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Pharaoh Hound Puppies
Description: The Pharaoh Hound's appearance is of grace, power, elegance and speed. They are medium sized dogs and of noble bearing with hard, clean-cut lines. A sight and scent hound, they are an intelligent and affectionate dog who are playful and enjoy a good run. Unique to the Pharaoh Hound is the characteristic of "blushing" when excited, in which their faces, noses and insides of their ears turn a rosy pink. They greatly resemble the Egyptian god Anubis, in which they have been said to "glow like a god" when they blush. They are lean dogs, leanly muscled and with thin faces and large, pointing, upright ears. The Pharaoh Hound comes in the color of tan with white markings on the chest, toes, and center line of the face. They have slightly wrinkled faces and shoulders. Pharaoh Hounds are as intelligent as they look. They are quick to obey, can move fast and are efficient at their job as rabbit hunters. For this reason, they are not trustworthy with small animals. Pharaoh Hounds take care of themselves, and have been said to be as clean as cats. Some have been reported to lick themselves when it rains, getting the water off. This is thought to be an instinctual drive to get as much water as possible when it is available, as they have developed in the deserts of Egypt.
Other Names: Kelb-tal Fenek (Rabbit Dog)
Type: Sighthound and Pariah
Colors: Tan or
rich tan with white markings; white tip on tail strongly desirable; white star
on chest, white on toes and slim white blaze on center line of face permissible;
flecking or white other than above undesirable.
Hounds are affectionate, intelligent and obedient. They can be competitive,
and are excellent hunters. They get along well with others, including children
and other dogs. They are not good with smaller pets, as they have a prey drive.
Pharaoh Hounds are playful, friendly and clean. They are an ideal household
pet for the owner who will exercise them. They are eager to please, but sometimes
picky in their mannerisms. They are sometimes wary with strangers, but usually
friendly with all.
Watch-dog: High. Pharaoh
Hounds are somewhat aloof with strangers.
Care and Exercise:
Pharaoh Hounds require minimal grooming. Brush to remove loose hairs
with a rubber brush. Pharaoh Hounds require a lot of exercise. Daily walks or
romps in an open field are essential. They make a great dog to run beside a
Health Issues: Allergies, sensitivity to anesthesia, and hip dysplasia. This is a very healthy breed.
Life Span: 11 - 14 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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