Cassie: What is the difference between Saluki, Greyhound, Borzoi, and Whippet?
Answer by Dana M
Greyhounds are the oldest of these sighthounds. Their origins date back to 3000bc. They like Salukis came from the Middle East and were used to hunt hares. Greyhounds are heavy dogs weighing up to 70lbs in the show ring, racers are smaller and lighter. They are up to 30 inches in height, but most you see come off the dog track and they are not that tall.
Whippets that came along in the 1800s for racing, and are the smallest of the dog breeds mentioned weighing less than 30lbs and about 20 inches in height.
and were bred for the tzar to hunt wolves. They are the largest and heaviest dog breed listed. They are can reach 31 inches and weight over 100 lbs. My neighbors had 3 Borzois. They were magnificent looking dogs, with all that long flowing hair. We used to compare them to the breck commercial where the woman runs down the beach with her hair swinging and flowing about her.
Answer by Marisa
They come from different parts of the world. They have different coats and colors.
Saluki – Persian with a rough short coat.
Greyhound – English with a smooth short coat.
Whippet – European with a smooth short coat.
They’re all originally bred for hunting and the Greyhound and Whippet have recently become heavily involved in racing.
Answer by ℬlue✿ℬird
Their size and fur type really...
This is a Saluki : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saluki
This is a Greyhound: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greyhound
This is a Borzoi: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greyhound
This is a Whippet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whippet
Hope this helped! :-)
Answer by Sisyphus
Besides their entirely different sizes, conformation & temperaments? USES? Thousands of years of SELECTIVE BREEDING & CULLING.
“wiki” is NOT research.
Reading the official BREED STANDARDS is!
Answer by PriyatD
The Borzoi official breed standard says that the Borzoi was originally bred for the coursing of wild game on more or less open terrain, relying on sight rather than scent. To accomplish this purpose, the Borzoi needed particular structural qualities to chase, catch and hold his quarry.
Special emphasis is placed on sound running gear, strong neck, and jaws, courage and agility, combined with proper condition. The Borzoi should always possess unmistakable elegance, with flowing lines, graceful in motion or repose. Males, masculine without coarseness; bitches, feminine and refined.
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