Known as the oldest domesticated dog in history, the Pharaoh Hound can be dated back to the Egyptians as early as 3000 B.C. Named for being a loyal pup to the Pharaohs, this breed is used to hunt rabbits and other small game. A dog that can feel his owner's emotions, he tends to blush by turning a rosy red in his nose and ears when feeling excited.
AKC group: Hound
UKC group: Scenthound & Sighthound
Average lifespan: 11-14 years
Average size: 40-60 pounds
Coat appearance: Short and glossy
Coloration: Red, tan, golden, chestnut
Athletic, slender, and sleek body type, strong and broad shoulders, ribs protrude out of body, high ears that stand straight, deep-set amber eyes, pinkish-tan nose, long and thin face, pointed muzzle, long and lean neck, long tail that is whip-like
Blushes when excited
A loyal and playful dog, the Pharaoh Hound does extremely well with children. Shy and reserved with strangers, he is a quiet and odorless pet in the home. An athlete outdoors, he will do well with a fenced-in yard, but can also fair well with apartment living if exercised regularly. Prone to hunting small animals, the Pharaoh Hound is not paired well with cats. Dominant with other male dogs, the hound generally gets along well with other animals. Due to his nature to feed off human emotion, he will need an owner that possesses both leadership qualities and consistency when training.
Waking up in the plush and softness of his owner's bed, he would love an early morning snuggle session. After going downstairs for breakfast, he'll say hello to every member of the family. Going outside for a small run and smell of the backyard, he'll head back inside to watch the kids play. Staying calm while they run around and play, he'll be content just being part of the family. After his nightly walk, he'll be just fine snuggling to sleep with his master.
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