Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Yes Virginia There is A Pharaoh Hound

While many of my readers have moved on, thinking that I would never write again, I have returned-sort of. I have been kept busy with a puppy, some personal difficulties, work and an marked decrease in my time spent alone.

My puppy is an amazing creature. He's smart, silly, energetic and a lot of work. He's also the cutest (soon to be handsomest) puppy ever. I know that these dogs are supposed to be aloof and somewhat standoff-ish, but in his case that means coming over to a stranger, sniffing them and then moving on. His need to be near me, or at least within visual range of me to feel at ease. There are times when he'd rather be with me than eat in the other room (strange for a dog that is so incredibly food motivated.) The long and short of it is this: I'm a 24 hour dad now...and though it's alot of work, it's still the best thing that's ever happened to me.

I get questioned all the time: what kind of dog is that? What's he mixed with? Is that a new breed? How'd you find out about him? Is there a local breeder? and many, many more questions as well. Those answers as well as many others will be forthcoming.


Anonymous said...

I dunno if you said or not but, I'm in Virginia and would LOVE to know if there are any local Pharaoh Hound breeders around. I have have been desperately searching for a close breeder, and so far no luck. you're help would be of great thanks.

Edster said...

The closest breeders are in PA. There's a few of them. Your best bet to get into contact with them is to go onto the Pharaoh Hound Club of America's website, or http://forums.doghobbyist.com/forum.php?catid=131into the pharaoh hound forum.

Be prepared to play 20 (or more) questions. We who love these dogs are very, very protective of our breed. These dogs are nothing like any other dog you've ever known. They have intelligence, memory, independence, absolutely ZERO will to please, and they carry themselves above every other dog they see.

Good luck in your search, you neglected to give me any contact info, so I hope you check back.