This animal will often live up to 14 years of age.
Average size and weight
53cm to 64cm
20kg to 25kg
Breed personality, characteristics & 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.
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.
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.
Decision time (resources provided by Kennel Club):
Before making a decision on getting a puppy, here are some articles you might find helpful:
What do I need to consider when thinking of buying a puppy?
How do I find the right breeder, what should I ask them?
How do you check if the breeder is reputable?
What to ask your vet prior to buying a puppy?
Where to find dogs (resources provided by the Kennel Club):
Find out about important information about purchasing dogs from pet shops and traders