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Pharaoh Hound vs Poodle vs Rat Terrier Comparison - Dog breed selector: Kelb Tal-Fenek (in Country Of Origin) or French Poodle or American Rat Terrier? Find the right dog for you

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Name Pharaoh Hound Poodle Rat Terrier
OriginsMalta Germany France United States
Group Hunting Dogs Companion Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank174797
Reviews071
User Ratings

Other Names Kelb Tal-Fenek (in Country Of Origin), Pharaoh French Poodle, Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Grosse Pudel American Rat Terrier, Ratting Terrier, Decker Giant, RT, Rat, Rattie
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1983 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Non-Sporting & Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2013 as a Terrier breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Primitive type section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Poodle section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition No data available American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Canadian Canine Registry
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
National Kennel Club
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
United Kennel Club
American Canine Association, Inc.
Price $1800-$2000 $1000-$1500 $300-$500

Pharaoh Hound vs Poodle vs Rat Terrier General Appearance Comparison

Size Medium Medium Small
Weight 45-55 pounds (20-25 kg) Male: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg) Standard: 12-35 pounds (5.5-16 kg)
Avg. Weight 50 pounds (22.5 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg) Standard: 23.5 pounds (5.10.5 kg)
Height Male: 23-25 inches (59-63 cm), Female: 21-24 inches (53-61 cm) 15 inches (38 cm) or more Standard: 14-23 inches (35.5-58.5 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 24 inches (61 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm) 15 inches (38 cm) or more Standard: 18.5 inches (35.5-58.5 cm)

Pharaoh Hound vs Poodle vs Rat Terrier Hair & Care Comparison

Coat Shiny Curly Dense
Shiny
Colors Chestnut
Tan
White
Red
Golden
Apricot
Brown
Gray
Silver
White
Fawn
Blue
Cream
Red
Beige
Black
Tan
Brown
White
Blue
Tricolor
Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Pharaoh Hound requires minimal grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Effortless: The Rat Terrier requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Pharaoh Hounds shed none to minimal.
Poodles shed none to minimal.
Rat Terriers shed above average.

Pharaoh Hound vs Poodle vs Rat Terrier Characteristics Comparison

Temperament Active
Intelligent
Sociable
Affectionate
Playful
Trainable
Active
Faithful
Intelligent
Alert
Instinctual
Trainable
Affectionate
Inquisitive
Loving
Alert
Lively
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Pharaoh Hound's has great intelligence.
Outstanding: Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Smart: Rat Terrier's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Pharaoh Hounds are easy to train.
Poodles are easy to train.
Rat Terriers are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Pharaoh Hounds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Poodle is a playful breed.
Rat Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Pharaoh Hounds don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Pharaoh Hounds are highly affectionate dogs.
Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Rat Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Pharaoh Hounds are a social breed.
Poodles need a lot of social interaction.
Rat Terriers need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Low to Average: The Pharaoh Hound rarely barks.
Average to high: The Poodle is a vocal breed.
Average: The Rat Terrier barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Pharaoh Hounds are not the best watchdogs.
Poodles are good watchdogs.
Rat Terriers are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Pharaoh Hounds can't provide protection for their territory.
Poodles strongly protect their territory.
Rat Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Pharaoh Hound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Rat Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Pharaoh Hounds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Poodles have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Rat Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Pharaoh Hound is strong enough to escape from home.
Poodles have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Rat Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Pharaoh Hounds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Rat Terriers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Pharaoh Hounds are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Poodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Rat Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Pharaoh Hounds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Rat Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Pharaoh Hounds do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Poodles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Rat Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Pharaoh Hound vs Poodle vs Rat Terrier Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Pharaoh Hounds are stranger friendly dogs.
Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
Rat Terriers are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Pharaoh Hounds are kid-friendly dogs.
Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Rat Terriers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Pharaoh Hounds are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Rat Terriers are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Pharaoh Hounds are dog-friendly dogs.
Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Rat Terriers are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Pharaoh Hound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Rat Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pharaoh Hounds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Rat Terriers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Pharaoh Hounds usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Rat Terriers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Pharaoh Hounds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Poodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Rat Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Yes
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Pharaoh Hound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Poodle breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Rat Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Pharaoh Hound vs Poodle vs Rat Terrier Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Pharaoh Hounds tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
The Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Rat Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems No data available Addison's Disease
Allergies
Bloat
Canine Atrial Septal Defect (asd)
Cataracts
Cushing's Syndrome
Ear Infections
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Legg-perthes Disease
Neonatal Encephalopathy (news)
Optic Nerve Hypoplasia
Patellar Luxation
Premature Graying
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Runny Eyes
Sebaceous Adenitis
Von Willebrand's Disease
Eye Problems
Heart Problems
Hip Dysplasia
Legg-perthes Disease
Patellar Luxation
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 12-15 years 15-18 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes No
Energy Level
Pharaoh Hounds have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Rat Terriers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Pharaoh Hounds have an average exercise need.
Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Rat Terriers have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Pharaoh Hounds like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Rat Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 2 to 2.5 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. No data available
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average to High.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers warm weather Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers warm weather
Stinkiness Medium
The Pharaoh Hound has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Poodle has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Rat Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Pharaoh Hound is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Rat Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Pharaoh Hound vs Poodle vs Rat Terrier Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 6-8 puppies 2-4 puppies 5-7 puppies

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