Don't let the apparent delicacy of the Saluki fool you. This swift hunting breed is the royalty of sighthounds. One of the oldest known breeds, images of the Saluki appear in Egyptian tombs as early as 2100 B.C. This agile and graceful breed was born for the chase and has an almost cat-like independent mind. Despite his fragile appearance, he's got the ruggedness and endurance to chase prey over long distances of difficult terrain. Your Saluki puppy thrives on physical and mental exercise. Training may take patience and consistency because he's always ready to chase after anything that moves. This instinct also makes Salukis a great choice for dog sports like lure coursing.