Saluki was always my dream. Not only because he is so beautiful – just living act of arts- but also because I learned how clever he is, how easy is to come into contact with this fascinating animal. Animal that love to be free and understood. So I wanted to know him and share my life with. For a long time I couldn’t realize my dream. When it became possible I did pass a lot of time with my computer and was looking for my” Saluki. This way I fall in love with French breeding Al Firdous belonging to Shera Chuat – very knowing person in the matter and true “guru” for Salukis.
Luckily she trusted me (not frequent in Saluki World) and I could make my choice: that was silver grizzle female Ghunya Raija Al Firdous. It turned out very soon that my choice is Saluki smooth, it means short haired Saluki without “feathers” on earths and tail. She is beautiful, charming, exceptionally clever, with expressive character and….she does not like cold. Is talented runner, smart and hard hunter.
Soon after we decided to buy another Saluki – for joy all of us, Ghunya included. And so Gharib Sadaf Al Firdous came to our home – Saluki feathered this time, dark grey grizzle with white. We are very happy with our two beautiful and clever Saluki.
Once more we would like to say how grateful we feel to SHERA for these wonderful two Saluki, making our life happier.
Some words about smooth
They are bred actually at all continents, as a “desert type saluki” (feathered as a mountain type). Both type are bred simultaneously in the kennels, that advertise this fact (in Europe f.i. Sawahin, Al Firdous and o.) Selecting and assorting knowingly the breeding parental couples one can get both types in the same litter. The standard is the same for both types (the difference is mention in “coat”), so they are shown together. The knowing judge doesn’t favor the feathers – our Ghunya few times won BOB on big shows.
If you want to breed smooth, you should attentively read an article of Dagmar Hintzenberg-Freisleben “The short-haired Saluki Facts and Findings" in English on webs of Sawahin kennel and in German in Unsere Windhunde DWZRV 2004/04.