Pharaoh Hound Breed Profile


The Pharaoh Hound is an independent, yet calm breed of dog. Its other qualities are that they're loyal, brave, loving, as well as quiet. Not to mention, they are also well behaved and highly intelligent.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog is good with children and family. They do however, treat strangers with a fair amount of reserve.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of a Pharaoh Hound is around 11 to 14 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 45 to 55 lbs.

Common Diseases

This breed of dog is highly sensitive to insecticides and other medicines.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be done with lots of patience and love. They need to sleep inside with the family. They can be outside for the day only if it is warm outside. If it is cold outside they need to be inside all day with the family, with proper outings to use the restroom. This breed of dog sheds average. Brush weekly.

Best Owner Compatibility

This breed of dog can be for the apartment environment provided they are properly exercised. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give. They need a fenced in yard and a large fenced in yard at that with a fence that is really high.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

The average cost for one of these dogs can range from $850 to even more per dog. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected. Can be aggressive towards other dogs. Should be the only pet in the household.

Noise factor

This breed of dog makes for a good watch dog.

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