Originating in Egypt, the breeds likeness appears in tomb carvings makes it is easy to imagine that the Pharaoh Hound served as the model for the statue of the god-dog Anubis. The Phoenician traders brought these dogs to the Mediterranean islands of Malta and Gozo. Isolated from the mainland the dogs bred true for almost 2000 years. The Pharaoh Hound was introduced into Britain in the 1920s but did not gain any popular recognition until it was reintroduced it the early 1960s.
Temperament and Size:
The Pharaoh Hound is an intelligent, friendly, affectionate and playful breed with dog standing 22 - 25 inches (55 - 63 cm). Bitches stand 21 - 24 inches (53 - 61 cm). Over-all balance must be
Further information on the Pharaoh Hound is available from the Canadian Kennel Club or the American Kennel Club..
Last Updated: October 14, 2014