Other Dogs Yes, Pharaoh Hounds play very well with other breeds of dogs. PH's
are quite active and play enthusiastically, so similar size is helpful. However
I've seen a number of Pharaohs playing nicely with dogs many times smaller than themselves.
Watch carefully whenever new dogs get together for the first time. Help them to
establish good basic interaction rules and you should have little trouble. Now having
said that, there are times you should be more careful. For example, two intact (non-neutered)
males meeting for the first time should call for more caution. Or two non-spayed
females. Just use common sense and pay attention to the signals your dogs are giving.
Also use caution when other dogs are off their leads whilst yours are on the lead
- they don’t take kindly to that as they feel vulnerable being unable to get away
from the loose dog and may give plenty of warning barks.
Cats: Well, my dogs don't like cats. They didn't grow up with cats and consider
the neighbourhood cats prey. Many people have cats and pharaoh hounds living together
quite successfully, though. It is best to have a puppy and kitten grow up together.
The next choice is to have a puppy grow up with an adult cat. I would not introduce
a kitten into an adult pharaoh hound. You have to remember what a tremendous prey
drive this breed has! While you are away from home, please consider leaving the
cats and dogs in different rooms - even if they are best friends
Are pharaoh hounds good with kids:They are great with kids. They enjoy playing
well into their senior years. If you have young children, make sure you tell the
breeder (they'll probably ask). In that case you will want a more "middle of the
road" puppy in temperament. It can't be one of the more timid ones because they
might be overwhelmed by the noise and activity. You also don't want a more dominant
puppy because you don't want the dog trying to assert dominance on your kids. Breeders
watch their litters carefully from the moment they are born and have a very good
idea how each individual puppy will fit best into a household
How Trainable is a Pharaoh Hound:Pharaoh Hounds are very smart and quite trainable.
To have the best success (and the happiest friend), you should use the positive training
techniques. Think about the pharaoh hounds history. They have been used for thousands
of years as hunters. They would go out, on their own, to find and take prey. This
type of hunting has evolved them into a smart, independent thinker. This is a breed
of problem solvers who think of themselves as your partner, rather than your property.
So, you won't get the always eager-to-please attitude of the working or herding breeds.
You need to make training fun and positive! Joining a local training class is a
must. We recommend joining a Kennel Club Good Citizen class. Our hounds have passed
their bronze award which is a great help to establish basic obedience.
Pharaoh Hounds are quite versatile and can excel and in many areas. They are great
agility dogs. Pharaoh hounds love their family and love to do things with them.
The difference is you won't get mindless obedience from them, you will get a reasoning,
I’ve heard that you cannot allow a pharaoh hound off the lead
Pharaoh Hounds have a very strong hunting instinct. Because of this, they can "forget"
any obedience training if they see something they consider prey. If this happens
to be a squirrel across a busy street . . . well, you can see the disaster waiting
to happen. For this reason, you should never allow your Pharaoh Hound off the lead
in an unsecured area. They aren't trying to run away from you - but they will obey
their ages old instinct to course game. As you will see from reading the puppy pages
some of dogs we have bred can be let off the lead in safe areas and will come back
when they have finished chasing around and having fun.
What are pharaoh hounds like to live with
Pharaoh Hounds are clean, easy to live with dogs. They house train readily and,
with consistent feedback, easily learn household manners. Ours are allowed on furniture
when invited to do so, but know they are not allowed upstairs, again only when invited
and then they they have a jolly time jumping on the beds and digging up the bedding
like children. They have been known on rare occasions to steal food, so care should
be taken to keep food not for them out of reach.
Pharaoh Hounds can be barkers. Not from boredom, or through nervous energy, but
because they see something that needs attention paid to it. However, their remarkable
eyesight means this could be a cat in the neighbour's yard, or someone walking 50
yards down the street from the house. Be firm and consistent while they're puppies
and you can mostly control this. However, a household with a pharaoh hound is rarely
Pharaoh hounds have lots of energy. They like to play and will find something to
play with if they aren't provided with toys! Ours haven't been destructive, just
active. If you add one of this remarkable breed to your family, be prepared to spend
time with it. This lovely breed is not just for decoration! They expect and deserve
to be a part of your family. This breed is too smart and creative to just be a backyard
dog. They need a lot of exercise! As a puppy this means lots of play. As adults,
they will be your most faithful jogging buddy. Pharaoh hounds are very curious.
They like to know everything that's going on. If there is something new in the house,
they will investigate.