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Pharaoh Hound

Size: Medium / Large

Weight: 45 - 55 lbs.

Height: 21" - 25"

Life Span: 12 - 14 years

Health Problems: Cardiovascular disease; gastrointestinal disorders

Origin: Malta

Also Known As: Kelb-tel Fenek

Group: Scenthound

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

Pharaoh Hounds are extremely energetic dogs that require plenty of space, exercise and human interaction.

Grooming Needs

The Pharaoh Hound needs weekly grooming.

Temperament

Pharaoh Hounds are eager-to-please and tend to perform well in obedience training. This is a timid breed, so early socialization is necessary. Pharaoh Hounds love to chase small children, but can be trained to live with cats. Most Pharaoh Hounds make great additions to a family and get along with well children, as long as they receive plenty of exercise.

Compatibility with Kids

Gets along well wiith children

History

Another one of the most ancient dog breeds, the Pharaoh Hound has been around for more than three thousand centuries. These dogs may have been introduced to Malta by early travelers from Greece and North Africa. This breed closely resembles the Egyptian god of dogs, Anubis.

Pet Facts

The breed is the national dog of Malta and was recognized by the AKC in 1983. One of the Pharaoh Hounds most unique characteristics is its tendency to glow when excited.