Pharaoh Hound Dog Breed Information

  • AKA:Kelb-tal Fenek
  • Size:Medium/Large
  • Ease of Training:Low
  • Grooming:Low
  • Shedding:Low
  • Exercise Needed:Walking and running daily
  • Energy Level:Medium/ High
  • Protection:Makes an effective watchdog
  • Good with Children:Yes
  • Health Clearances:OFA, CERF
  • Weight:45-55 lbs
  • Height:Male: 23-25; Female: 21-24 inches
  • Coat Colour:Tan or chestnut, with a white tail-tip desired

Pharaoh Hound Coat

This beautiful and athletic breed has a short coat that doesn't need much grooming. The coat is short and glossy lying close to the body of the dog. The Pharaoh Hound is weather resistant to a degree.

Pharaoh Hound Character

Cheerful, quiet, and independent, this breed is wonderful with children making him a good household pet for any child to grow up with. Can be wary of strangers, but will warm up quickly. The Pharaoh Hound is prone to timidity and should be well socialized as an early stage of life.

Pharaoh Hound Temperament

Doing well in running and obedience sports, the Pharaoh Hound should always be a companion animal. Not good for kennel life, this dog loves to be near his owner. This dog can be active yet calm and collected at times making this dog perfect for a household with children, although they should be properly trained with this breed.

Pharaoh Hound Care

Rubber brushing for the Pharaoh Hound is fine for removing loose and dead hair. An average shedding breed, this dog does not need regular bathing, only when necessary. A very clean and well kempt dog, grooming is not a big concern.

Pharaoh Hound Activity

The Pharaoh Hound if left outdoors for a long period should be protected from the cold. Does best in warmer climates, but if protected will also do well in cooler weather. A strong instinct to hunt, this breed must have a tall fence as they can easily climb or jump to find wild game.

Pharaoh Hound Health and Life Expectancy

The life expectancy of the Pharaoh Hound is around 12-15 years, and this is a very healthy breed in general. There are just a few health problems to look out for with these dogs, and this includes optic nerve problems and sensitivity to chemicals and drugs. The parents of the Pharaoh Hound should have OFA and CERF certificates.