"...a great keep faith with 5,000 years of true breeding...they must shun man's natural tendency to 'improve' which so often in dog breeding terms means to alter out of all recognition"


The PHCA is a member of the American Kennel Club (AKC). It is the only national Pharaoh Hound breed club recognized and sanctioned by the AKC, whose duty is to preserve and protect the breed and its official breed standard. The major objective of the Club is to encourage and promote purebred Pharaoh Hounds and to do all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection.... READ MORE >>

Club Awards

Pharaoh Hound Club Awards

We have been celebrating the achievements of the best of the best of our breed since our inception. Here you’ll find our winners of the past, as well as listings of our dual and triple champions, and earned title statistics. READ MORE >>

About The Pharaoh Hound

The Pharaoh Hound remains true to type and function. Our breeders recognize the versatility of the Pharaoh Hound and strive to maintain the integrity of the breed. A large number of Pharaoh Hound champions have earned performance titles as well. For more about this astonishing breed, please spend some time here at our site. There’s a wonderful world to explore.... READ MORE >>

Pharaoh Hound Health Survey

All pharaoh hound owners and breeders are encouraged to fill out the PHCA health survey. All PHCA members are required to submit their information annually. The data is used only in aggregate and is kept confidential. No survey results are traceable to any individual dog. PHCA uses this information to assess the health issues of our breed.


The Pharaoh Hound is a versatile breed that is a highly intelligent sighthound with a great nose. Today’s Pharaoh Hounds are successful in agility, obedience/rally, conformation, lure coursing and as therapy dogs. Owners are always finding new activities to keep their smart pharaoh hounds engaged that are not traditional sighthound activities, such as nose work, herding and carting. ... READ MORE >>

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