Bearing a striking resemblance to the Egyptian god of the dead, Anubis, this breed was a hunting dog and companion to Pharaohs. They’ve been around for more than 5,000 years, and likely pack hunted with their royal families. Gentle, joyful, and affectionate, while the hunting instinct is still strong, they make excellent pets and require only a moderate amount of exercise.
1. Pharaoh Hounds 101 – Information, Personality and Characteristics
2. Pharaoh Hound Temperament and Training
3. Pharaoh Hound Diet and Feeding
Pharaoh Hound Diet
Puppies: Low Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Adults: High Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Pharaoh Hound Weight
Pharaoh Hounds generally gain: 2 Pounds per week until 26 weeks old.
Hip dysplasia is a common problem with Pharaoh Hounds. Make sure your dog isn’t overweight.
A Pharaoh Hound with healthy weight will not have any ribs visible. You should be able to run your hands along their side and feel the indivgidual ribs.
*All target numbers are approximate averages. Every dog’s dietary needs and weights will be different. Take into account pregnant or nursing dogs.