Pharaoh Hound – Full Breed Profile

Dog Breed Group:
Hound Dogs
Height:
21 to 25 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight:
45 to 55 pounds
Life Span:
11 to 14 years

Breed Characteristics:

Apartment Friendly

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Good For First-Time Owners

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Overall Sensitivity

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Tolerates Being Alone

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Affectionate With Family

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Kid-Friendly

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Friendly Toward Other Dogs

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Friendly Toward Strangers

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Drooling Level

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Easy To Groom

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Overall Health

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Prone To Obesity

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Trainabilty Level

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Intelligence Level

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Prey Drive

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Barking Level

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Energy Level

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Exercise Needs

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Playfulness Level

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One look at the Pharaoh Hound should be enough to realize just how much this small size dog resembles Anubis, the (or jackal) god.

This dog of 25 inches and 55 pounds, has a low tendency to drool and a very low tendency to bark or dig. All in, this is truly a polite apartment dog. Pharaoh hounds are affectionate and energetic dogs who love being active.

They love to run, play, and spend time with their humans when they are active. They are pretty much rare in the States.

The Pharaoh Hound is often confused with Ibizan Hounds, although this breed tends to be smaller. Still, they have greyhound-like features, such as long and slender legs, narrow-body, and loin and long tail. When excited, this breed will blush which isn’t something that’s commonly seen in dogs.

They need around 40 minutes of exercise on a daily level.

Just like all sighthounds, Pharaon hounds are chasers, and as such shouldn’t be left alone without the danger of them running after something and into a roadway.

Indoors, this breed will always be calm and peaceful. If you like to brush dogs, this breed isn’t for you, because this is a kind of ‘wash and wear’ dog.