|Group:||Hounds (Group 4)|
|Club:||Hound Club Of Victoria Inc (Group 4)|
|Contact:||Mrs Sharon Sempel|
|Phone:||0419 411 878|
Background The Pharaoh Hound is the oldest domesticated dog in recorded history. There are Egyptian written references dating back to 4000BC and a royal tomb of 2300BC contains a wonderful illustration of a Pharaoh Hound. It is thought Phoenician traders took them to Malta where they were bred unchanged for over 2000 years.
Average Lifespan About 12-14 years.
Breed Personality/Characteristics/Temperament Pharaoh are highly intelligent, affectionate, full of fun, and are very good with children. As with all dogs, young children and pets should always be supervised when together. Some are very outgoing at once with strangers, others at first a little diffident.
Compatibility with other pets Care with small animals. Not a problem with other dogs.
Care Requirements The short and glossy coat requires minimal upkeep, the occasional grooming and bath will keep the Pharaoh looking and smelling his best. A secure yard is a must.
Ideal Owner/s Active people and families.
In Conclusion Now you know a little about the Pharaoh Hound and have decided this is the dog for you or you want more information, make contact with the breed club or your State controlling body for purebred dogs. They will be able to give you information about available puppies and also suggest dog shows where you can see the breed and speak to breeders. In this way you will gain a better perspective of the breed and its needs.