Routine Care: Pharaoh Hounds are smart dogs with lots of energy, so keep their minds and bodies active, or they'll get bored. That's when the naughty stuff starts.
Grooming: She has low grooming needs. Brush her coat as needed, at least weekly.
Dental: Pharaoh Hounds generally have good teeth, and you can keep them perfect by brushing them at least twice a week!
Ear Care: Clean her ears weekly, even as a puppy. Don’t worry—your veterinarian can show you how!
Pharaoh Hounds are people oriented and loyal. With enough exercise and a confident owner, they are gentle and loving family members.
Whether you are considering adding a new Pharaoh Hound to your family or you already have one as a companion, it is important for you to know about the genetically linked diseases known to occur more often in this breed. Of course not every Pharaoh Hound will have these problems, but research shows your pal is more at risk than other breeds. By exploring the health concerns specific to the Pharaoh Hound you will become a knowledgeable and confident pet parent. Be sure to speak with your veterinarian about breed risks every time you visit and educate yourself on the most important concerns to watch for at home. She’s counting on you to be her health expert.
Some health issues a Pharaoh Hound could encounter:
Hip and Elbow Dysplasia
Persistent Pupillary Membrane
The Pharaoh Hound has been found in records dating back to 3000 B.C.E., and is the national dog of Malta. They were bred for rabbit hunting and companionship. Pharaoh Hounds are graceful,powerful, and fast. They are eager to run but are laid-back in the home. Pharaohs are known for their characteristic blush, a reddening of the ears and nose, when happy or excited. They are highly intelligent, happy, and affectionate. Pharaoh Hounds have excelled in agility, obedience, and lure coursing competitions.
Consult with a veterinarian if your Pharaoh Hound shows signs of the following: