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Breed origin: Egypt
Original purpose: Hunting dog.
AKC recognized: 1983
AKC group: Hound
Weight: 40 to 60 lbs
Size: Height: males 23 to 25 inches;
females 21 to 24 inches
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Ranging from tan/rich, tan/chestnut with white markings.
The Pharaoh Hound is intelligent, friendly, affectionate, alert, and playful. They are very fast and have a strong hunting instinct. Careful supervision is required around cats and other small pets. They can be stubborn, but are generally willing to please and are very trainable. They need to have access to a securely fenced area where they can safely run off-leash.
Suitable canine sports/activities:
obedience, agility, lure coursing, conformation
They need a good run every day. Daily walks alone are not enough.
They are low shedders and only need a quick rub with a hound glove periodically.
Additional photos of Pharaoh Hound
Recommended books for further reading:
By Pauline Block and Rita Laventhall Sacks
Published in 1986
Other websites for additional information:
American Kennel Club breed page
Pharaoh Hound Club of America
Wikipedia breed information page
Pharaoh Hound Club of America Rescue