Breed Profile

Pharaoh Hound

Pharaoh Hound
Pharaoh Hound
Although the Pharaoh Hound expanded its origins in ancient Egypt, it was first brought into Egypt by the Phoenician merchants when they settled on the Mediterranean islands of Malta and Gozo while plying their trade of selling exotic spices. On Malta and Gozo, the breed has been preserved and is known to have existed for about 5,000 years. Remarkably, the physical features of today’s Pharaoh Hound are no different to those depicted in the tombs of ancient Egypt.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

This animal will often live up to 14 years of age.

AVERAGE SIZE & WEIGHT

53cm to 64cm
20kg to 25kg

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

The clean outline and beautiful colour of the Pharaoh makes every specimen something to admire. However, these dogs have an uncanny ability to ‘lose’ its hearing when called so firm training from an early age is recommended.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

The Pharaoh Hound is an extremely intelligent dog that likes to be the boss. It is quick to assert it’s authority around other animals and careful supervision is recommended.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

In order to keep the glossy satin-like coat in superb condition the hound needs to be fed correctly, be content in its daily life and have a clean, warm bed to sleep in. They are of the sight and scent hound group and therefore enjoy the opportunity to run and expend their surplus energy. This is not a breed to be confined to the house all day! Teeth, ears, and nails should be checked weekly.

IDEAL OWNERS

The Pharaoh Hound is not a dog for everyone. With its extreme intelligence, special understanding and care is required. Potential owners must be prepared for regular and lengthy exercise session if this dog is to remain in top condition.

IN CONCLUSION

For more information on this clever dog, contact one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders




Breeder NameKennelState 
Renee Davies Rhodepark NSW Contact
helen hayden vicoridge NSW Contact
Jenny Trezise Trezridge WA Contact
Annika Oksa Walker Sleykh QLD Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their puppies and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

Australian Capital Territory: New South Wales:
Dogs ACT
(ACT Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 815
Dickson, ACT 2602
Tel: 02 6241 4404
Fax: 02 6241 1129
Website: www.dogsact.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs NSW
(Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
PO Box 632
St Marys, NSW 1790
Tel: 02 9834 3022
Fax: 02 9834 3872
Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
(Details current as of 10/10/2013)
Northern Terrority : Queensland:
Dogs NT
(North Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 37521
Winnellie, NT 0821
Tel: 08 8984 3570
Fax: 08 8984 3409
Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Queensland
(Canine Control Council (Queensland))
PO Box 495
Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
Tel: 07 3252 2661
Fax: 07 3252 3864
Website: www.cccq.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
South Australia : Tasmania :
Dogs SA
(South Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 844
Prospect East, SA 5082
Tel: 08 8349 4797
Fax: 08 8262 5751
Website: www.dogssa.com.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Tasmania
(Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
The Rothman Building
PO Box 116
Glenorchy, Tas 7010
Tel: 03 6272 9443
Fax: 03 6273 0844
Website: www.tasdogs.com/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Victoria: Western Australia:
Dogs Victoria
(Victorian Canine Association)
Locked Bag K9
Cranbourne, Vic 3977
Tel: 03 9788 2500
Fax: 03 9788 2599
Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs West
(Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
Southern River, WA, 6110
Tel: 08 9455 1188
Fax: 08 9455 1190
Website: www.dogswest.com
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)

 

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