Pharaoh Hound

Medium-sized and of noble bearing, the Pharaoh Hound should be graceful, powerful, and above all - fast. Coat color can range from tan to chestnut to red golden, with white markings on the tip of the tail, chest, toes and on the center line of the face. A unique breed characteristic is their "blush" - when happy or excited, the nose and ears turn a deep rose color. Today, their willingness to please makes them excellent candidates for hunting, obedience and lure coursing.


  • Personality: Smart and alert; noble, but friendly and affectionate
  • Energy Level: Somewhat Active; Playful and energetic sprinters outdoors, they settle down nicely at home
  • Good with Children: Better with Supervision
  • Good with other Dogs: Yes
  • Shedding: Infrequent
  • Grooming: Occasional
  • Trainability: Independent
  • Height: 23-25 inches (male), 21-24 inches (female)
  • Weight: 45-55 pounds
  • Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
  • Barking Level: Barks When Necessary

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  • General Appearance

    General Appearance is one of grace, power and speed. The Pharaoh Hound is medium sized, of noble bearing with hard clean-cut lines-graceful, well balanced, very fast with free easy movement and alert expression.
    The following description is that of the ideal Pharaoh Hound. Any deviation from the below described dog must be penalized to the extent of the deviation.

  • Head

    Alert expressionEyes amber colored, blending with coat; oval, moderately deep set with keen intelligent expression. Ears medium high set, carried erect when alert, but very mobile, broad at the base, fine and large. 

  • Body

    Neck long, lean and muscular with a slight arch to carry the head on high. Clean throat line. Almost straight topline. Slight slope from croup to root of tail. Body lithe. Deep brisket almost down to point of elbow. Ribs well sprung. Moderate tuck-up. Tail medium set - fairly thick at the base and tapering whip-like, reaching below the point of hock in repose. Well carried and curved when in action. The tail should not be tucked between the legs. A screw tail is a fault.

  • Forequarters

    Shoulders long and sloping and well laid back. Strong without being loaded. Elbows well tucked in. Forelegs straight and parallel. Pasterns strong. Dewclaws may be removed. Feet neither cat nor hare but strong, well knuckled and firm, turning neither in nor out. Paws well padded.
     

  • Coat

    Short and glossy, ranging from fine and close to slightly harsh with no feathering. Accident blemishes should not be considered as faults.

  • Hindquarters

    Strong and muscular. Limbs parallel. Moderate sweep of stifle. Well developed second thigh. Dewclaws may be removed. Feet as in front.

 

 

 

 

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