Kelb Tal-Fenek (in Country Of Origin), Pharaoh
Although considered a sighthound in America, the pharaoh hound hunts by both sight and scent, as well as hearing. It has an unexaggerated greyhound-like build, combining grace, power and speed, which enables it to run nimbly along rocky walls and ground. It has a good nose. Its large, mobile ears help it follow animals underground. Slightly longer than tall, the gait is free and flowing, with head held high. The coat is short and glossy.
The svelte pharaoh hound is more than a gracious addition to the home (though it surely is that) — it is a keen hunter and an exuberant chaser. Although it is calm indoors, it loves to run. It is sensitive, loving, gentle and good with children and other dogs, but it may chase strange animals. It tends to be reserved with strangers; some pharaoh hounds are even timid. It is independent but willing to please. The breed has the unique characteristic of "blushing" when excited, with the nose and ears turning a rosy color.
|Height||Male: 23-25 inches (59-63 cm)Female: 21-24 inches (53-61 cm)|
|Weight||45-55 pounds (20-25 kg)|
|Colors||Chestnut Red Golden Rich Tan Tan White|
|Good In Apartments||
The Pharaoh Hound will be okay in an apartment if sufficiently exercised. It is relatively inactive indoors and will do best with at least a large yard. It needs soft bedding and warmth and generally should not be expected to sleep outside except in warm climates...but it would still prefer to sleep with its family.
|Good With Children||
Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.
|Good With Dogs||
|Good With Cats||
The Pharaoh Hound relishes the opportunity to stretch its legs in a safe area—with frequent long runs. Try to set aside an hour each day to bicycle while the dog runs alongside you on a leash, although it can manage with a long daily walk on the leash and occasional sprints.
Moderately Easy Training: Training won't require too much attention and effort, though it won't be easier than other breeds. Expect results to come gradually.
Low Maintenance: The Pharaoh Hound has a short, glossy coat. The texture ranges from fine to slightly harsh. This type of coat is simple to groom. The coat sheds very little, and with regular brushing the Pharaoh should need a bath only rarely.
Minimal Shedding: This dog will shed a negligible amount. Recommended for owners who do not want to deal with dog hair in their cars and homes.