Pharaoh HoundThe Pharaoh Hound is also known as: Kelb-tal Fenek
|Group classification: Hound||Country of origin: Egypt and Malta||Date of origin: Antiquity|
|Weight (M): 50 - 55 lb||Height (M): 23 - 25"||Life expectancy: 12 - 14 years|
|Weight (F): 45 - 50 lb||Height (F): 21 - 24"|
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General Description of the Pharaoh Hound
Medium sized with slender and well balanced lines, the Pharaoh Hound gives an impression of grace and power. The head is long and has a slight slope, and the neck is long and lean. The muzzle is wedge-shaped with a scissors bite. The eyes have an intelligent and noble expression. The body is lean yet muscular, with well-sprung ribs and moderate tuck-up. The fore- and hindquarters are strong and parallel. The tail is thick at the base and tapers at the end. The coat is short and glossy, with little to no feathering. Colors range from tan/rich and tan/chestnut with white markings. A white tip on the tail and white markings on the face (called the ‘mask’) are desirable, and flecking or other white is undesirable.
Pharaoh Hound Temperament
The Pharaoh Hound has a friendly, intelligent, and playful nature. The breed bonds deeply with people and is quietly affectionate. The Pharaoh Hound is willing to please and easily trained, making the breed suitable for hunting, coursing, and agility trials. The dog retains speed and hunting instincts both by sight and by scent. Caution should be observed when the dog is near small pets. The Pharaoh Hound’s intelligence and keenness makes the dog an excellent watchdog. However, the Pharaoh Hound does not make a good guard dog because it is rarely aggressive with people. The Pharaoh Hound is the only breed known to “blush” when it is excited, with the nose and ears turning rosy in color. Some Pharaoh Hounds may be timid.
Caring for a Pharaoh Hound
The Pharaoh Hound has sensitive skin and should be washed with human baby shampoo or gentle dog shampoo. The breed requires little grooming, and a quick rub with a damp cloth will generally suffice. The Pharaoh Hound is a clean dog with minimal shedding. Daily exercise is a must, and long jogs or sprints in a field are ideal. One should use caution when letting the Pharaoh Hound off the leash because of the dog’s strong hunting instincts. The Pharaoh Hound is a very good jumper, and fences meant to contain them should be higher than five feet. The dog does poorly in cold climates due to thin skin, and may need a jacket in the winter. Like many hounds, the Pharaoh Hound is generally free from genetic diseases but is sensitive to barbiturates.
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