Dog Breeds That Hail from Different Parts of Africa 

The Basenji originated in the Congo. They are energetic, affectionate dogs known for not barking.


The Boerboel descended from working farm dogs in South Africa. They are confident protectors.


From Zimbabwe, Rhodesian Ridgebacks are loyal hunting and companion dogs distinguished by a ridge of fur along their back.

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Originating in West Africa, Azawakhs are sighthounds bred to hunt gazelles and guard settlements.  


Sloughis are elegant, swift North African sighthounds used to hunt hares and jackals. They bond closely with their owners.


The Pharaoh Hound is the national dog of Malta. They have hunted rabbits for thousands of years.

Pharaoh Hound

The Africanis descended from dogs brought to South Africa thousands of years ago. They are territorial watchdogs.

Coton de Tulear

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