Dog Breeds that Originated in Africa

The Basenji is an ancient sight hound known for its cat-like grooming habits and yodeling vocals.


Bred to hunt lions, the muscular Ridgeback has a distinctive ridge of hair along its back.

Rhodesian Ridgeback

A large guardian breed from South Africa, the Boerboel is confident, powerful, and attentive.


Known for its spotted coat, the Catahoula is an energetic herder and hog hunter.

Catahoula Leopard Dog

The elegant Sloughi is a North African sight hound that excels at lure coursing and racing.


Resembling an ancient Egyptian hunting dog, this athletic sighthound has a vivid red coat.

Pharaoh Hound

An ancient Sicilian breed, the Cirneco is a slender hunter adept at tracking rabbits and hares.

Cirneco dell'Etna

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