Saluki, gazelle hound(noun)
old breed of tall swift keen-eyed hunting dogs resembling greyhounds; from Egypt and southwestern Asia
An ancient sighthound breed of dog with a silky coat originating in the Middle East, once sacred to the Egyptians
Origin: Likely derived from Σελεύκεια, the name of the Hellenistic Seleucid Empire.
The Saluki, also known as the Persian Greyhound and Royal Dog of Egypt is one of the oldest known breeds of domesticated dog. There are petroglyphs and rock arts in Golpaygan and Khomein in central Iran that shows saluki-like hounds and falcons accompanying hunters chasing preys. Also on the potteries found in Susa, Iran are images of saluki-like hounds chasing ibex or lying next to pools. and from the period of the Middle Kingdom onwards, Saluki-like animals appear on the ancient Egyptian tombs of 2134 BCE. They have connections to the Avesta, Bible, Koran and Imperial China. Modern breeding in the west began in 1895 when Florence Amherst imported a breeding pair of Salukis from Lower Egypt and began working to popularize the breed. The first registered Salukis in the western studbook were Cyrus and Slongha Peri imported from Iran and registered with the DWZRV. DWZRV also records the first litter in 1922. Salukis were recognized by The Kennel Club in 1923, and by the American Kennel Club in 1929. The breed is also the mascot of Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
The numerical value of saluki in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of saluki in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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