Pharaoh Hound

The Pharaoh Hound is an elegant sprint hound that is friendly, gentle and sensitive. It is very suitable for families with children.

Daily Care

Grooming Tips

Pharaoh hound doesn’t need a lot of grooming. It can be modified regularly with a soft brush every week, and an occasional bath can keep it in the best condition for cleaning. Special care should be taken to keep its ears clean so as not to accumulate wax and debris.
Regularly shorten nails to avoid excessive growth, splitting and cracking. Brush teeth regularly and have the veterinarian perform an examination every year. Pharaoh usually does not have a “dog smell”, so if there is a smell, please check its reasons.

Exercise Tips

As an active and energetic dog, it requires daily exercise like walks, playing or jogging. Let your Pharaoh walk or run at least 15 to 20 minutes twice a day.
Because of its strong hunting instinct, please keep in mind that never allow it to run off-leash, or you will have difficulty to catch it. You can also offer it an enclosed area with a tall fence without any leash on the dog.

Feeding Tips

Pharaoh hound will have a healthier body when it is fed the right high-quality diet. It’s better to have foods that contain easily digestible nutrients and maintain a balance of meat proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids to suit their exercise and age.
It is recommended to feed the Pharaoh Hound with a fresh diet such as freshly cooked poultry, mutton, white, avocado, wheat, and corn.

Health Tips

Pharaoh hounds are usually a healthy breed and are not prone to serious health problems. Its lineage is still largely pure, and hereditary health problems are exceptionally rare.
However, the dog may have certain health conditions, including hip and elbow dysplasia, bone dislocation and eye disease. With short coats and thin skin, it may not be able to tolerate the cold well and may have some skin problems.


The Pharaoh Hound has a high level of intelligence, is able to learn quickly and eager to please, and responds well to training. But it may be somewhat stubborn and not very responsive to punishment.
When it suddenly finds itself in a “free state”, it will not listen to the call. it needs to be actively intensive trained to achieve the best results with an optimistic attitude and exaggerated praise.


The Pharaoh Hound has a long and noble history. As its name suggests, it is a noble dog from ancient Egypt. And its history has a lot to do with the Phoenicians.
2500 years ago, Phoenician nautical merchants engaged in the business of light luxury goods, spreading Middle Eastern varieties worldwide. They introduced the Pharaoh Hound to the island of Malta and were developed by the Maltese as a rabbit hunter. In 1979, this rare breed was appointed as the national hound of Malta.