... the Saluki
The Saluki is a breed of dog that is a member of the
sighthound family, that is, hounds that hunt by sight rather than
This is one of the oldest dog breeds known, and originally came from the Middle East, where it was used (and is still used to some extent) by the Bedouins for hunting hare and gazelle.
They may appear reserved and uninterested. They learn quickly but can get bored with repetition, so training sessions should be short and varied. Salukis need regular exercise, but behave quietly indoors.
Salukis are healthy dogs and have a fairly long life span, living an average of 12-13 years.
... Allah's Gift
This breed, the royal dog of Egypt, is thought by the Muslims as
a sacred gift of Allah. A saluki could never be sold - they could
only be given as a gift of friendship or homage.
So the name of this fanlisting makes sense after all ;)
Salukis with a patch of white in the middle of the forehead are thought by Bedouin tribes to have "the kiss of Allah" and are regarded as special.