OMOROSE-PHARAOH HOUNDS

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THE KENNEL CLUB

BREED STANDARD

FOR

PHARAOH HOUNDS


  THE GENERAL APPEARANCE

  Medium sized, of noble bearing with clean-cut lines.  Graceful yet powerful.  Very  fast with easy

  movement and alert expression.

  CHARACTERISTIC

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

  TEMPERAMENT

  Alert, intelligent, friendly affectionate and playfull.

  HEAD AND SKULL

  Skull long. Lean and well chiseled.  Foreface slightly longer than skull.  Only slight stop.  Top of skull

  parallel with foreface, whole head representing blunt wedge when viewed in profile and from above.

  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.

  MOUTH

  Powerful jaws with strong teeth.  Scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and

  set square to the jaws.

  NOSE

  Flesh-coloured only, Blending with coat.

  NECK

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

  FOREQUARTERS

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

  Pasterns strong.

  HINDQUARTERS

  Strong, and muscular.  Moderate bend of stifle.  Well developed second thigh.  Limbs parallel when

  viewed from behind.

  FEET

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

  BODY

  Lithe and almost straight top line.  Slight slope down 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.

  TAIL

  Medium set - fairly thick at the base and tapering (whip-like), reaching just below the point of hock.

  A screw tail is undesirable.

  GAIT/MOVEMENT

  Free and flowing; head held fairly high and dog shoulder cover ground well without any apparent

  effort.  Legs and feet should move in line with body;  and tendency to throw feet sideways, or

  high stepping ‘hackney’ action highly undesirable.

  COAT

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

  COLOUR

  Tan to rich tan with white markings allowed as follows:  White tip on tail strongly desired.  White on

   chest (‘The Star’).  White on toes.  Slim white blaze on centre line of face permissible.  Flecking or

   white other than above undesirable.

   SIZE

   Dogs:   56 - 63 cms (22-25 ins);  Bitches:  53 - 61 cms (21 - 24 ins).

   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 and its effect upon the health

   and welfare of the dog and on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work.

  NOTE

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


THE K.C. BREED STANDARD