Fédération Cynologique Internationale

The Kennel Club

Pharaoh Hound

Pharaoh Hound


ORIGIN

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FCI
Malta.

PATRONAGE

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FCI
Great Britain.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
24.06.1987.
KC
February 2009

UTILISATION

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FCI
An alert keen hunter, hunting by scent and sight, using his ears to a marked degree when working close.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 5Spitz and primitive types
Section 6Primitive type
Without working trial

KC
Hound

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Medium sized, of noble bearing with clean-cut lines. Graceful yet powerful. Very fast with free easy movement and alert expression.
KC
Medium sized, of noble bearing with clean-cut lines. Graceful yet powerful. Very fast with free easy movement and alert expression.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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KC
An alert keen hunter, hunting by scent and sight using its ears to a marked degree when working close.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Alert, intelligent, friendly, affectionate and playful.
KC
Alert, intelligent, friendly, affectionate and playful.

HEAD

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FCI
Foreface slightly longer than skull. Top of skull parallel with foreface, whole head representing a blunt wedge when viewed in profile and from above.
KC
Skull long, lean and well-chiselled. Foreface slightly longer than skull. Only slight stop. Top of skull parallel with foreface, whole head representing a blunt wedge when viewed in profile and from above.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Long, lean and well-chiselled.

Stop

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FCI
Only slight.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Flesh coloured only, blending with coat.
KC
Flesh-coloured only, blending with coat.

Muzzle

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KC
Powerful jaws with strong teeth. Scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Powerful jaws with strong teeth. Scissor bite, i.e. the upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

Eyes

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FCI
Amber coloured, blending with coat ; oval, moderately deep- set, with keen, intelligent expression.
KC
Amber coloured, blending with coat; oval, moderately deep-set, with keen, intelligent expression.

Ears

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FCI
Medium high set ; carried erect when alert, but very mobile ; broad at base, fine and large.
KC
Medium high set; carried erect when alert, but very mobile; broad at base, fine and large.

NECK

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FCI
Long, lean, muscular and slightly arched. Clean throat line.
KC
Long, lean, muscular and slightly arched. Clean throat line.

BODY

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FCI
Lithe with almost straight topline. Length of body from breast to haunch bone slightly longer than height at withers.
KC
Lithe with almost straight topline. Slight slope down from croup to root of tail. Deep brisket extending down to point of elbow. Ribs well sprung. Moderate cut up. Length of body from breast to haunch bone slightly longer than height at withers.

Croup

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FCI
Slight slope down from croup to root of tail.

Chest

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FCI
Deep, extending down to point of elbow. Ribs well sprung.

Underline and belly

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FCI
Moderate cut up.

TAIL

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FCI
Medium set, fairly thick at base and tapering (whip-like), reaching just below point of hock in repose. Carried high and curved when dog is in action. Tail should not be tucked between legs. A screw tail undesirable.
KC
Strong, well knuckled and firm, turning neither in nor out. Paws well padded.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Forelegs straight and parallel.
KC
Shoulders strong, long and well laid back. Forelegs straight and parallel. Elbows well tucked in. Pasterns strong.

Shoulder

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FCI
Strong, long and well laid back.

Elbow

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FCI
Well tucked in.

FORELEGS

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Pastern

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FCI
Strong

FEET

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KC
Strong, well knuckled and firm, turning neither in nor out. Paws well padded.

Forefeet

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FCI
Strong, well knuckled and firm, turning neither in nor out. Paws well padded. Dewclaws may be removed.

Hind feet

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FCI
See Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Strong and muscular. Limbs parallel when viewed from behind.
KC
Strong and muscular. Moderate bend of stifle. Well developed second thigh. Limbs parallel when viewed from behind.

Stifle

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FCI
Moderate bend of stifle.

HIND LEGS

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Lower thigh

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FCI
Well developed.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Free and flowing ; head held fairly high and dog should cover ground well without any apparent effort. Legs and feet should move in line with body ; any tendency to throw feet sideways, or high stepping « hackney » action highly undesirable.
KC
Free and flowing; head held fairly high and dog should cover ground well without any apparent effort. Legs and feet should move in line with body; any tendency to throw feet sideways, or high stepping ‘hackney’ action highly undesirable.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Short and glossy, ranging from fine and close to slightly harsh ; no feathering.
KC
Short and glossy, ranging from fine and close to slightly harsh; no feathering.

COLOUR

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FCI

Tan or rich tan with white markings allowed as follows
White tip on tail strongly desired. White on chest (called « the star »). White on toes. Slim white blaze on center line of face permissible. Flecking or white other than above undesirable.
KC
Tan or rich tan with white markings allowed as follows: White tip on tail strongly desired. White on chest (called ‘The Star’). White on toes. Slim white blaze on centre line of face permissible. Flecking or white other than above undesirable.

SIZE

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KC
dogs: 56-63 cms (22-25 ins); bitches: 53-61 cms (21-24 ins).

Height at withers

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FCI
Dogs ideally 56 cm (22-25 ins = 56-63,5 cm), bitches ideally 53 cm (21-24 ins = 53-61 cm).

FAULTS

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FCI

Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
KC
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog and on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.