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Saluki

a medium-sized, very fine, graceful dog with a fine, silky coat of white, cream or shades of tan or red, sometimes with black and tan, that is flat on the body, but forms slight 'feathers' on the legs, ears, tail, and sometimes thighs and shoulders. There is also a smooth variety, which has no feathering. The entire dog is long and supple, suggesting its origins as a sight-hunting, desert dog. Believed to be the oldest known breed of domesticated dog. Called also Gazelle hound, Persian greyhound.
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With this sponsorship, we hope to enhance the Saluki fan experience and embrace the traditions enjoyed by our customers and employees throughout southern Illinois.
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.
She's not speaking about runway fashion, but the annual Saluki Beauty Contest which was held in Abu Dhabi this week to find the most attractive Arabic hunting dogs.
The show is now established as a regional get-together for Saluki lovers and owners from the UAE and other GCC countries.
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.
The Salukis made five 3s in the second half, including a deep one by Kevin Dillard as the shot clock ran out to cap an 18-7 run that gave the home team its first lead since 2-0 at 53-51 with 11:55 left.
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.
One victim of the dognappers, Sheryl Steer, 44, of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, told how she had to pay a pounds 2,000 ransom to get back her snatched pedigree Saluki Phoebe.
A few months ago, a pure-bred Saluki, Asmak, who was hit with over 50 pellets, died just after surgery.
On Friday, the exciting Haddad Al Saluki Championship continued, as Arabian salukis chased a mechanical gazelle for a distance of 2 kilometres as spectators followed the race in their 4x4 vehicles.
Mixed breeds, salukis, stray cats, and abandoned house pets looking for homes were up for adoption at the hospital.
Kocco said that Salukis are an Arabian breed that are often kept for racing.