The saluki is a dog originally bred in the Fertile Crescent. The saluki is classed as a sighthound and is typically deep-chested and long-legged. Salukis are sighthounds—hunting by sight—and run their quarry down to kill or retrieve it. Historically, salukis were used for hunting by nomadic tribes. Typical quarry included the gazelle, hare, fox, and jackal.