SALUKI STANDARD

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General Appearance The whole appearance of this breed should give an impression of grace and symmetry and of great speed and endurance coupled with strength and activity to enable it to kill gazelle or other quarry over deep sand or rocky mountain. The expression should be dignified and gentle with deep, faithful, farseeing eyes. The whole appearance of this breed should give an impression of grace and symmetry and of great speed and endurance coupled with strength and activity to enable it to kill gazelle or other quarry over deep sand or rocky mountains. The expression should be dignified and gentle with deep, faithful, far-seeing eyes. Dogs should average in height from 23 to 28 inches and bitches may be considerably smaller, this being very typical of the breed. Gives impression of grace, symmetry and of great speed and endurance, coupled with strength and activity. The whole appearance of this breed should give an impression of grace and symmetry and of great speed and endurance coupled with strength and activity. Smooth variety : the points should be the same with the exception of the coat which has no feathering. Important proportions; The length of the body (from point of shoulder to point of buttock) is approximately equal to the height at the withers, although the dog often gives the impression of being longer than he really is.
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Characteristics Not detailed. - Great variation in type due to wide geographical area of origin. There are both feathered and smooth varieties. The expression should be dignified and gentle with faithful far-seeing eyes. Light flowing movement. -
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Temperament Not detailed. - Reserved with strangers but not nervous or aggressive. Dignified, intelligent and independent. Reserved with strangers, but not nervous or aggressive. Dignified, intelligent and independent.
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Head And Skull Head long and narrow; skull moderately wide between ears, not domed, the stop not pronounced, the whole showing great quality. Nose black or liver. Long and narrow, skull moderately wide between the ears, not domed, stop not pronounced, the whole showing great quality. Nose black or liver. Head long and narrow, skull moderately wide between ears, not domed, stop not pronounced, whole showing great quality. Nose black or liver. Long and narrow, the whole showing nobility. Skull moderately wide between ears, not domed. Stop not pronounced. Nose black or liver brown.
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Eyes Dark to hazel and bright, large and oval, but not prominent. Dark to hazel and bright; large and oval, but not prominent. Dark to hazel, bright, large and oval, not prominent. Dark to hazel and bright, large and oval, but not prominent. The expression should be dignified and gentle with faithful and far-seeing eyes.
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Ears Long and mobile, covered with long silky hair; hanging close to the skull Long and covered with long silky hair hanging close to the skull and mobile. Long and mobile, not too low set, covered with long silky hair, hanging close to skull. Bottom tip of leather reaches to corner of mouth when brought forward. Provided ear is covered with silky hair which may grow only from top half, the standard is complied with but longer hair also correct. Long and covered with long silky hair, set on high, mobile, hanging close to the skull.
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Mouth Teeth strong and level Teeth strong and level. Teeth and jaws strong with a perfect, regular and complete scissor, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws. Teeth and jaws are strong with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite.
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Neck Long, supple and well muscled. Long, supple and well muscled. Long, supple and well muscled. Long, supple and well muscled.
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Chest Deep and moderately narrow. Deep and moderately narrow. - Deep, long and moderately narrow.
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Forequarters Shoulders sloping and set well back, well muscled without being coarse. The forelegs straight and long from the elbow to the knee. Shoulders sloping and set well back, well muscled without being coarse. Forelegs Straight and long from the elbow to the knee. Shoulders sloping and set well back, well muscled without being coarse. Chest deep and moderately narrow, when viewed from front not an inverted V. Forelegs straight and long from elbow to wrist. Pasterns strong and slightly sloping. Not round boned. Humerus sloping slightly backwards. Shoulders: Well laid back, well muscled without being coarse. Upper arm: Approximately equal in length to the shoulder blade and forming a good angle with it. Forearm: Long and straight from elbow to wrist. Pasterns: Strong and flexible, slightly sloping.
