Kelb Tal-Fenek

What dogs are under 40 pounds?

Medium Dogs—Roughly ranging from 20-50 pounds (9-23 kg) American Cocker Spaniel. Basenji. Airedale Terrier. Beagle. German Pinscher. Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen. Pharaoh Hound (Kelb Tal-Fenek) Boston Terrier.

What is the Egyptian dog?

The Pharaoh Hound is a Maltese breed of dog and the national dog of Malta. In Maltese it is called Kelb tal-Fenek, which means "rabbit dog". Some believe that there are similarities between the breed and images of dogs found on the walls of ancient Egyptian tombs.

What dogs originated in Egypt?

From Egypt, the Pharaoh Hound was imported into Malta by Phoenician traders. There they were called the "Kelb tal-Fenek," meaning "dog of the rabbit," after the prey the local hunters used the dog to catch. The breed thrived and became the official dog of Malta.