A dignified dog.
Who can resist such charm?
The Pharaoh hound's proper breed name is Kelb-tal-Fenek, which translates to "dog of the rabbit". It was created
on the island of Malta around 3000 bc to be a hunter of rabbits. It is a sighthound and as such is not especialy good
around small pets such as cats, gerbils, hamsters and the like, although it does better around other dogs. It is a high
energy animal requiring plenty of exercise, but is good indoors. Loyal to its owner, it make a good guard dog and prefers
to sleep with its family. Interestingly, it is also a good herder! Pharaoh hounds are exceptionally healthy and
do not tolerate medicines and vaccines easily. They have a very short coat; they do not have an odor and need very little
grooming as they do not shed much.