The Pharaoh Hound can live in an apartment as long as she can get frequent runs on the leash through jogging, bike riding or other forms of running. She is a very fast runner and needs to stretch her legs occasionally. Her short coat means that she does better in warmer climates. She is a chaser so beware of other pets. She should not be trusted off the leash as she will take off after a scent or moving object and may be hard to catch. She can jump very high so if you are going to fence an area for exercise, keep that in mind. She generally does like children and she is very affectionate. As a reminder, never leave a child unsupervised with a puppy or dog.
Approximate Adult Size
The approximate adult size (two years old or older) of the male Pharaoh Hound is 23 to 25 inches to the withers (highest point of the shoulder) and 45 to 55 pounds. The female ranges from 21 to 24 inches to the withers and 45 to 55 pounds.
Special Health Considerations
Most dog breeds have certain inherited health problems associated with that specific breed and the Pharaoh Hound is no exception. Although considered an extremely healthy breed, be on the look out for bleeding disorders, heart disease and sensitivity to medicines, insecticides and flea collars. This disease list is an informative guideline only. Other diseases may also be significant threats, please contact your veterinarian for a complete list.
She should visit the veterinarian several times in the first year for shots, boosters and check up. Then, as an adult, she should visit the veterinarian yearly for shots and check up. As she gets older, six years and on, she should visit the veterinarian twice a year for check ups and shots. Remember; avoid feeding your dog sweets.
The Pharaoh Hound has a short and glossy coat which is very easy to care for. Brush occasionally to remove dead hair. Brushing will help her maintain a clean and healthy coat, help you keep a closer eye on her health and strengthen your emotional bond with her.
Her teeth should be brushed at least twice a week with toothpaste and toothbrush designed for dogs. Brushing removes the accumulation of plaque and tartar which can cause cavities (rarely) and periodontal disease. Dog periodontal disease can lead to pain, loss of teeth, bad breath and other serious disease.
Her toenails may need to be examined for growth and clipped regularly. The toenails of the rear feet grow slower than the toenails of the front feet.
The Pharaoh Hound can live between 11 and 14 years with proper nutrition, medical care and excellent living conditions.
The Pharaoh Hound comes from Egypt. They are considered one of the oldest domesticated dogs in the world. They were used to chase down small game. They were first registered by the American Kennel Association in 1983.
- Pharaoh Hound Club of America
- UKC United Kennel Club
- NKC National Kennel Club
- CKC Continental Kennel Club
- APRI Americas Pet Registry Inc.
- AKC American Kennel Club
- FCI Federation Cynologique Internationale
- NZKC New Zealand Kennel Club
- KCGB Kennel Club of Great Britain
- ANKC Australian National Kennel Club
- ACR American Canine Registry
7 to 8 Pharaoh Hound puppies
Terms To Describe
Speed, power, grace, noble, clean cut, alert, balanced, friendly, intelligent, playful, affectionate, fast
SPECIAL GOOD POINTS
- Good watch dog.
- Virtually no dog odor.
- Poor guard dog.
- Not easy to train.
Every dog is an individual so not everything in this information may be correct for your dog. This information is meant as a good faith guideline only.
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