Saluki or afghan dog?

This post is for you who never had a saluki and are waiting for one now or who just want to learn more about the breed. Below you can see a picture of Oonah when she was around 6 months.

One interesting and at the same time funny thing was that at this point in her development she had so much puppy-fur that she was looking more like an afghan puppy than like a saluki puppy. This is how most feathered salukis look like at that age but it can be somewhat confusing for a first-time saluki owner. It for sure was confusing for me. I wondered if she would ever look as nice as her mother or her father do.

The most important thing to remember is that you should not try to remove this puppy-fur. It will fall off by itself, you just have to have patience.

Oonah 6 months old on the picture

About jumping

If you never had a privilege to be owned by a saluki and you are on the way to be that, then you probably want to know that they can jump high. Very high. That is why you should have a fence that is at least 1,80 meters high. Some individuals don’t bother to jump over fences even if they are only 60 cm high. Some do their best to jump over fences no matter how high they are. We are privileged with saluki that is not jumping over fences at all. This makes it easier for us to let her run free in areas that don’t have “saluki safe” fence.

However we did notice that our girl like jumping long, fly-like jumps just as she does in the video below.


From time to time I get a question about how children-friendly salukis are. I can’t talk for the breed in general but I can tell you that Oonah is one of my girls (Saga’s) best friend. They simply love eachother. Where Saga goes Oonah follows. So even if Saluki is one very independent breed there is not a thing that Oonah would not do for Saga. So if we assume that Oonah is one typical saluki then we can say that they are children-friendly.

Resting at my parents’ home.
Cuddling at our place.
Waiting for a dinner.

Colour test results

Today I received the analysis of Oonah’s sample in regards to the E-locus. Her colour is Eg/e at/ay, which is a bit unexpected as the Eg locus (grizzle) most probably comes from five generations back on her father’s side (red marked dogs in the picture below were grizzles).

How will this be reflected in the colour of Oonah’s and Chili’s puppies?

After talking with some people I now believe that Chili’s monther is not a grizzle but a red sable. This leaves me with not knowing anything at all about Chili’s colour code. As so the only thing I can be sure of is that the colour of the puppies could be creme and red and all shade of these.