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Pharaoh Hound

Pharaoh Hound


The Pharaoh Hound is a member of the sighthound dog breed, which was once used to hunt other animals. The long-legged, thin sighthound hunts by seeing movement across great distances and then sprinting after the prey.

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Breed Profile







Life Span

12 – 14




Elbow Dysplasia

of dogs

What is it?: 

Elbow dysplasia in dogs is a painful ailment that can develop as puppies grow. Some canine breeds, like Pharaoh Hounds, are more prone to it than others.

Elbow dysplasia usually affects puppies between the ages of 5 and 18 months. If a puppy has elbow dysplasia, one or both of its elbow joints will begin to develop abnormally.

Clinical signs

  • Limping, especially after exercise.

  • Uneven gait.

  • Popping sound while walking or stretching.

  • Reluctance to move, walk or exercise.


Unfortunately, there is no treatment for canine elbow dysplasia. However, recognising it and providing right care for your dog can help them manage their discomfort and symptoms.

The degree of your dog's elbow dysplasia determines treatment. Your veterinarian will most likely prescribe surgery for mild to severe instances.

Average vet bill for Elbow Dysplasia


Reimbursement Rate

Amount a Spot accident & illness plan would cover*


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*Hypothetical reimbursement examples illustrate reimbursement of an eligible vet bill at the noted reimbursement rate, assuming the annual deductible had already been met.


Patellar Luxation

of dogs

What is it?: 

Luxating refers to an out-of-place or dislocated condition. A kneecap that pops or shifts as a result of a luxating patella. Patellar luxation is a common orthopaedic problem in dogs. In small-breed dogs, medial luxation is more frequently diagnosed than lateral luxation.

Clinical signs

  • Sporadic Limp.

  • Knees are always bent.

  • Hunched Lower back.

  • Cracking sounds while bending the knee.


A luxating patella, like many orthopaedic diseases in dogs, has medication and surgical treatment options.

Medical Attention:

Anti-inflammatory drugs, weight reduction, and brief exercise limitation are common medical treatments for a luxating patella in dogs.

Surgical Treatment:

Surgery for a luxating patella in a dog is much more complicated. In severe circumstances or when medical therapy has failed, pet owners may choose for surgery. As with any operation, there are risks and the possibility of complications.

Average vet bill for Patellar Luxation


Reimbursement Rate

Amount a Spot accident & illness plan would cover*


Your Net payment


*Hypothetical reimbursement examples illustrate reimbursement of an eligible vet bill at the noted reimbursement rate, assuming the annual deductible had already been met.



Pharaoh Hounds are exactly opposite the way they look. These dogs can be extremely touchy about certain things.


Pharaoh Hounds are a good family choice, which can keep everyone safe and entertained.


Maltese Rabbit Hound can easily be domesticated and trained.

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Coat & Colors

The Pharaoh Hound is a small dog with a short, glossy coat. Its colours can range from a deep tan to a chestnut tan with distinct white markings. A white tail tip, a white chest, white toes, and a thin white mark in the middle of the face are all acceptable white markings.




The short, silky coat of the Pharaoh Hound loses relatively little. The Pharaoh Hound is really "wash and wear," requiring just infrequent washing and little brushing. Frequently, all that is required to maintain the coat's lustre is a simple monthly wash down of the body with a moist towel.


Pharaoh Hounds are extremely bright but not especially obedient in that they have independent minds and won't just do anything because you ask them to. Training must be enjoyable and engaging. Make it fun and rewarding for your Pharaoh Hound to succeed by using lots of food, toys, or playtime as incentives. Puppies can start receiving basic obedience instruction at eight weeks old.


The Pharaoh Hound is an old canine breed that hasn't seen much alteration since it first appeared more than 5,000 years ago. They may have hunted gazelles alongside pharaohs as they were the dogs of kings; hence, their name. Later, this devoted hunting partner traveled to Malta, where they are now the national dog.


He may be stubborn and has periods of being distant, just like any dog. But generally speaking, he's a kind dog that gets along with everyone, including kids and other pets. He enjoys being around others and will actively seek out love and care from them while still remaining independent, which is what makes them a good family dog but at the same time not exactly the ideal choice for first-time pet parents.

The Pharaoh Hound will bark to warn you of anybody or anything that appears odd, but he is too amiable to act as a guard dog. Unfortunately, a Pharaoh Hound sees a lot of things suspiciously. It's recommended to avoid leaving him alone for extended periods of time since he will bark if he is left alone for too long or when he is bored. The Pharaoh Hounds of many owners may be taught to grin. It's not challenging to teach this skill because this kind of happy dog likes grinning so much.

Nutrition and Diet

Feed your Pharaoh Hound a high-quality, protein-rich dog food. It is better to give this breed numerous smaller meals throughout the day rather than free-feeding because of their propensity for bloat. This can aid in preventing weight gain, which, if not addressed right away, may lead to additional health problems in the future.


The Pharaoh Hound needs suitable outlets for this copious amount of energy because it was built to run. In addition to one or two daily walks, offer possibilities for running every day in a secure environment. Although older Pharaoh Hounds can typically be content with about 30 minutes of exercise per day, younger dogs will need to stretch their legs more frequently (three or four times per day).

Pharaoh Hounds are typically content to spend the rest of the day relaxing at home, perhaps with an impromptu play session inside, after getting enough exercise.


The Pharaoh Hound is a unique individual with a tremendous zest for life. He likes playing the clown for his folks and is intelligent and kind. His tendency to flush is one of his most appealing characteristics. When he's thrilled, joyful, or enjoying some attention, his nose and ears could appear to be a rich rose hue.

Due to their great hunting drive, Pharaoh Hounds will pursue whatever they notice or scented. Pharaoh Hounds must always be on a leash to prevent them from running away into potentially hazardous circumstances like oncoming traffic. Although regular training will help your dog become more adept at coming when called, it's ideal to keep your Pharaoh Hound on a leash or in a secure environment.

Happy Mood and Health to your Doggo and lots of Love and Licks to you!