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                                   Saluki
                  Ancient Hunting Hound of the Middle East
                                      
Authors & Contributors

   Jane Taylor, Khamsa Salukis and Arabians, khamsa@earthlink.net
   Sharon Walls, Obi-Wan Salukis, saluqi@optonline.net
   Lyndell Ackerman, Camp Carma Salukis
   Catherine Meyers, Comelightly Salukis
   
   Copyright 1994, 1995, 1996 by Jane Taylor and Sharon Walls.
     _________________________________________________________________
   
Table of Contents

     * Frequently Asked Questions
     * Description & History
     * Resources
          + Books
          + Kennel Clubs which Recognize the Saluki
          + Club Contacts
          + Rescue
     _________________________________________________________________
   
Frequently Asked Questions

   How is the Saluki around children? Other pets? As a watchdog?
   
     The Saluki can be quite tolerant of children and can be accused of
     "licking the baby" too much. As with any breed the temperament of
     the puppy in question can determine how it will interact with
     children. Salukis can be territorial while claiming "their"
     children and protecting them from a "Saluki-perceived" harm. They
     can be protective of other pets in the household as well. In the
     Middle-East they have been used as flock guardians. This does not
     mean that they can be trained as watch/guard dogs like a Doberman
     or Rottweiler. It is from the Saluki's sense of loyalty and
     companionship to their owner that this tendency can be attributed.
     Salukis can be temperamental and will become quite emotionally
     attached to their owners.
     
   Are they noisy? Do they have any bad habits?
   
     Salukis tend to bark only when there is something worthwhile to
     bark at (unless one has fallen into bad habits out of boredom).
     They are very athletic, easily able to clear high fences unless the
     owner has taken proper precautions to see that this does not occur.
     They are not usually nuisance diggers, but can create large pits to
     escape summer heat if left out of doors. Also, if not exercised
     enough, your Saluki may excavate your backyard and garden into
     W.W.II sized foxholes.
     
   Is the Saluki a good house-dog?
   
     The Saluki is an extremely clean dog with little to no odor, and
     minimal shedding due to the short coat. In general, a Saluki kept
     indoors sheds a little all year round. Salukis are not generally
     thought of as outside dogs and they tend to not do well in that
     kind of situation.
     
     They do not drool, except in anticipation of food. They are
     generally easy to house train. They will take over the furniture
     unless their owners discourage this habit from puppy hood. A
     happily wagging tail will easily clear off low coffee tables.
     
     Many Saluki owners have learned the "seven foot rule"; if you don't
     want the hound to get whatever the item is (butter on the counter,
     leftovers on the stove, the roast thawing on the counter) put it
     out of reach -- at least seven feet from the floor.
     
   Are there any special feeding problems?
   
     Some Salukis can be finicky in their eating habits and periodically
     fast. Most Salukis eat less than other breeds of dog and drink less
     as well. This is evident in Arabian horses and camels as well. One
     of the most often heard questions by a Saluki owner is "Don't you
     feed that dog? It's so skinny, I can see its bones." The answer is
     --Yes, I do feed it. All that wants. It also runs approximately 35
     mph. Salukis and sight hounds in general have the smallest amount
     of body fat of all the dog breeds. When spayed or neutered they may
     gain weight and the coat may become fuzzy.
     
   Are there any special medical problems?
   
     Due to lack of body fat, Salukis are sensitive to anesthetic
     agents. This is true of most, if not all, the sight hounds. They
     also can have reactions and intolerances to some worming and flea
     products. In particular, the wormer known as TASK is not
     recommended for use on Greyhounds. As a general rule if the label
     states not recommended for use on Greyhounds don't use it on a
     Saluki.
     
     The #1 cause of death in Salukis is Hit By Car.
     The #2 cause of death is Old Age (average life span 12-18 yrs).
     
     Thyroid: Some Salukis may be affected by low thyroid function. This
     can be detected by blood tests and can be corrected by oral
     medication. This condition may be seen in older animals whose
     hormone level has decreased, and also in neutered animals.
     
