Pharaoh Hound

KC Pedigree, Large

Doesn't moult much

Not good for first time owners

The breed was originally used for hunting rabbits in Malta before being taken to Egypt by Phoenician sailors. The Pharaoh Hound was held in great esteem there and mummified remains have been found in ancient tombs.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Ancient Egyptians and anyone who likes their dogs without much hair.

Not the best for ...

Anyone who doesn't want a dog that is smarter than them.

Aliases

Rabbit Dog

Cross between

None

Origin

Malta

Size

Large
Large - but would still fit in a small car

Exercise Needs

High (Two hours or more)
Without sufficient mental and physical exercise will probably do the wall of death around the living room!

Coat

Smooth
Dogs that you mainly just need to polish! But be warned - short haired dogs moult all the time!

Shedding

Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok

Life expectancy

12 years

Good first dog?

No

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