saluki

(redirected from salukis)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

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
..... Click the link for more information.
 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.
..... Click the link for more information.
.

Saluki

a tall breed of hound with a smooth coat and long fringes on the ears and tail
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Arabian Salukis are one of the oldest breeds of domesticated dogs in the world and are well-known for their speed, intelligence, stamina and loyalty to their masters.
After churning out four steals in last Friday's 4-0 win, the Salukis added nine more in a double-header sweep last Saturday.
Salukis, the Bedouin hunting dogs, will once again put on a show of speed and stamina at the 11th edition of Saluki Championship organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC).
They are also the only 'four-eyed' salukis I have had -- named as such due to the colour of their eyebrows.
However, on this occasion it was not the star-studded Catalan football giants but a highly-trained saluki dog named after his owner's favourite team that clinched the Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed National Saluki Race.
Hamad Al Ghanem, Head of the Committee for Arabian Saluki Beauty Contests and Traditional Races, Breeder and Registrar General Saluki of Arabia, said, "The show gives us the opportunity to highlight not only the incredible characteristics of the breed itself, but to also create public awareness about our cultural heritage.
The Best Saluki Dog 2010 contest is taking place as part of the Bahrain Animal Production Show (BAPS), which is going ahead at the Bahrain Endurance Village in Sakhir from November 25 to 27.
A long-time Saluki owner living in San Clemente, California, Verial had several Salukis before Reah, who was found as a stray and brought to a rescue organization.
UMass led, 39-28, at halftime, but the Salukis scored the first seven points of the half to bring their crowd back to life and cut the deficit to 39-35.
But the Salukis kept the pressure on with their outside shooting, getting 3-pointers from Carlton Fay, Bryan Mullins and Tyrone Green to offset two 3-pointers from USC's Dwight Lewis as the teams played to a 21-21 deadlock in the first 13 minutes.
Twiggy, a Saluki cross-breed, was found cowering in a locked shed in Fort William, having given birth to puppies hours earlier in freezing conditions.
Then on Wednesday, the Salukis exploded for 23 runs in a 23-5 rout at Murray State.