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   GROUP                                          Saluki Group 4 (Hounds)
   HISTORY                                       Per History page
   GENERAL APPEARANCE               The whole appearance of this breed should give an impression of grace and symmetry and of great speed and endurance coupled with strength and activity to enable it to kill gazelle or other quarry over deep sand or rocky mountains. The expression should be dignified and gentle with deep, faithfully, farseeing eyes.
   CHARACTERISTICS                        (Not detailed)
   TEMPERMENT                                (Not detailed)
   HEAD AND SKULL                          Head long and narrow; skull moderately wide between ears, not domed, the stop not pronounced, the whole showing great quality. Nose black or liver.
   EYES                                               Dark to Hazel and bright, large and oval, but not prominent
   EARS                                               Long and mobile, covered with long silky hair, hanging close to the skull.
   MOUTH                                            Teeth strong and level.
   NECK                                               Long, supple and well muscled.
   FOREQUARTERS                              Shoulders sloping and set well back, well muscled without being coarse.  The chest deep and moderately narrow.  The forelegs straight and long from elbow to the knee.
   BODY                                                Back fairly broad, muscles slightly arched over the loin.
   HINDQUARTERS                              Strong, hip bones set wide apart, and stifle moderately bent, hocks low to the ground, showing galloping and jumping power.
   FEET                                                 Of moderate length, toes long, well arched, not splayed out, but at the same time not cat footed; the whole being strong and supple and well feathered between the toes.
   TAIL                                                  Long, set low and carried naturally in a curve, well feathered on the underside with long silky hair, not bushy.
   GAIT/MOVEMENT                             (Not detailed)
   COAT                                                Smooth and of a soft silky texture; slight feather on the legs; feather at the back of the thighs; sometimes with slight woolly feather on the thigh and shoulder. (In the smoothvariety the points should be the same with the exception of the coat which has NO feathering)
   COLOUR                                  White,cream,golden,fawn,red,grizzle and tan, tricolour (white, black and tan) and black and tan, or variations of these colours.
   SIZES                                                Height:   Dogs 58-71cms  (23-28ins) Bitches proportionately smaller.

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