     Cancer: Cancer has been reported at an increasing rate; many of the
     animals affected have been at 4 yrs of age.
     
     Heart Conditions: The Saluki is a tremendous athlete; if given the
     opportunity to fulfill his hunting instincts, the heart may become
     enlarged.
     
     As with any breed, regular annual checkups and proper follow up
     with diet and medication (if necessary) are recommended.
     
   How much exercise does a Saluki need?
   
     Salukis love to run. They will run just for the thrill of it. One
     to two miles or more at a time. They can make excellent jogging
     companions. In the Middle-East Salukis were and are kept by the
     Bedouins, a pastoral nomadic people, and thus would travel numerous
     miles over the yearly trek.
     
   Are they energetic or hyper? Are they high-strung?
   
     A young Saluki can be a very energetic fellow. In general, they
     mature into lovely calm dogs. Salukis have an instinct to chase
     moving objects and they can learn what is acceptable to chase and
     what is not. As a general rule, at the age of two they begin to
     settle down and continue to mellow significantly each following
     year.
     
   What were Salukis originally used for?
   
     Salukis were and are bred in Middle-East as a
     hunting/companion/guard dog. They primarily hunt by sight, and to a
     much lesser degree by smell, and thus are very aware of their
     surroundings. Salukis have keen hearing, but when in pursuit of
     "game" exhibit "selective deafness" (which is usually infuriating
     to the owner who is calling their hound at the top of their lungs
     with no noticable result). When the dog has stopped running and is
     standing still is the time to attract the dog's attention by both
     calling it and making waving motions with your arms. Their native
     quarry includes hare, gazelle, and bustard.
     
     This Saluki breed guideline listed below has been accepted and
     approved as of May 10, 1994, for use in the evaluation of the
     Saluki breed at International Middle Eastern Coursing Hound
     Association (IMECHA) conformation shows. Additionally, it is
     supplemental information for use in the conformational judging of
     Salukis at the International All Breed Kennel of America, Inc.
     (IABKCA) and Alle Rasse Gruppe (ARG) shows. This guideline was
     developed by the members of the IMECHA. IMECHA is the parent Saluki
     breed group to IABKCA in association with the Union Cynologie
     International e.V. (UCI) located in Lhne, Germany.
     _________________________________________________________________
   
Description & History

  Breed History
  
   The Saluki is one of the most ancient breeds of hunting hounds.
   Paintings of and references to Salukis have been found in ancient
   Egyptian tombs, Sumerian buildings, and Assyrian temples. This places
   the age of the Saluki, as a distinct and domesticated breed, at
   approximately 7,000 years and it has remained relatively unchanged to
   the present day. From ancient to modern times the Saluki has been used
   to hunt gazelle, hare, bustard (a type of bird), jackal, fox, and wild
   ass. The hunting style of the Saluki is to sight and run the game
   down, catch and retrieve it. It is a multi-game, multi-terrain
   coursing hound. In more recent times (the past 2,000-3,000 years) the
   Saluki has been kept by the nomadic Bedouin tribes of the Middle East
   to hunt game animals to provide meat for the cook-pot. With the advent
   of Islam, dogs were, and are, considered unclean beasts. However, in
   the case of the Saluki an exception was made. By the Bedouin, Salukis
   are considered the Gift of Allah to his children. They are allowed in
   the tents and considered special companions. It has been said that the
   Bedouin will never sell a Saluki, but will give one as a special and
   precious gift.
   
   The questions that might come to mind in regards to the Saluki are:
     * What do the Bedouin look for in a Saluki?
     * Why do the Bedouin want a particular look or type?
     * What do the Bedouin consider good function?
     * What types do different Bedouin tribes have and breed for?
     * For what purposes are the different types used?
       
