The saluki is a rather healthy breed. The average duration of life is high and it's not unusual that salukis get 10-14 years of age. Besides most of them are active in an old age provided that they get enough exercise - both physically and mentally.
The saluki loves to run and rather fast! For that reason it's preferable that he frequently finds outlet for his need to run. Participating in lure coursing is an excellent kind of exercise for the saluki.
The saluki is a quiet and friendly family dog
inside the house. Outside he is brisk and playful. He's a sensitive and reserved dog who knows "his own". As a youngster he can be very active and sometimes very imaginative. A saluki won't walk at your heels begging for attention all the time, but lies quietly
and relaxes untill something exiting happens. He is very attached to his family and especially the person who takes care of him.
The saluki can be very affectionate towards his friends but is not ingratiating and doesn't like
anyone to force themselves on to him.
The apparently quiet family dog often turns into an efficient hunter when he catches sight of for instance a cat or a deer outside. You have to be aware of that hunting instinct if you let him run unleashed
and it's important to train him to come when called upon.