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Pharaoh Hound

Pharaoh Hound
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Overview

The Pharaoh Hound is a breed of dog that is believed to have originated in ancient Egypt. They were traditionally used for hunting small game and rabbits, but are now mostly kept as companion animals. They are known for their sleek and athletic appearance, and their friendly and loyal temperament.

Temperament

Pharaoh Hounds are known to be friendly, loyal, and affectionate towards their families. They can be reserved with strangers, but are not typically aggressive towards humans. They have a strong prey drive and may chase small animals, so it is important to socialize them properly and keep them on a leash when outdoors. They are intelligent and trainable, but can be stubborn at times.

Lifespan

The average lifespan of a Pharaoh Hound is between 11 and 14 years.

Shedding

Pharaoh Hounds have a short, fine coat that requires minimal grooming. They shed moderately, but regular brushing can help to reduce shedding.

Puppy

Pharaoh Hound puppies are typically energetic and playful. They require early socialization and training to help them develop into well-behaved adults. It is important to provide them with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation to keep them happy and healthy. As with all puppies, they may require frequent potty breaks and will need to be trained to use a crate or designated potty area.

Breed Information

Popularity:2018: #174
2017: #174
2016: #168
2015: #171
Origin:Malta
Breed Group:Hound (AKC:1983)
Sighthound and Pariah (UKC)
Size:Medium
Type:Purebred
Life span:12-14 years
Temperament:Active
Affectionate
Intelligent
Playful
Sociable
Trainable
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
Litter Size:6-8 puppies
Puppy Price:Average $1800 - $2000 USD

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9 George Sandy
10 Tyson Scout
11 Tank Callie
12 Ziggy Jasmine
13 Thor Winnie
14 Maverick Sally
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