Ancient dog breeds
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Fourteen ancient breeds of dog have recently been identified through advances in DNA analysis. These breeds of domesticated dog show the fewest genetic differences from wolves. The breeds are geographically diverse including dogs from Siberia Japan Alaska China Tibet and Africa.

in recorded history. The then “Melita” (archaic name for Malta) were brought to Malta by Phoenician traders more than 2000 years ago.1
still in existence in the world today.2
show that genetically, sled dogs are no more closely related to wolves than any of the other ancient dog breeds.3
and is believed to have originated in China’s Kwangtung Province.4
still in existence in the world today. 柴犬在日文中意即“灌木丛狗”,属小型犬。柴犬是古老的日本狗种。雄性身体长38至41厘米,属于小型狗种。于1936年(昭和11年)12月16日 被列为日本的天然记念物(指定了六种日本狗种的其中一个),亦是现存六种日本狗中唯一的小型狗。根据日本狗保存会,现在在日本被饲养的日本狗种里,柴 犬占约80%。 Comments and faves 1.5
to be found in recorded history. It has been estimated that the breed originated around 6,000 B.C., or 8,000 years ago.6
still in existence in the world today Inu is the Japanese word for dog, but the origin of the prefix "Shiba" is less clear.7
of Japan, dating back to the 3rd century, the Shiba Inu was originally bred for hunting, in the dense undergrowth of Japan's mountainous regions.8
are some of the modern (documented) descendants of such natural breeds.9
Information on Shih Tzu is easy to find, but the facts may not always be right due to their long history.10
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whose ancestors came from the extremely cold and harsh environment: their origins are traced to the Chukchi tribes of Siberia.12
still in existence in the world today. Shibas are VERY intelligent dogs that are easy to train.13
still in existence in the world today. Inu is the Japanese word for dog, but the origin of the prefix "Shiba" is less clear. The ...14
in the world, dating back to Ancient Egyptian times as noted in depictions on the steles of the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs.15
such as the Pariah Dog of India and the Canaan Dog of Israel. They also behave a bit differently than other dog breeds or mongrels.16
, Shih Tzus were first kept as vermin hunters, then primarily as pets.17
like the Dingo and the New Guinea singing dog, as well as some modern breeds like the collie and the retriever; * Sequences taken from the Elkhound and the German Shepherd, as well as some other breeds, most closely resembled certain wolf sequences; * There were no matches to any wolf populations living today.18
still in existence in the world today. "I am dedicated to bringing you a top quality puppy that is happy, healthy and playful.19
! We are two friends,Evangelos and Themistoklis,who share the same love and passion for dogs and especially for hounds!We both grew up with mainly dogs in our homes but also with cats, birds and other animals.20
with "genetic fingerprints" that are similar to those of wolves are: 21
arose in Egypt, including the Saluki, Pharoah Hound, Ibizan Hound, Greyhound-type dogs and Basenji look-alikes. And despite political disagreements, Egypt still loves pets. ...22