Category: Hound Dogs
Facts about Pharaoh Hound Dogs, "Scientific name for Pharaoh Hound Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Pharaoh Hound Dog is a dog who hails from the ancient Egypt and in fact, Pharaoh Hound Dog is one of the oldest domesticated dogs. Pharaoh Hound Dogs character and shape matches that of the famous dog-like animal called the Canis Familaris Leineri. Actually, the antiquity of Pharaoh Hound Dog can be traced well using the decorative friezes and sculptured delineations found in the temples which dates back to 4400 B.C. Today, the Pharaoh Hound Dog is widely used by the Maltese men for hunting because he is quite an athletic dog. Pharaoh Hound Dog is actually the national dog breed in Malta.
Pharaoh Hound Dog is an independent, calm dog who likes to stay indoors if it receives sufficient exercise. Pharaoh Hound Dog is an intelligent dog, who is loving, loyal and brave not to mention it reserved nature with strangers. Pharaoh Hound Dog can do well with children and other pets too. They aren’t difficult to train though they shouldn’t be subjected to strenuous training sessions. Pharaoh Hound Dog barks often and it should be trained to socialize early. The Pharaoh Hound Dog are attention seekers and they need to be engaged in lots of activities on daily basis. Otherwise, the Pharaoh Hound Dog can become destructive and develop bad behavioral issues.
A Pharaoh Hound Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
Female Pharaoh Hound Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Pharaoh Hound Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month. Female Pharaoh Hound Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born
Pharaoh Hound Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. A Pharaoh Hound Dogs can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Pharaoh Hound Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
Body And Shape
The average height of the Pharaoh Hound Dog is 23 to 25 inches (58.4 to 63.5 cm) and the females 21 to 24 inches (53.4 to 60.9 cm). The average weight is 45 to 55 pounds (20.4 to 24.9 kg).
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Pharaoh Hound Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Pharaoh Hound Dogs they have 42 teeth.
The Pharaoh Hound Dog are tall, athletic and slender slight-hounds. Its body length and breadth are not proportionate. With a slightly arched neck, which holds its chisel, wedge-shaped head in position, the Pharaoh Hound Dog has long black muzzle. The skull is flat with a slight well-defined stop. Pharaoh Hound Dogs teeth meet at scissors bite while his moderately and widely set eyes are oval. The eyes are amber in color. The ears are erect, broad and large. The tail is thicker at the base but it tapers along its length to the tip. The Pharaoh Hound Dogs front legs are straight with the declaws sometimes removed.Pharaoh Hound Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
A Pharaoh Hound Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Pharaoh Hound Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the dogs eye protected and moist. Pharaoh Hound Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals
Coat And Color
Pharaoh Hound Dog has a short, fine and glossy coat which stays close to the skin. The Pharaoh Hound Dog coat is covered by tan or red, often featuring white markings. Some breeds may have a white tip on the tail.
Health And Care
Pharaoh Hound Dog is a tough breed though he may suffer from allergies resulting from insecticides and medicine. This dog requires little grooming. Occasional brushing of the coat is okay. You might bath him when necessary.
When purchasing a Pharaoh Hound Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references, check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
The Pharaoh Hound Dog belongs to the Hound Group and in 1983 it was recognized by the (AKC) American Kennel Club.
Only humans and dogs have prostates, But a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Pharaoh Hound Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. A Pharaoh Hound Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Pharaoh Hound Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
The number one heath problems amongst Pharaoh Hound Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Pharaoh Hound Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails.
Pharaoh Hound Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.
Average body temperature for a Pharaoh Hound Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A Pharaoh Hound Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.