The Pharaoh Hound is a beautiful yet hardy sprinting hound designed to course small games over difficult terrain. It is an ancient “Blushing Dog” of Malta. These lovable, amiable hounds are quick and tenacious on the trail of a scent and adapt well to life at home.
Pharaohs are aerodynamic, sleek coursing hounds that were developed for rocky terrain chasing at high speeds. A tight tan coat with matching leather on the nose, ears, and eye rims; stunning amber eyes; a white-tipped tail; the ability to smile; and a distinctive way of blushing when happy or excited (‘His face glows like a god,’ wrote an admirer some 3,000 years ago) are just a few of their distinctive characteristics. The speed and grace of all courses derived from Bronze Age hounds are shared by these exquisite guests from antiquity.