   Most of these questions can be answered by studying the terrain,
   climate, and game available in the various regions that Salukis are
   found. It must also be kept in mind that Salukis do not have a
   "Country-of-Origin" per se, but rather a "Region-of-Origin."
   Historically Salukis can be found ranging from Iran, Iraq and Turkey
   in the North, throughout the Arabian Peninsula in the South and East,
   and into Egypt and across North Africa in the West. Interestingly
   enough, the overall picture of Saluki structure is consistent
   throughout these areas with a wide variety of breed types.
   
   In the following sections are points found to be consistent throughout
   the region and can be interpreted as the "Region-of-Origin Saluki
   standard," as well as Bedouin lore from the various sources listed in
   the references. In considering the qualities listed throughout this
   guideline: Imagine yourself at the edge of an Arabian desert where you
   will be camped for three weeks. You have all of the general camping
   gear you need but you food supply is limited to 55 gallons of water
   and 10 pounds of rice. Standing beside the tent are six Salukis, you
   have your choice of three, two of one gender and one of the other.
   Keep in mind you will use these Salukis to provide meat for your
   cook-pot as well as their sustenance. Which ones do you feel can do
   the job that they were bred to do; hunt by sight, run the game down,
   catch and retrieve it?
   
  Breed Description
  
    Overall Appearance
    
   In the show ring the overall appearance of the Saluki is one of grace,
   symmetry, and a well conditioned athlete. The impression given is one
   of the ability to hunt and kill efficiently. While on the coursing
   field the impression becomes a reality with the addition of an intense
   desire, drive, and focus that is not seen in the show ring. Combined,
   these qualities comprise undeniable Saluki breed type and function.
   
   The Smooth Variety exhibits the same qualities with the exception of
   feathering. In both varieties males may range from 23 to 28 inches at
   the top of the shoulder with bitches measuring somewhat smaller.
   
    Head and Face
    
   The head should be longer than it is wide for breed type. Wedge shaped
   when viewed from above with adequate width of backskull for attachment
   of the jaw muscles. This is for clamping power when making a kill. In
   profile, the head will again be wedge shaped with a slight stop at the
   eyes. The top of the skull should not be domed and be almost flat (in
   keeping with the "wedge" shape). The eyes are almond shaped in the
   Saluki and are set into the skull (not protruding/bulging) at a
   slightly oblique angle to the face. The color can range from light
   honey to dark brown. The set of the eyes and their lashes protect them
   from sand and sun glare. The expression is that of a keen hunter. It
   can be said that the Saluki will have a definite Eastern/Oriental
   appearance about the eyes. Tribal Lore: The Bedouin prefer a lighter
   color to the eye. They say the Saluki can see better and farther.
   
   The bony ridges in the muzzle will provide for an appearance of
   refinement and chiseling to the face. The tightness of the lips to the
   cheekbones will give the appearance that the Saluki is smiling. The
   lips should be close to the cheek and not drooping - a clean, dry
   mouth. Tribal lore: At least five hair warts should be on the face --
   two on each cheek and one or more on the chin. However, two or three
   on the chin is most desirable.
   
    Pigment
    
   Pigment of the nose is black to liver. In older Salukis a graying in
   black noses may be seen. The eye rims in darker pigmented Salukis will
   appear as if they have been painted with kohl (a kind of black makeup
   made from antimony that Middle Eastern women use to define the shape
   of the eye). Tribal lore: a mottled or pink nose is very undesirable
   as they cannot stand the sun.
   
    Teeth and Bite
    
   The teeth must be strong and white with a scissors or level bite. Full
   dentition is desirable. Tribal lore: The hound should have what the
   Bedouin describes as laughing jaws for a powerful bite. When running,
   the mouth will be wide open and the lips will be pulled back. It is
   this action and the set of the jaws that are referred to as "laughing
   jaws."
   
