The Pharaoh Hound is the most moderate of the sighthound breeds without the typical hyperbolic raciness seen in other hound groups. Appearance-wise, its large and erect ears are a hallmark of the breed while retaining its Greyhound-like features such as its long, slender legs, narrow body, tucked up waist, arched loins and a long tail. It has considerable stamina and speed evidenced by its angulated legs.
Most dog owners mistake the Pharaoh Hound with the Ibizan Hound, although the Pharaoh is relatively smaller, weighing 45 to 55 pounds and standing 53 to 63 centimetres at the withers. However, like the Ibizan Hound, the Pharaoh sports a soft, close coats that are smooth to touch and comes in shades of red to fawn. Also, it is significantly low maintenance thanks to its short, tight coat. All it takes is a weekly wipe using chamois leather. However, the Pharaoh sheds throughout the year most especially during autumn and spring, which means frequent grooming is required.
It is also important to note that Pharaoh Hounds are sensitive to cold weather, so make sure that the dog wears a coat when out on a walk. Other dog grooming regimen includes making sure the ears are cleaned on a regular basis, the same for brushing its teeth and trimming the nails. Dog grooming is an opportunity to check on the dog's physical health. Always check to see if there are lesions, fleas and ticks or if there are signs of infection such as redness or bad odour.