Other Common Names:
Pharaoh Hounds are sleek and slender sight hounds. They are very athletic with a long slim muzzle. Their ears are large and stand erect. They have a long arched neck and a long whip-like tail.
Country of Origin:
Pharaoh Hounds originated in Egypt.
Male Pharaoh Hounds are 23 to 25 inches (59 to 63 cm). Female Pharaoh Hounds are 21 to 24 inches (53 to 61 cm).
Pharaoh Hounds weigh 45 to 55 pounds (20 to 25 kg).
Pharaoh Hounds come in red or tan, with symmetrically placed white markings.
An average shedder, the Pharaoh Hound has no doggie smell and should only be brushed as required.
Pharaoh Hounds are well behaved and very peaceful indoors. They are independent, loyal, and love children. They may be somewhat reserved with strangers. Pharaoh Hounds 'blush' when they get excited, their nose and ears turn a deep rose color. Pharaoh Hounds love to chase things and should not be trusted with rabbits, cats or other small non-canine creatures.
Generally healthy, the Pharaoh Hound is sensitive to medicines and insecticides.
Pharaoh Hounds can be expected to live 11 to 14 years.
Pharaoh Hounds have strong natural hunting instincts and should therefore be kept in a yard with a very high fence, otherwise they could jump over it. They are excellent dogs to run alongside a bicycle. Pharaoh Hounds require soft bedding to sleep and prefer to sleep with their families. Pharaoh Hounds are sight hounds and will chase small animals so should only be allowed off their leash in a safe enclosed space.
Pharaoh Hounds belong to the Hound Group.