Generation refers to the position in a pedigree an ancestor holds or distance in breeding generations from Country of Origin.
- A Generation 0 is a Saluki whelped in the Middle East.
- A Generation 1 is a Saluki with one or more parents whelped in a Middle Eastern Country without FCI affiliation. One or more parents is one generation from the Middle East. One parent may be AKC or FCI registered.
- A Generation 2 is a Saluki with one or more grand-parents whelped in a Middle Eastern Country without FCI affiliation. All ancestors are two or more generations from the Middle East. All ancestors but one grandparent may be AKC or FCI registered.
- A Generation 3 is a Saluki with a complete 3 generation registered pedigree in either SPDBS or FCI descended from a Middle Eastern import in the 4th generation. All ancestors are three or more generations from the Middle East.
Most, but not all Middle Eastern Countries do not have recognized Studbooks by FCI. At this time, Bahrein, Israel, and Turkey are affiliated with FCI. Turkey does not yet have a Saluki Parent Club.
FCI Pedigrees from countries with AKC accepted Studbooks are accepted by AKC if they are 3 generations. If the Saluki has a certified pedigree from an FCI partner that is not 3 generations it may enter the SPDBS Domestic Registry upon completing the required documentation if the Saluki or one of its ancestors is descended from a Saluki born in the Middle East.
Pedigrees in the SPDBS Domestic Registry may be a combination of Desert Bred, AKC, or FCI registered. Generational status is always determined by the individual closest to Country of Origin.