Pharaoh Hound
Gentle, loving, and clownish, the Pharaoh Hound is also so sensitive he actually blushes!
Height: 21 to 25 inches at shoulder
Weight: 45 to 55 pounds
Coat: short and fine
Life span: 11 to 14 years
Breed Group: Hounds
The Pharaoh Hound is an ancient breed that's changed little since his development more than 5,000 years ago. He was the dog of kings and may have hunted gazelles with pharaohs, hence his name. This loyal hunting companion later made his way to Malta, where he's now the national dog.
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General Characteristics
Amount of shedding
Dog friendly
Ease at being home alone
Ease of training
Heat tolerance
Predatory tendencies
Tendency to bark or howl
Watchdog ability
Compatible with kids
Energy level
General health