PHARAOH HOUND DOG

The Pharaoh Hound is an elegant sight hunter, with clean lines and an outstanding nobility and lightness, with oval eyes, moderately sunken, with an intelligent expression and amber color and chestnut coat. The male stands from 58 to 63 cm; the female from 53 to 61 cm. For the FCI the ideal in the males, 56 cm; and the females, 53 cm. It has medium size and fine ears, very mobile and carried erect, it has a long and chiseled skull, with a flesh colored nose, as well as its eyes, should blend with its coat. The carriage of the head is high, on a long, clean and muscular neck. The upper outline is practically straight. The tail narrows from the base to the tip. The shoulders are strong, not loaded and inclined; the forelegs straight; the hinds with a moderate angulations. The coat is short and shiny. It can be tan or chestnut colored, if possible with white spots at the tip of the tail and the chest (called star). However, there cannot be white at the nape of the neck, the shoulders, the back or laterals. 
 
If the Phoenicians were still roaming around the XX century, they would probably leave the Pharaoh Hound in Malta! It’s not its fault, the Pharaoh Hound is only bred for a few proud fans that continue to see the timeless value in this over 6,000 year old pure breed. Prop. G. von Zech, Liz Hanley and B. Sowerbutts.
 
The adolescent Pharaoh Hound is all legs and lacks the grace and balance of the breed.
 
WHO IS IT RIGHT FOR     
The Pharaoh is susceptible and extremely sensitive, more apt for a quite adult home than a family mixed with children. Except for the human being, the Pharaoh Hound is the only mammal able to blush. It is active, but not so much that an older person cannot satisfy its exercise demands. The Pharaoh also adapts perfectly to life in an apartment, and it is very polite at home. It cannot live in a kennel. Be sure to socialize the puppy, in different situations and many people, since otherwise it can become too shy. Its hearing, as well as its sight, is very fine, for which it distracts easily during training.
 
DEVELOPMENT
Few people have the pleasure of meeting a Pharaoh Hound puppy. Very few litters are born per year and breeders are very selective when covering.
The Pharaoh is born with its adult color and grows normally. The puppy is very independent, and this quality is desirable when choosing one. Care is minimal, although it is essential to keep the ears clean. In elderly dogs, anal glands should be controlled regularly.
 
HEALTH      
The Pharaoh sensitivity extends to its health. It is known that it is sensitive to prescribed medicines. This also includes anti flea collars, powders and anti parasite baths, to which many Pharaohs are allergic, as well as anesthetics. Never take medicating a Pharaoh lightly. Due to their fragility, the tail can suffer fractures; if this happens, keep the area well lubricated until its complete healing to avoid complications derived from skin dryness. Elbow calluses can occur, in whose case apply a soft ointment for the skin. Due to the limited Pharaoh number, few hereditary problems have emerged from an indiscriminate breeding. The Pharaoh can live from 15vto 17 years.
 
The Pharaoh Hound contradicts the definition of sight hunter – its sense of hearing and smell are superior, and their character is not reserved or shy.