The Saluki has been man's best friend since antiquity. Its noble heritage and striking appearance will run you around $2,500.
Saluki dogs speed up during their race at the racetrack in Siek, northern Germany, on Sunday, July 31, 2005. Salukis, also called Parsian race dogs, are able to reach speeds up to 60 kph (about 37 miles per hour) on the 480 meters race track. (AP Photo/Fabian Bimmer)