Pharaoh Hound was born in Malta. This breed developed after the arrival of its ancestors around 1000 B.C. It was bred in Sicily and was introduced into England in the early 20th century. The breed was officially recognized in 1963.
Pharaoh's Hound is a short, bright-haired dog of a colour that can range from brown red to dark brown red, with white markings at the tip of the tail, on the chest and on the toes (sometimes even on the centre line of the face).
Pharaoh’s Hound is defined as intelligent, lively and remarkably vigilant. During the hunt, he is enthusiastic, determined and attentive. He is an excellent hunter because he uses his sensory abilities to locate prey and uses his fine nose and sharp vision.
He is an animal very attached to his master and his family, which makes him affectionate and always ready to play. It requires a firm education, but without a balance of power. The phrase “an iron hand in a velvet glove” is very representative here.
Cleanliness and discretion, as he usually barks very little, make the Pharaoh’s Hound an animal that can easily adapt to life in the city, as long as his need for daily activities is sufficiently satisfied. However, let’s be honest, the fact remains that he will always be happier in a house with land, than in an apartment.
In fact, this dog benefits from almost perfect health and does not really have a predisposition to a particular disease. However, it is important to be aware that its short hair makes it more sensitive to cold and bad weather, so it is important to properly evaluate its exits.
Pharaoh’s Hound has a life expectancy of 11 to 14 years and can weigh up to 20 kg for a male and up to 18 kg for a female.
It is easy to maintain, but must receive daily care to keep its dress well shiny. It is therefore recommended to brush it every day and have it groomed every two or three months.
As it is a very active dog, long and frequent walks are appropriate, even necessary. Boredom is a real torture for this sportsman who loves to play and express his hunting instincts.