    Ears
    
   The ear leather should be "drop-eared," also known as "floppy-eared."
   The leather should be of sufficient length to reach the corner of the
   mouth, but no so large as to hinder the hound while coursing and
   catching game. The ears should be set high on the head, typically well
   above the eye line. The ears are very mobile and will allow the ear
   leathers to almost touch each other behind the backskull when pulled
   back and up. Depending upon the Saluki's mood, the ears may also be
   held in positions known as "airplane ears" (the ears will resemble a
   set of bent airplane wings due to a fold in the leather and alert
   positioning), "mouse ears" (the ears are pulled up, as if to touch
   over the crown, and forward framing the face; a very alert and
   inquisitive position), and "rose ears" (the ears are folded, pulled
   towards the back, and held next to the head similar to a Greyhound's).
   The texture of the feathering must be silky (quantity is not
   important). This feathering is absent, of course, in the smooth
   variety with the exception of short to moderate length guard hairs
   sometimes called "lashes." A few of the Bedouin tribes would crop
   ears. This practice is more common in the northern areas, particularly
   among the Kurds. Cropping was done for a variety of reasons: to
   prevent the ear leather from being torn while hunting predatory game
   such as jackal and fox; for beauty; for protection against damage from
   thorn bushes; for identification (cutting only one ear or only part of
   the leather); for speed; for alertness. Some Salukis imported from the
   Middle East have had cropped ears.
   
    Neck
    
   The neck should be moderately long, supple, and well muscled. The
   throat latch (the area where the head and neck join) should be fine
   for mobility of the head in making the catch of game.
   
    Front Assembly
    
   The chest at the heart girth should be deep and with sufficient width
   (spring-of-rib) for endurance in the chase. When viewed from the front
   the chest bone (sternum, a.k.a. keelbone) and points of the shoulders
   should be visible, while the area below them (the forechest) will be
   somewhat filled in. Tribal lore: Belief is that if the width is too
   wide (barrel chested) the Saluki will lack speed. If the width is too
   narrow (slab sided) the Saluki will lack endurance.
   
   The forechest should be moderately narrow in proportion with the size
   of the Saluki. This is for speed. The width is linked with the
   placement of the shoulders on the body, i.e. too far forward can
   create a "narrow front," too far back can create a protrusion of the
   sternum several inches beyond the points of the shoulder known as
   "pigeon breasted." Keep in mind that a balance between "spring-of-rib"
   and the placement of the shoulder assembly creates the proper width.
   It has also been observed that when while moving on harder terrain a
   looseness in the front assembly may appear. However, this looseness
   will disappear when the hound is moving on loose sand. Thus, the front
   assembly is compensating for the movement of the sand under the
   Saluki's feet and there is a purpose to the looseness.
   
   The forelegs should be straight and long from the elbow to the wrist
   with a slight slope in the pastern to the foot. The pastern must also
   be strong. The slope and strength of the pasterns is for shock
   absorption while running as the wrist can be hyperextended at almost a
   90 degree angle when the foot is in contact with the ground and the
   front assembly is in follow-through from extension to flexion. A
   slight toeing-out of the foot is not uncommon. The bone of the limbs
   is oval tending towards bladed (not round in appearance as in a
   working dog) with fine quality, however it is very dense and strong
   for its size. Like the Arabian horse, Salukis possess subtle power and
   strength.
   
    Feet
    
   The foot should be shaped as the foot of the hare (two middle toes
   longer than the outside two); this applies to both front and rear. The
   rear, however, will be slightly less noticeable. Tribal lore: The
   feathering between the toes and pads is for protection against the hot
   sand. Some Bedouin will apply a henna pack (a dried and crushed plant
   mixed with water) to the Salukis' feet; this is to toughen the pads
   against cuts and abrasions during a hunt or trek. The henna pack will
   typically extend to slightly above the wrist on the front legs and
   almost to the hock on the rear.
   
