Saluki Breed Maintenance
The smooth and silky coat of the Saluki is easy to groom; just a simple brushing to ensure their longer hair doesn’t mat is enough. Grooming is a good time to remove any debris clinging to the coat. The Saluki is a very fastidious animal, and it pays a lot of attention to grooming itself. A bath when necessary is advised, but they do keep themselves very clean. It is a good idea to have a Saluki professionally groomed a few times each year which maintains its elegant coat. It is important to routinely check the dog’s ears for wax buildup or foreign objects such as grass seeds that can embed in the ear. The Saluki is an athletic dog and as such, needs a lot of room to run around. They love to run (and chase small fluffy animals) so beware when neighborhood cats visit. They should only be allowed to run free in a secured area because of their high prey drive, which could see them disappearing down the road without you. In fact, more of these fine animals are killed by cars than they are by disease. They have no road sense once they sight prey and are extremely fast. Saluki puppies should not be over-exercised because of their developing joints and bones, which includes limiting climbing stairs or jumping from heights.