Standard: PHARAOH HOUND
Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)
Secretariat General: 13, Place Albert I - B-6530 Thuin (Belgium)
FCI-Standard No 248 / 15.09.1997 / GB
PATRONAGE: Great Britain
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD:
UTILIZATION: An alert keen hunter, hunting by
scent and sight, using his ears to a marked degree when
CLASSIFICATION F.C.I.: Group 5, Spitz and
primitive types. Section 6, Primitive type. Without
GENERAL APPEARANCE: Medium sized, of noble
bearing with clean-cut lines. Graceful yet powerful.
Very fast with free easy movement and alert expression.
TEMPERAMENT: Alert, intelligent, friendly,
affectionate and playful.
HEAD: Foreface slightly longer than skull. Top of
skull parallel with foreface, whole head representing a
blunt wedge when viewed in profile and from above.
CRANIAL REGION: Long, lean and well-chiselled
skull. Only slight stop.
Nose: Flesh coloured only, blending with coat.
Mouth: Powerful jaws with strong teeth. Scissor bite, i.e.
the upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and
set square to the jaws.
Eyes: Amber coloured, blending with coat; oval,
moderately deep-set, with keen, intelligent expression.
Ears: Medium high set; carried erect when alert, but
very mobile; broad at base, fine and large.
NECK: Long, lean, muscular and slightly arched.
Clean throat line.
BODY: Lithe with almost straight topline. Length
of body from breast to haunch bone slightly longer than
height at withers.
Croup: Slight slope down from croup to root of tail.
Brisket: Deep, extending down to point of elbow. Ribs
Belly: Moderate cut up.
TAIL: 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 be not tucked between legs. A screw tail
FOREQUARTERS: Forelegs straight and parallel.
Shoulders: Strong, long and well laid back.
Elbows: Well tucked in.
HINDQUARTERS: Strong and muscular. Limbs parallel
when viewed from behind.
Stifle: Moderate bend of stifle.
Second thigh: Well developed.
FEET: Strong, well knuckled and firm, turning
neither in nor out. Paws well padded. Dewclaws may be
GAIT/MOVEMENT: 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.
HAIR: Short and glossy, ranging from fine and
close to slightly harsh; no feathering.
COLOUR: Tan or rich tan with white markings
allowed as follows:
White tip on tail strongly desired. White on chest (called
White on toes. Slim white blaze on centre line of face
Flecking or white other than above undesirable.
Dogs: ideally 56 cm (22-25 ins = 56-63,5 cm),
Bitches: ideally 53 cm (21-24 ins = 53-61 cm).
FAULTS: 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.
Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles
fully descended into the scrotum.