Pharaoh Hound Dog Breed

Thinking of getting a Pharaoh Hound Dog and want to know if a Pharaoh Hound is suitable for your household?

Use the Pharaoh Hound information on this website to learn more about adaptability, health issues, life span of Pharaoh Hound and more.

Pharaoh Hound Facts

  • Name: Pharaoh Hound
  • Other Names: Kelb Tal-Fenek (in Country Of Origin), Pharaoh
  • Origin: Malta
  • Breed Group: Hound (AKC:1983)
  • Breed Type: Purebred


Pharaoh Hound Dog Facts

Pharaoh Hound Information

Although considered a sighthound in America, the pharaoh hound hunts by both sight and scent, as well as hearing. It has an unexaggerated greyhound-like build, combining grace, power and speed, which enables it to run nimbly along rocky walls and ground. It has a good nose. Its large, mobile ears help it follow animals underground. Slightly longer than tall, the gait is free and flowing, with head held high. The coat is short and glossy.

The svelte pharaoh hound is more than a gracious addition to the home (though it surely is that) — it is a keen hunter and an exuberant chaser. Although it is calm indoors, it loves to run. It is sensitive, loving, gentle and good with children and other dogs, but it may chase strange animals. It tends to be reserved with strangers; some pharaoh hounds are even timid. It is independent but willing to please. The breed has the unique characteristic of "blushing" when excited, with the nose and ears turning a rosy color.

What to do if you lose your Pharaoh Hound

If your Pharaoh Hound Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Register your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. List the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups Here.

3. Contact the nearby vets to see if anyone has brought in your lost pet.

4. Telephone the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.

5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Pounds.

What to do if you find a lost Pharaoh Hound

If you find a Pharaoh Hound Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. List the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Report the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.

3. Contact the Local Authority to collect the lost animal.

4. Take the pet to the local Animal Shelter assigned to your suburb.

5. Take the pet to the local Vet Clinic who usually scan the animal’s microchip and phone the registered pet owner.

Laws Regarding Missing Pets

1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.

2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.

3. You must contact your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.

4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.

5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.