Pharaoh Hound Breed Info And Characteristics

The native country of the Pharaoh Hound is Egypt. NOT! :) This dog breed is actually originating from Malta. Yeah, it is true that this breed has its roots back in Ancient Egypt, there are scientific and historical proofs for that. The breed was developed from dogs brought from Northern Africa by the ancient Phoenicians, but it further evolved at this island. So, the phrase “Egyptian Pharaoh Hound” is just a common misguidance. Anyway, in its native land they call him Kelb tal-Fenek, which means Rabbit Dog. This is a Spitz type dog included in the Primitive Types group by the FCI, and it is believed to be the one of the first domesticated primitive dogs. It is estimated that this breed was domesticated some 5000 years ago. Quite an old buddy, don’t you think? Main Pharaoh Hound characteristics are playfulness, agility, intelligence, loyalty, speed, alertness, independence, and emotional sensitivity. His lifespan is between 11 and 14 years. Continue Reading →