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Eight of the oldest breeds of dogs

Dog breeding according to many studies began more than 15,000 years ago. Although there are many theories about the origin of a dog, it is considered that multiplication of races is a phenomenon that arose after its domestication. Although scientists are still searching for the answer that is the dog breed, the oldest few races are often ranked among the oldest race known to man:


Saluki hrt
An ancient race of exotic and elegant looks, it is also known as the greyhound of the gazelles. It is alleged that the images of saluki can be found in the Egyptian pharaohs’ tombs. It is assumed that it was named after the city of Saluki in Yemen, and perhaps by the towns of Seleukhi in the ancient Greek empire. This race combines strength, grace and agility.

Faron dog
For this race, many claim that it is the first homemade race, because it is very similar to dogs whose performances are engraved on the walls of pharaonic tombs and ancient Egyptian art works for another 4000 years BC. This race is today the national dog of Malta, and it is pretended that the Pharaohs were brought to this island by the Phoenicians. They were imported for the first time in Great Britain in 1920, and the race was recognized in 1968.

Known as a dog that does not bark, it belongs to one of the oldest races. Originated from Central Africa is a descendant of the old African pariah dogs. Basenji is a dog of slightly lower growth, short sharp hair in red, white and black. Solid, long-haired legs and high-pitched tail, which is usually twisted into one or two rings. The first copies of the Basseins to Europe were brought by the English in 1930.

Greyhound from Ibiza
This race originates from Balearic Islands – Mallorca, Ibiza, Minorca and Formentera, where they are known under the original name “Ca Eivisec”. There is more about the theory of the arrival of this race on the islands. One states that they were brought by the Phoenicians, the other by the Carthaginians or by the Romans. This dog, which is considered the best hunter, is often described as a typical representative of one of the oldest and still existing races. The first impressions of these dogs are believed to date from ancient Egypt, and they are also presented in museum settings, which confirm the existence of this breed of 3400 BC.

Russian greyhound -Barzoj
Dog aristocratic holding of silky and leafy hair known as the imperial dog. Although at first sight it may seem fragile this dog is extremely powerful and fast. Since the 17th century in Russia, it has been cultivated and used for the hunting of wolves, turtles and bears during the cruelest Russian winters, and still holds true for an extraordinary speed of lightning speed, capable of overcoming prey for a moment’s eye.

Inka Peruvian hairless dog
Elegant and slim dog, whose look reflects speed, strength and harmony. There are several theories about the origin of this race. However, in addition to all assumptions, there is considerable evidence, on which dogs appear to look like this on numerous drawings dating back to the time before Ink. Dogs of these unusual breeds are described as pleasant dogs and they rarely lie. They move smoothly like they are without weight. If tired skin becomes pink.

Mexican hairless dog or Xoloitzcuintle
One of the oldest races in the world. It is believed that this breed in Central America is present since the time before the Aztec. It is alleged that these dogs were used as food, and later they were considered to be the earthly representative of the god “Xolotl”, by which the race was named. According to the legend, the role of this dog was to follow the souls of the dead to their eternal peace.

New Guinea Singing Dog
One of the richest races in the world is a wild dog originating from Papua New Guinea. They got the name because of their characteristic wrap-like behavior. They describe them as the only durable and resistant dogs that are excellent hunters. Some sources state that researchers wrote about this race in the 19th century. Nowadays, the New Guinea Singing Dog breed counts a total of a hundred copies.

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