At A Glance

Size: Medium

Weight: 45 - 55 lbs.

Height: 21" - 25"

Life Span: 12 - 14 years

Pharaoh Hound

Also know as: Kelb-tel Fenek

Group: Hound

Origin: Malta

Today's Role: Companion Dog

History and Facts: 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.

Temperament / Behavior
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.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Cardiovascular disease; gastrointestinal disorders

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

Grooming: The Pharaoh Hound needs weekly grooming.


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