The history of the canine race might be very different without the Phoenicians. These seafaring traders, from what is today Lebanon, sailed the Mediterranean 2,500 years ago doing a brisk business in luxury items. It’s assumed that the Phoenicians disseminated Egyptian hounds throughout the ancient world, as far west as Britain. The prevailing theory suggests that Phoenicians introduced the Pharaoh to Malta, where they were used as rabbit hunters. In 1979, the Pharaoh was named the national hound of Malta.
Did You Know?
Date Pharaoh Hound entered into Regular Classes: January 1, 1984.
The Pharaoh Hound was recognized for registration in AKC's Stud Book on August 1, 1983.
The Pharaoh Hound originated in ancient Egypt.
The first litter of Pharaoh Hounds was whelped in the U.S. in 1970.
The Pharaoh Hound is one of the oldest domesticated dogs in recorded history.
Reliefs of the Pharaoh Hound can be found in the tomb chapel of Mereuwka and the tomb chapel of Senbi.
colors & Markings
Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.
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