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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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Salukis, named after the Bani Saluk tribe of Yemen, belong to the sight hound family, which hunt by sight rather than smell.
The Salukis followed Blackfan's go-ahead blast with five more scores to put the game away.
Saluki, a breed which originated in China, is among the first canine breeds to be domesticated in the world and Bedouins have been using salukis to hunt for thousands of years.
A new range of pottery ware will shortly go on sale around the globe featuring the Arab world's beloved Saluki following a chance conversation between a Bahrain-based shop proprietor, Linda Jennings, the owner of two happy hounds, and a company producing a range of 'trendy' Arabic-themed products.
The saluki races were the finale of two weeks of racing, part of the HH Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan Camel Festival 2015, held every year in early February and currently in its 10th edition.
When I realized how reactive Reah was when she simply saw another dog, I didn't even consider lure coursing, although I had enjoyed the sport with my other Salukis.
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.
When Murray State (7-6) threw the ball in the strike zone, the Salukis pounded 10 extra-base hits -- five doubles, two triples and three home runs.
The pure-bred lines of the Royal Kennel were saved by Shaikha Dana Al Khalifa who registered the pure-bred Salukis since 1974 with the first FCI (World Canine Organisation) Kennel Club in the Arab world, the Kennel Club of Bahrain.
They are pedigrees like Salukis, Labradors, Terriers, Pomeranians and desert dogs," the Slovak said, adding: "There is a huge dearth of foster homes and dog shelters in the UAE.
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.
A Latvian who grew up in New York, Sidiropulo was brought into the world of salukis by Hamad Al Ghanam, who is something of a legend in the Saluki world - he has more than 1,800 salukis at his UAE stud farms.