We have another breed in the Sighthound Project! This session was the Salukis, two older boys. Like Dahi's session, due to the heat we opted to hold off on our outdoor session but we did manage to capture some great in-studio shots.
I found Zeke and Zephyr through a client and friend of mine. She had seen their parents walking them in the evenings in their neighborhood and offered to reach out to them about the project. Due to the size of this project, I never turn down free assistance! Next thing I knew I was emailing back and forth with Zeke and Zephyr's Mom about the session and planning a date.
When they showed up at my home studio, I was pleased that they were so excited to be here and they were very eager to work. Zeke and Zephyr and beautiful examples of their breed in their later years of life. Two healthy, handsome Saluki boys that are still more than willing to play or just lay around...they leave it totally up to you.
Now a little about the breed:
One of the oldest of dog breeds , Salukis were once considered a gift from Allah. The breed is fast as the wind, have a very petite frame, and they are quietly devoted to their people. They are bred for speed, strength, and endurance. These are qualities that are evident in their long, narrow head and sleek yet muscular body. Salukis are widely admired for their exotic appearance, but not everyone is well suited to live with this spirited and independent hunter. Any movement, be it a squirrel, cat, or radio-controlled car, will activate the Saluki's instinct to chase, and his speed has been clocked at 30 to 35 miles per hour. (some of this is quoted from Dogtime.com)
Again, if you have one of the not so common Sighthound breeds and you live in Illinois or you are willing to travel please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope you enjoy these photos of Zeke and Zephyr! Keep and eye out for all of the Sighthound models outdoor sessions coming soon!