The Pharaoh Hound is thought to have originated in Egypt, but to date, they have been traced back about 5,000 years to what is modern-day Turkey. They are highly intelligent and easier to train than most other breeds. However, they are also fiercely independent and do not take well to anger or punishment. All this will do is frighten your pup and make him non-responsive to your best efforts to get him calmed down enough for grooming.
Pharaoh Hounds are considered to be very sensitive in nature, so you need to remain calm when working with your pup. Thankfully, they have very short coats that require little more than a weekly brushing and the occasional bath. Being so sensitive also means you need to take your time letting your pup get used to being touched and to the tools you use to groom him.
Although your pooch might fuss and struggle a little at first, the sooner you get started the easier it will be. The more time you spend with your pup simply touching him, petting him, and rubbing every inch of his body, the easier it will be to introduce the brush and the grooming process to him.