Saluki Poodle Mix

Saluki Poodle Mix

The Saluki Poodle Mix is a mixed breed dog resulting from breeding the Saluki and the Poodle. This obviously could make for a very high energy dog with a very high prey drive. The Saluki is a very rare breed in and of itself. We will examine some common questions about the different Saluki Poodle mixes below. Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful Saluki Poodle Mix. Note that this hybrid can consist of the brindle or other iterations.

Saluki Poodle Mix
Saluki Poodle Mix

While we really recommend that you acquire all animals through a rescue, we understand that some people might go through a breeder to get their Saluki Poodle Mix puppy. That is, if they have any Saluki Poodle Mix puppies for sale.

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Saluki Poodle Mix History

All hybrid or designer dogs are tough to get a good read on as there isn’t much history to them. Breeding specific dogs like this has become common in the last twenty years or so even though I am sure that this mixed breed found it’s share of dogs to the shelter due to accidental breeding. We will take a closer look at the history of both parent breeds below. If you are looking at breeders for new, designer dogs please beware of Puppy Mills. These are places that mass produce puppies, specifically for profit and don’t care at all about the dogs. Please sign our petition to stop puppy mills.

Saluki History

The Saluki, also known as Persian Greyhound is a dog originally bred in the Middle East. Like all dogs that hail from this region, they are an extremely old dog breed. There are paintings of these dogs and greyhounds (which they closely resemble) that hail back over 6,000 years. The Saluki was not brought into England until 1840 and it did not make its way to the United States until later.

Poodle History

The Poodle originally came from Germany, just like the Rottweiler. So, this is a German sucker. They were initially bred for collecting waterfowl for hunters. They are known for being extremely intelligent as well as very good swimmers. Their funky haircuts came about to make them more buoyant in the water. While there are three sizes of Poodle they are not individual breeds just small Poodles bred to get small Saluki Poodles. They are hypo-allergenic so are good for families with allergies and are highly intelligent and eager to please which means they are good at training and learning. They are loyal and good natured dogs but highly energetic so need a lot of stimulation and exercise.

Saluki Poodle Mix size and Weight


  • Height: 18-24 inches at the shoulder
  • Weight: 45 – 70 lb.
  • Lifespan: 8 -15 years


  • Height: 20 – 27 inches at the shoulder
  • Weight: 40 – 60 lb.
  • Lifespan: 12 – 14 years

Saluki Poodle Mix Personality

This is an easy to love and extremely friendly dog. This should make a very friendly, family oriented dog. It could obviously be a very high energy and hyper dog with a very strong prey drive. They should get along well with other animals if exposed and socialized properly as well. They are somewhat capable of independence, or alone time when the house is noisy or full. She responds well to positive reinforcement, like all dogs. She should be Bostonher affectionate and enjoy spending lots of time with you. This is not a dog for a low energy couch potato.

Saluki Poodle Mix health

All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems as all breeds are susceptible to some things more than others. However, the one positive thing about getting a puppy is that you can avoid this as much as possible. A breeder should absolutely offer a health guarantee on puppies. If they won’t do this, then look no more and don’t consider that breeder at all. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about health problems in the breed and the incidence with which they occur. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition.

The Saluki Poodle mix might be prone to: Eye problems, Von Willebrands, epilepsy, hypothyroidism, Legg-Calve-Perthes, patellar luxation, Cryptorchidism, PSS, Addisons, Cushings, Hip dysplasia, allergies, skin problems

Note that these are just common problems in both breeds.

What are the grooming requirements?

The Saluki Poodle mix should be a higher maintenance dog. The Saluki is not an aggressive shedder. Be prepared to brush them a few times a week. Either way, get ready to invest in a good vacuum if you want to keep your floors clean! Give them baths as needed, but not so much that you dry out their skin. Never tie your dog up outside – that is inhumane and not fair to him.

How active are Saluki Poodle mix?

Like all dogs they will do better if they get plenty of exercise. This should be a rather high energy dog that will need regular exercise. Plan on exercising them daily to keep their energy level down. He might be bouncing off the walls so get ready. A tired dog is a good dog. Never tie your dog up outside – that is inhumane and not fair to him.

How easy are Saluki Poodle mix to train?

Though intelligent, it might be stubborn and demanding. It will need a strong, firm handler that is consistent and won’t let this dog take advantage of them. All dogs respond best to positive reinforcement. So make sure to praise her when she does well. She is an intelligent dog who loves to please, and loves a physical challenge. The more exercise she gets the easier she will be to train. Proper socialization is imperative to all dogs and puppies. Make sure to take her to the park and doggy day care to get her around as many people and dogs as possible.

Diet and Nutrition

A lot of times diet is done on a per-dog basis. Each one is unique and has different dietary requirements. Most dogs in the U.S. are overweight. A mix like this one that is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia should really be on fish oil and glucosamine and chondroitin supplements as soon as possible.

Overfeeding any dog is not a good idea as that can really exacerbate health problems such as elbow and hip dysplasia.

A good diet to look into is Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background.

Related Questions

Can Poodles Tolerate Hot Weather? Can Salukis Tolerate Hot Weather?

Poodles can tolerate hot weather.

Salukis can tolerate hot weather as long as the weather is not too hot.

Is the Poodle Better for Apartment Owners than the Saluki?

Poodles adapt very well to apartment living.

Salukis do not adapt well to apartment living.

Which is Better for New Dog Owners, the Poodle or the Saluki?

Poodles are very good for new dog owners.

Salukis are not the best dogs for new dog owners.

Do Poodles Bark and Howl? What about Salukis?

Poodles are not very vocal. They do not tend to bark and howl.

Salukis are not very vocal. They do not tend to bark and howl.

Can Poodles Tolerate Cold Weather? And can Salukis Tolerate Cold Weather?

Poodles can moderately tolerate cold weather.

Salukis cannot tolerate cold weather. They are vulnerable to the cold.

Does the Poodle Have a Higher Prey Drive than the Saluki?

Poodles have a very low prey drive. This means they get won`t chase after smaller pets. They tend to get along well with other pets.

Salukis have a high prey drive. They have the tendency to chase after smaller animals and pets. They do not get along well with other pets.

How Kid-friendly are Poodles and Salukis?

Poodles get along well with kids. They are kid-friendly.

Salukis get along well with kids. They are kid-friendly.

Edward Hollon is an avid dog lover and writer, knowing all there is to know about our furry friends. Edward has been writing for petdii for three years now, wanting to use her knowledge for good and share everything she can with new dog owners. Edward has two dogs herself - a German shepherd called Banjo and a chocolate labrador called Buttons. Edward knows more than anyone how adjusting to new life with a puppy can turn your life upside down, and she wants to ease some of the burdens through her articles.