Pharaoh Hound Pictures and Information

The Pharaoh Hound is a slender dog that is both elegant and athletic. They are sighthounds and will have heads that are shaped like wedges.


Pharaoh Hound Description

Both the muzzle and head should have an extended length, and the eyes should be small and amber in color. The Pharoah Hound has large ears that should stand upright. The nose should be tan in color, and it should also have a bit of pink. The teeth of these dogs should form a scissors bite, and their jaws are strong. The tail of the Pharoah Hound could be likened to a whip, and it will taper near the tip. The coat is short and shiny, and will either be red or tan in color, and it may also have white patches.

As the name implies, the Pharoah Hound originates in Egypt and was first bred there thousands of years ago. Many experts agree that it is one of the oldest dog breeds in the world. This dog was used by the Egyptians to hunt small animals, and it has been mentioned in a number of ancient Egyptian manuscripts.

Pharaoh Hound

Also Known As

Kelb Tal-Fenek

Country of Origin



The Pharoah Hound is a breed that is somewhat independent, and they make excellent pets. While they are calm at home, they will be playful and energetic when they are outside. Pharaoh Hounds are quite intelligent and are obedient to their masters. While they enjoy being around children, they will be wary of strangers. These dogs are not hard to train, but owners will need to understand their personalities. These dogs will need to be socialized while they are puppies so that they will not be timid.

Health Problems

These dogs are very healthy. However, insecticides and certain medications can be harmful to them. The Pharoah Hound has a maximum life expectancy of 14 years.


The Pharoah Hound is a slender dog that loves to run. These dogs will enjoy following their owners as they ride on bicycles. It is best to reserve one hour each day for exercising these dogs. Owners may also allow it to run free in an open area as long as it is a secure location. These dogs can live in apartments if they are given sufficient amounts of exercise, but they will perform best in a large yard.

Special Grooming Needs

These dogs have coats that can easily be cared for. Owners will want to remove dead hair with a brush made out of rubber, and the Pharoah Hound should only be bathed when it is needed. These dogs do not have odors, and they will shed a standard amount of fur.