Canis lupus f.
Also known as “Arabian hound,” the saluki is a domestic dog closely related to the gray wolf. Dogs were the first animals to be domesticated around 13,000 years ago. The saluki is one of the oldest dog breeds, started over 10,000 years ago in the Middle East. It is highly valued by Bedouins for its speed, eyesight, grace, and pride. It is allowed inside tents and traded mostly as gifts. Used for hunting, it can spot a moving prey from long distances and chase it at up to 55 km/h. Bred in different colors to blend with different desert surroundings.
Very active. Requires open space. Often hunts and brings the catch to its master on its own.
Domesticated. Used traditionally for hunting.