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Breed History
Guidelines for Potential Owners
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Owned by a Pharaoh
Club Champ Show Results
Club Open Show Results
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Championship Shows 2016
Patella Luxation
Judges Criteria
Judges List
Information/re-homing
Code Of Ethics
Membership
Club Books - For Sale
Club Goods
Guest book & Links

Guidelines when buying a Pharaoh Hound Puppy

 

 

The Pharaoh Hound Club Secretary should be able to put you in touch with members who have bred litters according to the Pharaoh Hound Club Code of Ethics.

 

Always try to see the puppies with the mother.  She shouldn’t be shut away from the puppies. The puppies should be plump and warm with round but not distended tummies. They should be inquisitive and playful and not withdrawn or shy. The whelping box and pen should be clean and there should be a warm “puppy smell” not a stale urine smell.   It is important that the puppies are reared indoors with people and other pets if possible to aid early socialisation and house training.  Easy access to an outside play area is also desirable so the puppies have a chance to play outdoors, weather permitting, and learn to empty themselves away from their sleeping area.

 

Questions you should ask ~

Have both parents been patella tested and were they both tested clear?
Are the puppies inside the house and have they been around people
and other animals etc?

What does the breeder plan to do to socialise them?
Will they be vaccinated?
Will they be micro-chipped?

Will they be wormed and flea treated?
Will they be vet checked?
Will you be given a Pedigree?

Will the puppy be Kennel Club Registered?
How old is the mother?

How old is the father?

Will you be able to make contact with the owner of the father?
How many litters has the mother had?

What is the feeding routine and diet?

Is the puppy insured?

Is the breeder a member of the Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme?  If so you should be given written guidelines about socialisation and training, feeding and exercising, worming and vaccination, copies of the parent’s health certificates, a Pedigree, Kennel Club Registration Certificate and an insurance cover note when you buy a puppy.


Questions a good and caring breeder will ask you ~

Have you a secure garden/yard preferably with at least a 5ft high fence/wall round all of it?

Are you at work all day?  

Do you have children?
Do you plan to have children? If so, what will happen to the dog? How will you integrate the baby and the dog?
Do you have any other dogs/pets? How will you introduce your puppy to existing pets?
Where
, and for how long, will you walk your puppy?
Where will your puppy sleep?
For couples - How long have you been together? (as relationship breakdown is a big reason for people re-homing their dogs).

 

If the breeder does NOT answer your questions to your satisfaction, or does not wish you to see the puppies with their mother or show you their up to date Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme registration when requested, be wary and walk away if you are in any doubt.

A good breeder will probably ask a lot more questions of you, as they will have taken great care about deciding to let their bitch have a litter. The majority of Pharaoh Hound Breeders are passionate about their breed and want to ensure that the breed maintains the qualities and functionality that have been the distinctive features of this breed for over 2,000 years.