pharaoh hound - kelb tal-fenek - red dog


Pharaoh Hound - Kelb Tal-Fenek - Red dog with yellow eyes

The "Pharaoh Hound" originated in the small island of Malta (South of Sicily - Italy).­

On the island, they call this dog the Kelb Tal-Fenek which translates to “rabbit dog” or "rabbit hunting hound".­

Originally the "Pharaoh Hound" was thought to have been linked to ancient Egypt because historians found paintings of similar looking dogs inside pyramids, and it resembles the Egyptian jackal-headed god Anubis.­ In reality, this dog is of no relation at all to any Egyptian breed but is actually a descendant from African hunting dogs.­

For more information about this dog breed, go to en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Pharaoh_­Hound.

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thanks for the Pharaoh hound breakdown!! :P