Thank you Needy? If you mean, they need a lot of attention and effort - only for running, as I heard they're wonderful at home. Unfriendly? Never They have to trust you, to get crazy when they see you, but I have never seen an unfriendly one (one afraid of people, but she was afraid of everything...). Sensitive? Yeah, they're sighthounds, but salukis are strong as hell...
Ah, maybe it's just the one's I've encountered? My mum's friend runs with her saluki (named Slinky), and he's incredibly wary, and shies away from strangers and will even show mild aggression if they get too close. I have an ex racing greyhound, and it's bizarre how different they are for dogs who look so similar (:
I met dozens salukis so far. If they are raised properly, they are just like Amir (this sweet buddy: [link]) - happy, playful and friendly, putting their noses everywhere I met him only three times, but every single time he greeted me like we've been friends forever. He's a friendly pup that will become a great dog in future. Even his sister, Allure (this one: [link]), that is a little shy girl, is never aggressive. She just doesn't like being pet by strangers. I met a greyhound on last dog show I went to. But it was the only grey I have ever met, so I can't tell you how I see the difference between these two breeds.
Aww well that sounds sweet I'd say the main differences in temperament are their willingness to be stroked by strangers, the way they act with other dogs and the way they see you. Both breeds are very 'cat-like', though greyhounds are much more human friendly, and all round social doggies And I suppose in physical abilities they're pretty similar, except the fact that the saluki could run for several hours longer than a grey!
Oh yes, I usually have to sit around salukis for some time to get their attention more to just stroke them by myself But this is what I like about these dogs, I don't think it's a bad feature. And, well, first thing that greyhound did was putting the head under my hand, and then the back <lol> Both breeds I great though! I don't like whippets that much. They were supposed to be little version of greyhound, but big ones are better
I can completely see how it's not a bad thing.. I think it seems more natural behaviour of a creature descended from wolves Ah yes, that sounds about right! They love attention, mine leans; She'll rest her body up against your legs, but at a sharp angle, so that when you move away she falls over! Same here, I know plenty of people who have them, but I think they're a bit, well, boring. Not nearly as talented as the original version <3