    Back and Loin
    
   The back should be well muscled with an unmistakable arch over the
   loin. A good arch lends itself to muscular conditioning more than
   skeletal structure. It should be noted that the length to height ratio
   can vary from region to region. In the more northern areas the Saluki
   can measure slightly longer than tall. While in the southern regions
   this measurement can reverse itself, more tall than long. In addition,
   a more square variety can be found throughout. In other words, the
   measurement from the top of the scapula (shoulder) to the ground
   typically equals the length of the dog as measured from the point of
   the shoulder to the point of the rump. Each variation can have its
   advantages on the coursing field: more long than tall can be better
   over mountainous terrain, more tall than long can have greater sprint
   speed, and a more square Saluki can have better endurance and speed on
   long courses. All are correct in keeping with breed type. The waist
   (tuck up/loin) should be pronounced. Tribal lore: The loin should be
   no more than what a man can grasp around with his hands (thumb to
   thumb and second finger to second finger). The males will be slightly
   bulkier than the female, but over all the fineness applies to both.
   This is for greater speed.
   
    Rear Assembly and Angulation
    
   The hip bones should be prominent. When viewed from the rear the croup
   should appear to have a trapezoid shape. When the hound is standing
   naturally, the rear quarters should be higher than the fore (the arch
   in the loin will add to this height) -- this height is due to the rear
   length of leg and is for springing ability and length of stride.
   Tribal lore: A man should be able to place four fingers between the
   hip bones. This will show the agility and speed ability of the hound.
   
   The 1st and 2nd thigh should be moderately long and well muscled with
   the hocks moderately low to the ground in relation to the length of
   the thighs. The whole showing moderate angulation in balance with the
   forequarters. When standing in a show-stack position, the tips of the
   toes on the front feet will be in a plumb line with point of the
   shoulder and the front edge of the hind toes should be in a plumb line
   with the point of the rump (the point of the ishium on the pelvis) and
   the hocks should be perpendicular to the ground. This overall
   moderation of angulation is for endurance, agility, and speed.
   
    Tail
    
   The tail is set low on the croup and carried in a curve. When the
   Saluki is in motion the tail may be carried in a low curve, elevated
   curve, or up and curved over the back (gay tail), but it should not be
   carried without a curve i.e., straight up, straight out from the back,
   or hanging limp --straight down. In the feathered variety the hair on
   the underside of the tail is silky, not bushy. The smooth variety can
   range from a shorter brush like feather (not bushy) to a short smooth
   coat. Tribal lore: The tail should be of sufficient length to come
   between the rear legs, up around the loin and touch the spine.
   
    Movement
    
   The working gait of the Saluki is a double suspension gallop (all four
   feet are off the ground in flexion and extension) and they are
   considered the endurance runner of the dog world. In peak condition
   the Saluki can attain speeds of 35 to 40 miles-per-hour and keep it up
   for up to five miles in pursuit of its quarry.
   
   The double-suspension galloping style will give the appearance of the
   Salukis' body flying over the terrain with no wasted motion and
   appearing almost effortless. In addition, the head will be almost
   level with the spine as will the tail. Both will have a small amount
   of pumping motion as the Saluki's body is flexed and extended. In the
   flexed position the spine will be curved so that the rear legs will be
   brought forward to the point of almost being in front of the shoulder
   assembly. In extension, the front and rear assemblies are almost level
   with the spine. The double-suspension gallop is unique to the Saluki
   and other sighthounds and is the only time when reach and drive will
   be exhibited.
   
   Movement at a trot can give the appearance of floating over the
   terrain (another appearance of effortless movement). This can be
   almost a prancing type of step with the head up and the tail carried
   higher than or at the level of the back. This type of movement is
   generally seen in play or courtship and it can also be displayed in
   the show ring and it is not a hackney gait. Movement with the head and
   tail at an lower level-more in line with the spine-and the legs moving
   so that the feet are closer to the ground is used for traveling miles.
   In other words, trotting with no wasted effort - a conservation of
   effort/energy. It can be seen that when a Saluki moves in such a
   manner it will single track - the feet will move closer together
   almost as if they are converging along a line one foot in front of the
   other. Also, when walking at ease the Saluki will frequently walk a
   few steps with a movement resembling the camel's - a pace, the right
   fore and hind move together and left fore and hind move together. All
   of these types of movement are correct. Soundness in Saluki movement
   refers to it being free from injury, disease or lameness. It must be
   kept in mind that a Saluki is bred for hunting at a gallop and
   movement at a trotting gait will not indicate how it runs. The most
   important points to consider in all forms of movement are balance and
   moderation. Only when these are present will the desired
   effortlessness-in-movement appear.
   
