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Pharaoh Hound breed Information

Pharaoh Hound breed information:
Adult weight range: 
20-25kg/44-55lbs
Average lifespan:
11-14 years
Adult height at shoulder: 
Males:59-63cm/23-25" Females:53-61cm/21-24"
Average weekly cost:
$30
Colour:
Pharaoh Hounds come in tan or red, and often have white markings. A small star of white on the chest is not uncommon and a white tip on the tail is preferred.
Grooming:
The breed require little grooming except for an occasional brushing.
History:
The Pharaoh Hound is one of the oldest known breeds in the world, dating back to at least 3,000B.C. It is not known if they originated in Egypt, however a smaller descendant is still used there today for hunting. In modern times the island of Malta has been the stronghold of the breed type we know today.
Positives:
Pharaoh Hounds are an excellent family dog and companion They are intelligent and a good dog to have around the house.
Negatives:
The breed is a hunting dog essentially. Given its breeding and heredity, it is not suited to sedentary lifestyles. If not used as a working dog, they need plenty of exercise.

Breeders:
Acewin Kennels, SA
   

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