Gentle, loving, and clownish, the Pharaoh Hound is also so sensitive he actually blushes!

Vital Stats

Height: 21 to 25 inches at shoulder
Weight: 45 to 55 pounds
Coat: short and fine
Life span: 11 to 14 years

Summary
The Pharaoh Hound is an ancient breed that’s changed little since his development more than 5,000 years ago. He was the dog of kings and may have hunted gazelles with pharaohs, hence his name.

This loyal hunting companion later made his way to Malta, where he’s now the national dog. Full Pharaoh Hound profile on DogTime.com

Ease at being home alone:
5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)
Heat Tolerance:
5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)
Predatory tendencies:
5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)
Sensitivity:
5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)
Tendency to bark or howl:
4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)
Intelligence:
4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)
General health:
4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)
Good for new owners:
4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)
Playfulness:
4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)
Watchdog ability:
3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)
Dog friendly:
3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)
Mouthiness:
3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)
Vigor:
3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)
Average:
4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)