The Pharaoh Hound is easy to groom. He is an average shedder, and brushing weekly with a hound mitt will help keep flyaway hair under control, and will help keep the coat shiny. They do not emit a dog odor, so they only need to be bathed as needed. Some owners avoid baths all together by wiping the dog down with a damp cloth a few times per week.
Since the coat of the Pharaoh doesn’t protect from the elements, they are prone to nicks and cuts from simple things like playing outdoors. While brushing, it is important to check for small wounds that should be cleaned in order to prevent infection.
The ears should be checked on a regular basis for signs of wax buildup, irritation or infection. Clean them with a cotton ball and a veterinarian-approved cleanser; never use a cotton swab in a dog’s ear canal. Teeth should be brushed on a weekly basis to prevent tartar buildup, promote gum health and keep bad breath at bay. Trim nails monthly if the dog does not wear the toenails down naturally outdoors.
If you have a good diet in place your Pharaoh Hound will have a full-color soft coat. What you feed your dog matters to how often your dog will need to be groomed.