Saluki: How Much?
The Saluki is possibly the oldest domesticated dog in the world. This ancient breed appears on the walls of Egyptian tombs dating back to 2100 B.C. and may have been mentioned in the Bible. They have been in the homes of nobles from the Middle East to the United Kingdom. Surely such heritage comes with a price?
A pure bred Saluki, estimated to be 5 to 6 years old, stands in an enclosure at the San Diego County Animal Shelter, where his owner is being sought by personnel Tuesday, June 23, 2009 in San Diego. Animal Services traced the dog's microchip and learned it had been sold to the U.S. Military Training Mission headquartered in Riyadh, according to Lt. Dan DeSousa of San Diego County's Animal Services department. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)