Originally Posted by milos_mommy
I also totally forgot about the pharaoh hounds. I've only worked with one Pharaoh, and he wasn't as primitive as I think some northern breeds and shiba inus might be...he seemed more shy than primitive, honestly. But I guess compared to a lab or German shepherd, they're kind of primitive. He was well trained and very bonded to his owner.
I have worked with a couple. One was fairly easy going and while not super drivey, pretty easy to work with. The other was pretty obsessed with hunting, to the exclusion of wanting to do much else when outdoors. He was a challenge and it didn't help that his early training was force based. Both were with the same owner and from the same breeder. At local lure coursing, the breed seems to have a reputation for running off or being hard to catch after their runs.