Pharaoh Hound FCI Standard
The name of the breed may signalize this dog to hunt together with Egyptian pharaohs. Many centuries ago this breed was also named the Kelb-tal Fenek, which means «dog of the rabbit».
The Pharaoh Hound was imported to Malta and Gozo about 2 000 years ago possibly by Phoenician and Carthaginian tribes, and since then, the breed is considered to be the national dog of Malta.
By the year 1960 this breed became one of the most popular among Egyptian breeds. Perhaps one of the reasons is that the Pharaoh Hound is not only an elegant dog with a beautiful red coat, but also an excellent hunter that can do its job using sight, nose and years at the same time.
The American Kennel Club (AKC) recognized the Pharaoh Hound only in 1984, and before that the breed was practically unknown. It is still one of uncommon breeds, although there’re a lot of people, appreciating his unique nature around the world.
Living in a family with children or without is perfect for Pharaoh Hounds. These dogs are usually a bit of a sensitive plant, being very nice and loving to their families. Anyway, remind your children, that dog is a dog, not a toy.
The properly trained Pharaoh Hound can stand other animals and pets, although it is aggressive with other dogs of the same gender and small pets and animals. As a hunting breed, your pet must be always supervised.
• anesthesia sensitivity
• elbow dysplasia
• hip dysplasia
• Willebrand’s disease
Brush the teeth of your dog at least three times a week and trim its nails if they start clicking the floor. Check skin and ears on redness, cuts or nicks. When you have problems with grooming or just suspect something, ask your vet for a professional help.
You, as a trainer, should be patient and take most with humour. If you want your Pharaoh Hound behave politely with everything and everybody, start socialization from the very beginning.