Saluki
Breed Standard
AKC
Head
Long and narrow, skull moderately wide between the ears, not
domed, stop not pronounced, the whole showing great quality.

Nose
black or liver. Ears Long and covered with long silky hair
hanging close to the skull and mobile.
Eyes Dark to hazel and
bright; large and oval, but not prominent.
Teeth Strong and level.
Saluki
Hound Group
Neck:  Long, supple and well muscled.

Chest: Deep and moderately narrow.

Forequarters: Shoulders sloping and set well back, well muscled without being coarse.
Forelegs:
Straight and long from the elbow to the knee.

Hindquarters: Strong, hipbones set well apart and stifle moderately bent, hocks low to the
ground, showing galloping and jumping power.

Loin and Back: Back fairly broad, muscles slightly arched over loin.

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.

Tail: Long, set on low and carried naturally in a curve, well feathered on the underside with
long silky hair, not bushy.

Coat: 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.  May also be
smooth without feathering.

Colors: White, cream, fawn, golden, red, grizzle and tan, tricolor (white, black and tan) and
black and tan.

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 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.