Endowed with elegant and harmonious lines, the Saluki is a very agile muscular dog. The grace and harmony of his curves give him a particular general aspect, but very photogenic.
His slender physique suggests his liveliness, strength and high speed. His unique look can be summed up in three simple words: elegance, grace and harmony.
Between 58 and 71 cm (22.83 to 27.95 inches) for the male
Between 58 and 71 cm (22.83 to 27.95 inches) for the female
Between 20 and 30 kg (44.09 to 66.14 pounds) for the male
Between 20 and 30 kg (44.09 to 66.14 pounds) for the female
All colours are allowed for the Saluki's coat, whether long or short-haired.
The long-haired variety has a soft, smooth, silky coat with fringes on the back of the limbs.
The characteristics are the same for the short-haired variety, except that it has no fringes.
His head, with a moderately broad skull, has a slightly pronounced stop. His oval eyes are large and hazelnut.
His long ears, set high, are drooping. His nose is black or a nice brown colour.
His tail is long and carried naturally curved, the tip reaches the point of the hock at the very least.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 10, section 1 and is #269