Ancient "Blushing Dog" of Malta
The Pharaoh Hound is an elegant but rugged sprinting hound bred to chase small game over punishing terrain. Quick and tenacious with an amazing nose, these friendly, affectionate hounds settle down nicely at home.
Eye Color: Amber
Coat Color: Chestnut, Red Golden, Rich Tan, Tan, Commonly with White Markings
Coat Length: Short and glossy
Coat Density: Fine and close
Coat Texture: Slightly harsh with no feathering
Height: 23-25 inches
Weight: 45-55 pounds
The Pharaoh is quick to learn and eager to please. However, there is a problem in teaching them to come if they're off-leash in an open area. It has been proven time and again that most Pharaohs, no matter how obedient or well trained, will not come when called when they find themselves suddenly in a “free situation.” They will run off, happy to be hunting. It's best to keep them leashed or in a fenced yard when outdoors.
The Pharaoh tend to do well with families and children, but make sure to meet their exercise requirements (20-40 minutes a day).
Activity Level: Medium to High
Weekly Walk Mileage: 7 (minimum)
Activity Per Day: 40 Minutes (minimum)
Maintenance Tools: Brush, Nail Clippers
Brushing Frequency: Daily to Weekly; low-maintenance