Pharaoh Hound


The Pharaoh Hound is an elegant-looking breed. Its body is lean, but well proportioned. Its limbs were developed to provide it with fast and agile movement. The legs, in particular, are very strong. The front legs are straight. The back legs are angular with lean and muscular hocks. The neck is elongated and slightly angles to a back that is slightly sloping to the hocks. Its tail hangs low, past the hocks. The tail is narrow and pointed at the end. The sprung rib cage is definitely visible from the breed’s profile. Its chest is deep and strong. Its ears stand erect at the top of its head. The ears are triangular in shape. Its coat is smooth and lies close to its body.


The Pharaoh Hound is a gentle and easy going breed. It has a playful nature. It is an excellent playmate for children. This breed is generally friendly with everyone in its household. However, the breed loves hunting and chasing and may not be suitable in the same household with small pets. It is responsive to training and is usually obedient.

Height and Weight

The male and female Pharaoh Hound differ only in height. The male stands about 23-25 inches tall and the female is about 21-24 inches tall. Both male and female weigh 45-55 pounds.

Health Problems

The Pharaoh Hound is a very healthy breed. There are no health problems associated with this breed.

Ideal Living Conditions

The Pharaoh Hound is more suitable for outdoor living conditions. The breed enjoys interacting with people and may be more content indoors. If the breed is kept outdoors, the area in which it resides must be enclosed with a fence or other structure that is well built and tall enough to prevent it from trying to escape.


The Pharaoh Hound is a very energetic breed. Physical exercise that is high energy is sufficient for this breed.

Life Expectancy

The Pharaoh Hound has an average life expectancy of 11-14 years.

Litter Size

The Pharaoh Hound has an average of 7-8 puppies.


Very low maintenance is required for the Pharaoh Hound . Brushing and washing the breed’s coat occasionally is all that is necessary.


Egypt is where the Pharaoh Hound originated. The height of its popularity was in the mid 1960s.




The coat of the Pharaoh Hound is usually a shade of brown with white markings.