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Have you seen my Saluqi?

Saluqi Callgraphy (Taha al-Hiti 2009)

I’ve just added a short page detailingĀ saluqi, the noble Arabian hound, and some other ideas for dogs and their image in areas under the sway of Mythic Islam. Unlike Mythic Europe, where dogs are treated as valued companions, in the Mythic Levant and the Mythic Middle East the dog is considered an unclean animal and generally reviled.

The only exception to this is the Bedouin hound known as the saluqi, which is afforded high status and even allowed to sleep in the tent of its master.

The section contains the expanded statistics for saluqi that were cut from the final draft of The Cradle and the Crescent, page 104, for space reasons and some other hound variants.