    Coat Texture and Colors
    
   Coat texture is smooth and silky. Woolly feathering on the shoulders
   and thigh may also be present. Puppies have a tendency to have body
   wool as well. All colors are acceptable. Tribal lore: Generally the
   Bedouins are not concerned about coat or colors as these do not
   influence speed, stamina or hunting skill which are the main criteria
   for judging a hound's qualities. However, through the years the
   following have come to be known among Saluki fanciers as alleged
   Bedouin lore special markings and their meanings: A small patch of
   white hairs in the middle of the forehead is called "The Kiss of
   Allah." This Saluki is blessed and is very special. -- A small patch
   of white hairs low on either side of the neck is considered "The Thumb
   Print of Allah " and marks the Saluki as especially blessed. (This
   mark can also appear as a small indentation in the musculature along
   the forward edge of the scapula; this also appears in Arabian horses).
   -- A white streak on the neck along the spine, as opposed to a white
   collar marking, is called a fast mark and indicates that the Saluki
   will be an excellent courser. -- A white tipped tail means that the
   Saluki will be an excellent hunter.
   
    Temperament
    
   Salukis are known for their aloofness with strangers, regal bearing,
   and apparent farsightedness. However, with their own family or someone
   that they know, they can be outgoing and affectionate companions. The
   Saluki has not only been bred by the Bedouin as a hunter for thousands
   of years, but as a beautiful, elegant, intelligent, loyal companion,
   and protector. Their native intelligence can be quite remarkable and
   they can think their way through situations if given the opportunity.
   Salukis know their own kind (meaning sighthounds in general and
   Salukis in particular) and can have little tolerance for other breeds
   of dogs. In addition, they can be protective of their families and
   friends (in the Mid-East they are sometimes used to guard the
   home/tent). The Saluki temperament does not lend itself well to kennel
   situations or heavy handed methods of training. Salukis can be quite
   sensitive and become emotionally attached to their owners. In the
   obedience ring, they tend to not do as well as other breeds because
   they can be easily bored. However, if a strong bond with their owner
   is evident they will do what is asked of them to please him or her.
   Like the Arabian horse, they can be a friend and companion with
   undying loyalty. However, due to their level of intelligence, this
   loyalty is not linked with unquestioning obedience.
   
   In the show ring, due to the Saluki's aloofness with strangers and
   seeming farsightedness, it is not unusual for them to tend to draw
   away from a strange hand reaching for their head or face. This is the
   exception rather than the rule and they should not be penalized for
   this response. In addition, Salukis should be approached from the
   front, with slower movements. However, aggressive or vicious behavior
   should not be tolerated.
   
    Other Information and Considerations
    
   It has been noted on the coursing field that when a Saluki has lost
   sight of the quarry it will leap or "spy-hop" in an effort to become
   sighted again. This is very similar in appearance to a gazelle leaping
   while running (jumping or springing with all four feet at once). This
   spy-hop, or "sproink" as it is sometimes called, can be as high as
   seven feet and is a hunting characteristic of the Saluki.
   
