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 They should be inquisitive and playful and not withdrawn or shy.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.

Backyard Breeder

Puppies are some of the cutest things alive and the process of bringing a new puppy into your home can feel magical! However, many new puppy parents make the mistake of purchasing their puppies from ‘backyard breeders’. Backyard breeders are people who breed and sell puppies for a profit without any care for the health and lives of the puppies or their parents

How to spot a backyard breeder

The Litter

What to look for in a responsible breeder

fall in love with Your Pharaoh Hound

Spend time

Chatting to you on the phone and will arrange a time for you to visit to meet their puppies, along with their mum and siblings, in the place where they were born and raised.

Promoting The Welfare, Good Name Of The

to have more than one meeting to ensure you and the puppy are compatible. Be happy to answer all of your questions and ask you just as many to make sure their puppies are going to a good home. Be happy to use The Puppy Contract. Be happy to show you their Local Authority license if they are breeding and selling pets as a business (to make a profit)

fun and healthy

Provide genuine paperwork/certificates for puppy vaccinations, microchipping (which is a legal requirement), worming and results for health tests where relevant.

Questions a good and caring breeder will ask you

is your garden/yard secure, preferably with at least a 5ft high fence/wall around all of it?


If So will anyone be there to take care of the dog?

If so how do you plan to integrate your new puppy 

If so how many?
what ages are they?
what role will they play in the puppies welfare?

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?

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