Pharaoh Hound

About

Sometimes science can get in the way of a good story. That’s certainly the case with the Pharaoh Hound, who was long believed to be descended from an ancient sight hound breed originally from in Egypt.
Ancient Egyptian artwork appeared to depict the breed, which kept the theory going for many years. However, recent DNA studies have determined that these smart and loyal dogs were bred more recently.
The Pharoah Hound was introduced to Britain in the 1930s and to the United States in 1967. While we may have been wrong all this time about who they were related to, there’s still no question we consider them part of the family.

Breed Insights

As jumpers, Pharaoh Hounds require 5 to 6 feet high fencing to contain them, as they may chase and potentially harm cats or wildlife.
As sensitive dogs, they benefit from a reward-based approach to training.
Pharaoh Hounds enjoy dog sports such as lure coursing, racing, Frisbee, agility, and rally obedience.
Intelligent, quiet, active, and usually friendly dogs.
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Height: 21 – 25 in

Show Weight: 45 – 55 lb

Pet Weight: 40 – 68 lb