1.3 Die Farbangaben in den Saluki-Standards

Die Farbangaben unterscheiden sich in den einander folgenden, verschiedenen Standards in einigen Punkten.

Erster Saluki-Standard von 1924 des 'Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club':
Farbe: Weiß, creme, rehfarben (fawn), gold, rot, grizzle und tan, dreifarbig (weiß, schwarz und tan) und black&tan

Rassekennzeichen aus Umlauf, Windhunde von 1968
Farbe: Champagnerfarbig, beige, rotbraun, havannafarbig, graugefleckt, schwarz, weiß, sandfarbig, heller. Grau oder Schwarz mit black and tan am Kopf, Gliedmaßen und Bauch ist die verbreiteste Farbe.

Rassekennzeichen aus 10 000 und 75 Jahre Hetzhunde/Windhunde von 1968
Farbe: Mit Ausnahme von reinem Schwarz und reinem Weiß sowie Gestromt sind alle Farben gestattet, somit also auch Scheckung, Tricolor, Black-and-Tan, Graublau mit heller Verbrämung, rehbraun und rot mit schwarzer Maske und schwarzer Umrandung der Ohren.

Saluki-Standard 269a vom 28.12.1971:
Weiß, Creme, rehbraun, golden, rot, grau mit gelb oder braun, dreifarbig (weiß, schwarz und gelb oder brand) sowie schwarz mit gelb oder brand oder Variationen von diesen Farben.

FCI-Standard Nr 269 / 02. 02. 2001 / D
Farben: Alle Farben oder Farbkombinationen sind zulässig. Brindle ist unerwünscht.

Anhang: Saluki-Standards

Standard of Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club, 1924
Head - Long and narrow, skull moderately wide between ears not domed, stop not pronounced, the whole showing great quality. Nose black or liver.
Ears - Long and covered with long silky hair hanging close to the skull, and mobile
Eyes - Dark to hazel and bright, large an oval, but not prominent
Teeth - Strong and level
Neck - Long, supple and well muscled
Chest - Deep and moderately narrow
Frontquarters - Shoulders sloping and set well back, well muscled without being coarse
Forelegs - Straight and long from the elbow to the knee
Hindquarters - Strong, hip bones set wide apart, and stifle moderately bent, hocks low to the ground, showing galloping and jumping power
Loin and Back - Back fairly broad, muscles slightly arched over the loin
Feet - Of moderate length, toes long, and well arched, not splayed out, but at the same time not cat-footed; the whole being strong and supple and well feathered
between the toes
Tail - Long, set on low and carried naturally in a curve, well feathered on the underside with long silky hair, not bushy
Coat - Smooth and of a soft silky texture, slight feather on the legs, feather at the back of the thighs, and sometimes with slight wooly feather on thigh and shoulders
Colours - White, cream, fawn, golden, red, grizzle and tan, tricolour (white, black and tan) and black and tan

General Appearance - The whole appearance of this breed should give an impression of grace and symmetry and of great speed and endurance coupled with strength and
acticity to enable it to kill gazelle or other quarry over deep sand of rocky
mountain. The expression should be dignified and gentle, with deep, faithful, far-seeing eyes. Dogs should average in height from 23 to 28 inches, and the
bitches may be conciderably smaller, this being typical of the breed.

The smooth Variety - In this variety the points shkould be the same with the exception of the coat, which has no feathering

Zum Vergleich sei zu lesen, wie die Araber ihre Salukis beurteilten (nach Hutchinson's Dog Encyclopaedia):

Chest - This must be deep and strong
Head - There should be two fingers' width across the top of the head between the ears.
There should be plenty of loose skin in the cheek. Ears should be long and finely
Forelegs - Elbows should be difficult to press together. Wrists should be small, and paws point forward at a small angle.
Loins - should be very narrow. There should be a width of three or four finger between the two hip bones on the top of the back; adeep hollow between these bones is thought very good.
Back Legs - Hock must be very pronounced and the lower the better
Rear Paws - There should be a pronounced flatness here showing easy quick turning at speed
Tail - Feathering must be fine and regular. The tail when pulled down between the legs and round up the back should reach in the point beween the hip bones

General - The main slope of the body should be from tail to shoulder, giving an impression of speed, the hindquarters being higher than the shoulders. An arched back with spine showing is considered a sign of speed