Original African Dog Breeds

The Basenji originated in central Africa as a hunting dog known for its speed, agility, and howling vocalizations.


The Rhodesian Ridgeback hails from South Africa, where it was historically used to hunt lions and guard property.

Rhodesian Ridgeback

The Boerboel is a loyal guard dog and farm dog from South Africa known for its confidence and protective nature.


The Azawakh comes from West Africa, where it served as a hunter, guard, and companion in the Sahara region.


The rugged Aidi dog comes from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, where it worked as a guard dog and herder.


The elegant Sloughi is a North African sight hound that has existed across the region for thousands of years. 


The Congo Terrier originated as small hunting dogs in the Congo region of Africa. They are peppy and alert.

Congo Terrier

Dog Breeds That Are Friendly With Cats