Pharaoh Hound

A.K.A. : Kelb tal-Fenek
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Overview: The Pharaoh Hound is easy to train and always eager to please. This dog gets along very well with other dogs and is especially affectionate toward his owners. He's good with kids and makes a great watch dog.
Breed Group: Hound
Weight (lbs): 45-55
Height (in): male: 23-25, female: 21-24
Colors: Tan or chestnut, with a white tail-tip desired.
Coat: Short and glossy, renging from fine and close to slightly harsh.
Character: Pharaoh Hounds are loyal, affectionate, and playful. Known for their bravery, these dogs have a strong hunting instinct.
Temperament: This breed is wary around strangers, but they get along well with children. They can be rather dominant around other males and early training is needed if they're to live peacefully with a family cat.
Care: The Pharaoh Hound requires very little grooming. A rubber brush should be used occasionally, just to remove the dead hairs.
Training: This breed is very independent, so training needs to take a consistent approach.
Activity: The Pharaoh Hound needs a lot of exercise. A fenced yard is necessary to prevent it from running off in search of prey.
Country of Origin: Malta
Health Issue: This breed is usually hardy, but can be sensitive to insecticides and some medicines.
Life Expectancy: 11-14
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