"Singing" Hound is World's Oldest Dog Breed

Salukis — also known as gazelle hounds, are unusual in many ways. You may know them by sight but not by their breed name as they are not as in demand as some other well-known dog breeds.

Lean and graceful, the Saluki has an often described regal appearance, with a long, narrow face, a thoughtful gaze and distinctive ears feathered with fur that sometimes grows quite long.

Bred by ancient Egyptians to be hunting companions, the Saluki has been identified through DNA analysis as one of the earliest dog breeds descended from wolves.

Through very careful breeding and nurturing, the Saluki has survived the test of time.

As with any pet, be sure to regularly consult a veterinarian for routine care and medical advice for your four-legged friend.