Pharaoh Hounds Dogs

Pharaoh Hounds are gentlemanly members of the household. Their even-keeled attitude makes them playful without being rambunctious, vocal without being loud and affectionate without being clingy. Pharaoh Hounds get along very well with children, but they may be slightly reserved with strangers. Though loyal and steady, they are not considered good watchdogs.

Pharaoh Hounds

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Quick Facts

  • 50 – 55 pounds | male
    45 – 50 pounds | female
  • 23 - 25 inches | male
    21 - 24 inches | female

Ideal Human Companions

    • Experienced dog handlers
    • Families with older children
    • Active singles
    • Outdoorsy types

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Trademark Traits

    • Sleek and handsome
    • Graceful
    • Fast
    • Calm
    • Mannerly

Things You Should Know

The Pharaoh Hound is very athletic and sociable. It will be happy in an apartment as long as it gets vigorous daily walks. Also, it should not be left alone all day: The Pharaoh Hound appreciates attention and togetherness.

Pharaoh Hounds can live as long as 15 years with relatively few genetic health problems. Grooming the Pharaoh Hound is very easy. Simply brush its glossy coat occasionally. Though its does have shedding seasons, the Pharaoh Hound is a clean canine.

Pharaoh Hounds History

Pharaoh hounds are one of the oldest domesticated breeds, dating back to 3,000 B.C. Originating in ancient Egypt, Pharaoh Hounds were brought to the Mediterranean island of Malta by traders. There, they were carefully bred for several thousand years to hunt rabbits and other small game.

The Look of a Pharaoh Hounds

Pharaoh Hounds have slender, medium-sized frames covered in glossy coats that range in color from red to tan. Their long, clean-cut heads have dark oval-shaped eyes, long erect ears and flesh-colored noses. When happy, they tend to blush--an effect made by their noses and ears turning red. They have lean necks, straight backs and medium-length tails that hang low. Overall, Pharaoh Hounds have a lithe, athletic and noble look.

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Pharaohs make great watchdogs

Pharaoh hounds are incredibly good watchdogs. They, however, are decidedly NOT good guard dogs.

Pharaohs are observant and intelligent. They know "normal" and they know "out of place." They will alert the owner to "out of place" almost immediately.

Intelligent, adaptable, svelte, and athletic, Pharaohs need intellectual stimulation, whether it be walks through new places or clever invented games. They also seem to have a sense of humor, which they make use of almost constantly. Overall, these dogs are amazing companions.

~Edward H., owner of a Pharaoh Hound