    Comments and References for Guideline Development
    
   The books and publications listed below delineate what some Bedouin
   tribes look for not only in Salukis, but their horses and camels as
   well. All of these species have been bred to exist under inhospitable
   conditions for thousands of years and the Bedouin have developed
   specialized breeding formulas for optimum survival. The consistent
   points that can be seen in the Bedouin programs for the Saluki,
   Arabian Horse, and Dromedary Camel are the elegance, grace, symmetry
   and beauty possessed by each; one is just larger or smaller than the
   other. In respect of the Bedouin's long history and the original
   purpose of the breed, one should not presume to try to improve upon
   what they have already perfected; breeding goals should emphasize the
   preservation and maintenance of the high standards the Bedouin have
   attained.
     _________________________________________________________________
   
Resources

  Books
  
   American Kennel Club, The Complete Dog Book , 17th edition., New York,
   NY, Howell Book House/Macmillan Publishing Co., Saluki standard
   submitted by the Saluki Club of America and approved in 1927, [1985]
   
   Ash, Edward. C., Dogs: Their History and Development , Volumes I and
   II, London, England, Ernest Benn Limited, [1927]
   
   Brown, William Robinson, The Horse of the Desert, Nachdr'd. Ausg. New
   York [1929], Hildesheim ; New York : Olms, [1977]
   
   Copold, Steve, Hounds, Hares & Other Creatures: The Complete Book of
   Coursing, Arvada, CO: Hoflin Publishing, [1977]
   
   Daumas, Melchior Joseph Eug ene, The Ways of the Desert, 9th edition,
   revised and augmented with commentaries by the Emir Abd-el-Kader;
   translated from the French by Sheila M. Ohlendorf. With a foreword by
   Robert A. Fernea, Austin, TX, University of Texas Press [1971]
   
   Dickson, H. R. P., The Arab of the Desert - A Glimpse into Badawin
   Life in Kuwait and Sau'di Arabia, London, England, George Allen &
   Unwin, Ltd., [1949]
   
   Ferdinand, Klaus, Bedouins of Qatar: a study of the two Bedouin tribes
   in Qatar. New York, NY, Thames and Hudson Inc., [1993]
   
   Hutchinson, Walter, Hutchinson's Dog Encyclopaedia, London, England,
   Hucthinson & Co., Ltd, [1934]
   
   Miller, Constance O., Gazehounds: The Search for Truth, Wheat Ridge,
   CO, Hoflin Publishing, Ltd., [1988]
   
   Raswan, Carl, Black Tents of Arabia (My Life Among the Bedouin):
   Folcroft, PA, Folcroft Library Editions, [1977]
   
   Waters, Hope and David--Burydown Salukis--England, The Saluki in
   History, Art and Sport , New York, Taplinger Pub. Co. [1969]
   
   Watkins, Vera H.--Windswift Salukis--England, Saluki, Companion of
   Kings, New enlarged 3rd edition., Hagerstown, MD : Copper Beech Press,
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  Kennel Clubs which Recognize the Saluki
  
   American Kennel Club, Canadian Kennel Club, FCI, Kennel Club of Great
   Britain, Israeli Kennel Club, UKC, Rare Breed Kennel Club, States
   Kennel Club, UCI - International All Breed Kennel Club of America,
   Inc.
   
  Club Contacts
  
   For the local Saluki breed club in your area the American Kennel Club
   in Raleigh, NC generally has a listing of breed clubs and their rescue
   organizations from which you may be able to obtain a Saluki "in need
   of a good home."
   
     Saluki Club of America
     AKC Parent Breed Club
     Diana Farmer, Secretary
     http://www.salukiclub.org/
     
     American Saluki Association
     Susan Demusz, Secretary
     40311 Eureka Rd.
     Magnolia, TX 77354
     281-356-2546
     
  Rescue
  
   STOLA - Saluki Tree of Life Alliance
   http://www.stola.org/ If you are unsure about who in your area to
   contact, please e-mail Jane Taylor or Sharon Walls (e-mail addresses
   at the beginning of the FAQ). This FAQ will be updated periodically
   with new publication and club information.
     _________________________________________________________________
   
   
    Saluki FAQ
    Jane Taylor, khamsa@earthlink.net
    
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