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n. pl. sa·lu·kis
A dog of a tall slender breed developed in the Middle East for hunting fast prey, having long ears and a smooth silky coat.

[Arabic salūqī, of Saluq, an ancient city of southern Arabia.]


(Breeds) a tall breed of hound with a smooth coat and long fringes on the ears and tail. Also called: gazehound, gazelle hound, Persian greyhound or sloughi
[C19: from Arabic salūqīy of Saluq, name of an ancient Arabian city]


(səˈlu ki)

n., pl. -kis.
one of a breed of tall, slender, swift hounds raised orig. in Egypt and SW Asia, having a long, narrow head, drooping ears, and a short, silky coat with longer fringes on the ears, legs, and tail.
[1800–10; < Arabic salūqī literally, of Salūq city in Arabia]
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Noun1.saluki - old breed of tall swift keen-eyed hunting dogs resembling greyhoundsSaluki - old breed of tall swift keen-eyed hunting dogs resembling greyhounds; from Egypt and southwestern Asia
hound, hound dog - any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping ears
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Summary: New generation of Bedouins are reviving companionship with Saluki dogs
And so it was last weekend as the Saluki baseball squad ran past the visiting Northern Illinois Huskies team for a three-game sweep at Ichy Jones Field.
Salukis, the Bedouin hunting dogs, will once again put on a show of speed and stamina at the 11th edition of Saluki Championship organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC).
Chico, a Saluki crossbreed, was signed into the care of the RSPCA after he was found by the charity in a sorry state.
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Kirklees Magistrates' Court heard how the dog was set upon by a Staffordshire Bull Terrier and a Saluki cross greyhound as it was walked by its owner.
However, on this occasion it was not the star-studded Catalan football giants but a highly-trained saluki dog named after his owner's favourite team that clinched the Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed National Saluki Race.
The competitions of the first week were concluded on Saturday with the falconry contests of HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Nasser Al Khalifa Cup and HH Shaikh Abdulla bin Khalid Al Khalifa Cup, besides a qualifying race for Saluki hunting dogs (males), a shooting contest for juniors and a traditional race for Arabian horses.
HARRY is a gorgeous three-year-old Saluki cross who came into SARA's care after being found wandering the streets in an awful condition.
The final rounds to determine the top three winners for events including the Dau (local division), Hudud Al Saluki and the Hudud Al Tahaddi challenge were held Friday.
4:30am - My day starts with the preparation for the falcon and Saluki dog show.