Pharaoh Hound

Sight Hound

Tara, Tolly and Merrick from Nefer-Temu Pharaoh Hounds

The Pharoah Hound is a lean, fast hunter that makes a fine family pet and a good companion for children.  It co-exists with other dogs, but may mistake other household pets as treats.  Cars may also elicit its chasing instinct so have a firm hold on the leash or keep the dog in a secure, fenced (high) yard.  The Pharaoh Hound can live in an apartment but it needs regular, daily exercise, and enjoys a good romp.  Rural life may be best.  This dog is easy to groom and is one of the few “odorless” dogs.

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Notes for owners
Short Minimal OK for apartments if exercised.  Good with children and a good companion.  May hunt your smaller pets. Odorless.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

Pharaoh Hound Club of America

Pharaoh Hound Info



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