The Saluki is sensitive, gentle, and affectionate. They are calm and amiable companions who are devoted to their family. They are very graceful in motion, agile, and extremely swift. The Saluki displays curiosity and a delightful sense of humor, combined with a strong hunting instinct. The Saluki is intelligent and inventive. They display a great depth of loyalty and may become very attached to one certain person in the family. They enjoy the company of older children and may become over-protective of them. They are aloof to strangers and do not get along with other dogs or pets. The Saluki will only bark when there is something worthwhile for them to bark at. They do not do well as an outside dog and much prefer to live inside with their family. They bond so deeply to their family that they may suffer separation anxiety and depression if left alone for extended periods of time.