The Saluki is a dog of antiquity and can be
traced back thousands of years. It is the hunting dog of
the Bedouin and is still present in the Arabian States. Soldiers
returning from postings in this area brought the Saluki to
the United Kingdom and, in 1923, the first Club was formed
for the breed, The Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club. The members
main objective was and still is to maintain and preserve
the breed in its
original form. This objective is the mantra of Ruweis.
Yes, there are Ruweis salukis that are
show champions, lure coursing champions and, in the past
(pre-the ban on hunting
with dogs) Ruweis have produced top hunting dogs but what
is expected above all else of Ruweis owners is that they
want a saluki to be a much loved member of their family.