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The Complete Saluki Hardcover – Aug 1999


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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Ringpress Books Ltd; 2nd Revised edition edition (Aug. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 186054195X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1860541957
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 19.3 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,511,415 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Known as the greyhound of the desert, the Saluki is among the oldest of domesticated dogs. The Arabs prized them highly and they were used as hunting dogs. The Complete Saluki, new edition, provides invaluable information on this rare breed.'

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The Saluki, the greyhound of the desert, is one of the oldest breeds of domestic dogs. The Arabs believed they were a sacred gift from Allah and called the Saluki El Hor, the noble one. Salukis were used for hunting and they were so highly prized that they were kept separate from the ordinary 'unclean' dogs and were allowed to share their masters' tents. The beautiful 'Gazelle Hound' has remained remarkably true to its original type, and in this highly comprehensive book of the breed, Diana and Ken Allan trace its history from its desert origins to the show ring and the coursing field. They highlight all aspects of this versatile breed, and give invaluable information on breeding, choosing a puppy and general care. There is an indepth analysis of the Breed Standard, plus tips for exhibiting the Saluki in the show ring. For the specialist, there is detailed information on breeding a litter. The Complete Saluki, which has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by the Dog Writers Association of America, is a must for the pet owner, the showgoer, and the sportsman.

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The true origin of this beautiful breed of Arabian hunting hound is lost in the mists of time and the shifting sands of the desert; even the source of the name 'Saluki' is a mystery. Read the first page
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 27 Sept. 2001
Format: Hardcover
This book contains a full source of information
about this wonderful hound.
The reader learns about the history, choosing and raising a pup,about showing and coursing, and it does not stop at that.
Beautyful pictures, a fully explained standard of the breed, information on breeding and even how to raise an orphaned litter is what you get.
Before you even consider to own a Saluki
do buy this book. It is really worth it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mvonsaatz on 28 April 2005
Format: Hardcover
Packed with excellent photos and worth the money for that alone. Also much useful information regarding temperament, breeding, showing etc. That said, there seems to be an assumption tht dog owners tend to breed and show. (It does make the very important point that Salukis are not like other dogs - for better or worse depending on what you expect!)
Much of the information, though, is contradicted in one or more other books and much that is stated as fact is probably more like myth, or simply debatable.
As a "complete" book of the Saluki then - 0/10 but I don't have a better one for beautiful photos of these gorgeous dogs so get something else to learn about them and get this to look at!
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Very basic, a bit disappointing. A brief overview and some general information that could be applied to any breed, in other words for general interest.
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