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Pharaoh Hound

General Description

The Pharaoh Hound is medium-sized, of noble bearing with hard clean-cut lines-graceful, well balanced, very fast with free easy movement and alert expression.

Hereditary Illnesses

Degenerative Myelopathy is an inherited neurologic disorder caused by a Mutation of the SOD1 gene known to be carried by Pharaoh hounds.

Character and Temperament

Pharaoh Hound Dog Breed Information and Personality Traits. Being obedient is not considered a characteristic, however, the pharaoh hound is sensitive, patient and gentle with children. This calm dog is content with a soft bed, a warm house and a daily run

Exercise

1 hour a day 

Grooming

Low

Origin

The Pharaoh Hound is known as a breed with one of the oldest reputations worldwide. While the breed originated in Ancient Egypt in 3000 B.C. Recent genetic testing has revealed that the Pharaoh Hound was actually developed as recently as the 17th century in Malta.

Stats

Average Dog Size

24

Average Dog Weight

50-55

Average Bitch Size

23

Average Bitch Weight

45-50

Average Litter Size

6-8

Average Life Expectancy

12-14


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