Anubis and Pharaoh Hound


Statue of Anubis

The Anubis Hound is a breed of dog related to the Pharaoh Hound and possibly to the Doberman Pinscher. The Anubis originates from crossings of Pharaoh Hounds with a black coat, a trait regarded as undesirable in the breed.


The breed is very similar in appearance to the Pharaoh Hound from which it descends, although it's coat is black, or occasionally black and tan.


The breed originates from Malta with it's forebear the Pharaoh Hound. The unwanted black pups were often given away or sold cheaply as farm dogs, and they earned a reputation as good hunting dogs in their own right. In the 1970's the breed was imported to the United Kingdom where some individuals may have been crossed with the Doberman Pinscher. At some point they became known as 'Anubis' for their resemblance to the Egyptian God. The breed became recognised by The Kennel Club in 1979 and became popular as a hunting dog, show dog and pet.

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