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Pharaoh Hound

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Pharaoh Hound

Pharaoh Hound

UK KC Classification Hound
Country of Origin Malta
Date of Origin Antiquity
Height 53 - 64 cm (21 - 25 inches)
Weight 20 - 25 Kgs (45 - 55 lbs)
Life Expectancy 12 - 14 Yrs

Main Characteristics

Pharaoh Hounds are medium sized, powerful dogs. They are very fast with free, easy movement. Their coat is short and it can be tan or rich tan in colour with some white markings.


Pharaoh Hounds are alert, friendly and affectionate.


If you are considering an Pharaoh Hound as a pet, consider the following points:
They are unsuitable for urban living
They are suitable for hot climates
They require a minimal amount of grooming
They are content to live and sleep outdoors
They are not easy to obedience train
They require a lot of exercise

Interesting Facts

Pharaoh Hounds are also known as:
Kelb-tal Fenek (Rabbit Dog)

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