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Body Back fairly broad, muscles slightly arched over the loin. Back fairly broad, muscles slightly arched over loin. Back fairly broad, muscles slightly arched over loin, but never roached backed. Brisket long and deep, not barrel-ribbed or slab-sided, with good cut up. Sufficient length of loin important. Back: Fairly broad. Loin: Slightly arched and well muscled. Croup: Hipbones set wide apart. Neither barrel ribbed nor slab sided. Underline: Well tucked up.
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Hindquarters Strong, hip bones set wide apart, and stifle moderately bent, hocks low to the ground, showing galloping and jumping power. Strong, hipbones set well apart and stifle moderately bent, hocks low to the ground, showing galloping and jumping power. Strong hip bones set wide apart. Stifle moderately bent with well developed first and second thigh. Hocks low to ground. Strong, showing galloping and jumping power. Upper and lower thighs: Well developed. Stifle: Moderately bent. Hocks: Well let down.
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Feet Of moderate length, toes long, and well arched, not splayed out, but at the same time not cat footed; the whole being strong and supple and well feathered between the toes. Of moderate length, toes long and well arched, not splayed out, but at the same time not cat-footed; the whole being strong and supple and well feathered between the toes. Strong, supple, of moderate length, toes long and well arched, not splayed out, but at the same time not cat footed. Feathered between the toes (except the smooth variety). Front feet may point outwards at a very slight angle when standing. Of moderate length, toes long and well arched, not splayed, but at the same time not cat-footed; the whole being strong and supple; feathered between the toes.
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Tail Long, set on low and carried naturally in a curve, well feathered on the underside with long silky hair, not bushy. Long, set on low and carried naturally in a curve, well feathered on the underside with long silky hair, not bushy. Set on low from long and gently sloping pelvis. Carried naturally in curve. Well feathered on underside but not bushy. In adults not carried above line of back except in play. Tip reaching to hock. Long, set on low and carried naturally in a curve, well feathered on the underside with long silky hair, not bushy. In adults not carried above the topline except in play. Tip reaching at least to the point of hock.
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Gait/Movement Not detailed. - Smooth, flowing and effortless. Light and lifting, showing both reach and drive without hackney action or pounding. Smooth, flowing and effortless at trot. Light and lifting showing both reach and drive without hackney action or pounding.
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Coat Smooth and of a soft silky texture; slight feather on the legs; feather at the back of the thighs; sometimes with slight woolly feather on thigh and shoulders. (In the Smooth variety the points should be the same with the exception of the coat which has no feathering.) Smooth and of a soft silky texture, slight feather on the legs, feather at the back of the thighs and sometimes with slight woolly feather on the thigh and shoulder. Smooth and of soft silky texture, feathering on legs and back of thighs, puppies may have slight woolly feathering on thighs and shoulders. Feathering may occur on throat. In the smooth variety the coat is the same but without feathering. Smooth and of a soft, silky texture, feathering on the legs and at the back of thighs, feathering may be present on the throat in adults, puppies may have slight woolly feather on thighs and shoulders. The smooth variety has no feathering.
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Colour White, cream, fawn, golden, red, grizzle and tan, tricolour (white, black and tan) and black and tan, or variations of these colours. White, cream, fawn, golden, red, grizzle and tan, tricolor (white, black and tan) and black and tan. Any colour or combination of colours permissible, other than brindle or blue, which are highly undesirable. Any colour or combination of colours is permissible. Brindles are undesirable.
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Sizes Height: Dogs 58-71 cms (23-28 ins). Bitches proportionately smaller. Dogs should average in height from 23 to 28 inches and bitches may be considerably smaller, this being very typical of the breed. Dogs: 58-71 cms (23-28 ins) at shoulders; Bitches: proportionately smaller. Height at withers: Average between 58 - 71 cm (23-28 inches) bitches proportionally smaller.
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Faults Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog. - Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog and on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work. Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog. Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
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Notes Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum. - Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum. Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.
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The Smooth Variety - In this variety the points should be the same with the exception of the coat, which has no feathering. - -