An elegant looking dog with very light fur colouring. I think the breed is a Saluki or Persian Greyhound (please correct me if I'm wrong!)
I completed this a couple of years back and forgot to ask the client what breed it was.
What the photo here shows is that taking the photo of a dog is often only possible with the help of another person, in this case by picking the dog up to pose for the camera! If in doubt, take lots of digital photos and at least one good one should turn out. I need at least one good photo of your dog to draw or paint a portrait.