Pharaoh Hound
Malta FCI 248 . Primitive type

Pharaoh Hound

The Pharaoh Hound in family is smart, friendly, affectionate and playful.

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History

The Pharaoh Hound it is a hunting dog like those of hunting dog breeds, formerly at home in many areas of the Mediterranean. It is also called Kelb-tal-Fenek. “Kelb-tal-Fenek” It is Maltese and it means “Rabbit dog”.

Like all Warren hound, is the specialist in rabbit hunting. However, does not go to the burrow like the Dachshund or the terriers. Porque los Pharaoh Hound and Warren hound they hunt on land when they see them. They are agile like a hunting dog and can launch attacks fast as lightning. As a group, surround their prey. In this way, knock down dozens, even hundreds of rabbits in a short time. The Pharaoh Hound suelen trabajar de forma completamente independiente sin la guía del cazador. En Malta también ayudan con el pastoreo de las cabras y son útiles como polivalentes para todas las tareas en el hogar y en la granja.

The Pharaoh Hound was created in Great Britain in the decade of 1960 as an independent breed of dog. It is an offshoot of the population of these dogs, that have existed for thousands of years in the northern and eastern Mediterranean. Besides of Pharaoh Hound, the Warren hound are other descendants of these dogs, each of which is now an independent race. Sus raíces se adentran en el pasado. However, its exact origin is not clear. Its resemblance to the ancient Egyptian hunting dog Tesem, one of the oldest documented dog breeds, it's amazing. However, not proven and not likely to be descendants “pure” of Tesem. This type of dog probably existed everywhere, ya que ya servía a la gente del mundo antiguo en su función actual.

With the time, regional strains were developed that, However, se aparearon repetidamente entre sí. The World Canine Federation, Fédération Cynologique Internationale, took this into account when establishing a collection standard for Mediterranean breeds up to 1977. Great Britain then created the breed of dogs Pharaoh Hound and later handed over the patronage to Malta. Allí incluso fue declarado perro nacional en 1974. In 1991 was officially recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale as an independent race.

(See study on canine genome).

Physical characteristics

Haughty and delgado, the Pharaoh Hound is a dog from size medium con líneas muy definidas, elegant and noble porte.

The height in the males is of 55 a 63 cm., and weigh in 10 a 12 kg; the females measure of 52 a 61 cm to the cross, and weigh in 8 a 10 kg. If born with a tail does not lack that ampute you.

The belly is fine and the back straight and strong. The body está formado por músculos largos, de líneas secas.

Has the head triangular, almost without stop, the eyes Amber blend with the mantle, they are oval and slightly sunken. The ears they are inserted to half-height, Reprint alert to carry them, they are wide at its base and thin and long.

The tail is curved and carries low, but when he is happy he has been in high.

Its fur is fine, short and glossy. In some cases it may be a little rough to the touch. The color fur is reddish brown clear to reddish brown dark with white markings. Según el estándar, the white tail is highly desirable.

As well, is supported in the standard to submit a white mark on the chest and white fingertips, incluso una franja blanca en la línea central de la cara.

Character and skills

The Pharaoh Hound he is a hunting dog and a hound at the same time. They are sometimes used in their homeland as watchdogs or herding dogs for goats.. Before genetic separation from the total population, muchos perros tenían que luchar en la búsqueda de restos de comida humana y a menudo sufrían hambre. Estas condiciones de vida originales todavía determinan su naturaleza hoy en día. They are very agile and alert. Almost nothing escapes your keen senses. Especially like young dogs who crave exercise and experiences, ideally hunting and first of all the option of free running. As they tend to have a strong hunting instinct, this deep-rooted need of dogs in our latitudes can only be satisfied on rare occasions.

It is an experience to see him Pharaoh Hound running freely. Because they can sprint fast and especially capture prey in extremely courteous races. the Pharaoh Hound hunt with all three senses: Odor, view, ear. The standard describes its nature in this way:

Vigilant and passionate hunter who uses both sight and smell. When working short distance, también usa sus oídos de una manera notable.

The Pharaoh Hound they are very intelligent and docile. Aprenden rápidamente lo que está permitido y lo que es tabú. They are friendly and open-minded with people. Towards humans there is no aggression; towards other dogs, However, this may be different, particularly with males. The Pharaoh Hound they have a kind and playful nature. Buscan la conexión íntima con sus amos y les son leales. Even in spite of its thinness, they are very hard and resistant.

Observations

The Pharaoh Hound is very similar to the Cirneco dell'Etna Italian.

Fitness

Basically the Pharaoh Hound it's good to keep it. It is very suitable as a family dog ​​and friend of children and wants to be seen as a member of their family. However, generally not suitable for a flat in the big city. You need long daily walks in nature, mejor varias veces al día. Aquí sus sentidos están en su nivel más alto. He is a dedicated and alert hunting dog. Necesita al menos aquí y allá la posibilidad de poder agotarse mientras corre libremente.

One Pharaoh Hound maintained in a species appropriate manner is calm and gentle in the home. Then you can rest relaxed in your basket or on the sofa. It also, is very playful. Algunos especímenes están extremadamente alerta y les gusta ladrar. Also in another way barking is used very happily for communication and to express their feelings. It should also be noted that the Pharaoh Hound no tiene subpelo y por naturaleza tiene poca grasa aislante y por lo tanto es sensible al frío.

Education

One Pharaoh Hound well socialized can be trained very well. Your senses alert, his intelligence and friendly affection make it easy for him to understand humans. Además quiere complacernos y vivir en armonía. Of course it always requires a just consequence. He realizes his master's lack of care immediately and uses him mercilessly. Así que usará cada desatención para robar un regalo desprotegido. Para una ocupación y una carga de trabajo física adecuadas para los perros, the greyhound association offers the possibility of participating with Pharaoh Hound in carreras de Galgos or hunting dogs. Other dog sports such as agility are also suitable. Due to his strong hunting motivation, el entrenamiento requiere paciencia y empatía.

Care and health

The Pharaoh Hound he is very frugal. Brushing the coat from time to time is enough.

Typical diseases

No se dispone de datos exactos sobre las enfermedades típicas de esta rara raza de perros. Un problema podría ser la endogamia.

Nutrition

The Pharaoh Hound he is usually very gluttonous. Tienes que tener cuidado aquí. Otherwise, They are very austere breeds in terms of the type of food..

Life expectancy “Pharaoh Hound”

There are no figures on the life expectancy of Pharaoh Hound. However, debería ser alrededor de 12 years.

For sale “Pharaoh Hound”

If you want to spend your life with a Pharaoh Hound, you should first check if you can guarantee all the conditions for it, especially if you have the possibility to let it run regularly. Otherwise, debería buscar perros muy parecidos en los refugios de animales, in serious animal protection organizations.

Characteristics "Pharaoh Hound"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Pharaoh Hound" you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, you must take into account his character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION: 248
  • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types
  • Section 6: Primitive type. Without working trial..

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 5: Spitz-type dogs and primitive type – Section 6: Primitive type.


FCI breed standard "Pharaoh Hound"

FCIFCI - Pharaoh Hound
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Alternative names:

    1. Kelb tal-Fenek (English).
    2. Lévrier du pharaon (French).
    3. Pharaoh Hound, Kelb tal-Fenek (German).
    4. Cão de coelho, Kelb-tal fenek (Portuguese).
    5. Podenco faraónico, Pharaoh hound (español).
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