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Dog Breeds Similar To The Nigerian ‘local Dog’ by DogLover24(f): 11:20am On Feb 22, 2017
Over the years there have been a lot of speculations and questions about the origin of the Nigerian local dog, some of which were raised when I wrote on the Basenji. While the group’s origin is largely unknown (due to lack of research on our part), there are a few breeds that I can not help but notice share a keen resemblance and possibly common ancestors with the local dog. These breeds are listed below;

The Africanis

The Africanis, also known as the African Hunting Dog is a breed indigenous to Africa, particularly Southern Africa. It is believed to be of ancient origin, directly descended from hounds and pariah dogs of ancient Africa, introduced into the Nile Valley from the Levant. The Swahili name for the breed is umbwa wa ki-shenzi meaning common or mongrel or “traditional dog”. The Africanis is medium sized with a slender build, it comes in a variety of colours, with very short, hard and thick coats.

The Africanis is very loyal and courageous with tremendous stamina. It is very playful, intelligent and good with kids. The breed is recognised by the Kennel Union of Southern Africa has a Landrace (emerging breed).



Pharaoh Hound

The Pharaoh Hound is one of the oldest domesticated dogs in recorded history. The breed’s exact origin is unknown, but some believe it began in ancient Egypt. The Pharaoh Hound is independent-minded, highly intelligent, and occasionally stubborn, yet very trainable when positive methods are used.

Numerous Egyptian artifacts and writings show a dog that is probably a direct ancestor of the Pharaoh Hound. The preservation of the breed can be credited to Malta (and Gozo) where it is known to have existed for over 2,000 years. The breed was recognised by the AKC in 1983 and is the national Hound of Malta.



Azawakh

The Azawakh is a sight hound originating from West Africa, particularly from, Algeria, Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso, they are also bred and owned by other ethnic groups such as the Peulh, Bella, and Hausa. For hundreds of years, this breed has been the companion of the nomads of the southern Sahara, they are named after the Azawakh Valley which spans the region. The Azawakh is a working dog used to hunt small to medium animals and to guard the household. They are relatively uncommon in Europe and North America.

The Azawakh is an excellent training companion for runners and is nearly impervious to heat, it will happily run in weather over 100 degrees Fahrenheit that would kill other dogs. The breed was first recorded in the AKC foundation in 1997 and was recognised by the United Kennel Club on January 1, 1993.



Basenji


Originating from Central Africa, the Basenji is thought to be one of the world’s oldest breed of dog, dating back to the 4th dynasty (of Eygpt) over 4000 years ago. The Basenji has been used as a hunting and tracking dog since time immemorial and is placed in the hound group, specifically, as a sight hound.

The breed’s most unique characteristic is that it does not bark, this is as a result of its unusually shaped larynx. Although the breed is known to make a variety of sounds (yodelling and howling), it is usually quiet, a trait which gives the basenji the nickname ‘barkless dog’.


Pariah Dog

Pariah is a term which was initially coined to describe feral or stray medium-sized dogs found inAfrica, India, or southeastern Asia, However, throughout the 20th century, cynologists have been using the term “Pariah” to describe a primitive naturally selected breed of dogs that have the same physical appearance in all parts of the world in which they are found.

While most pariah dogs are free-ranging, not all free-ranging dogs are genetically pariah dogs, they are also not “mongrel” or “mutt,” which means a dog of mixed breed—although most mix-breed dogs are partly pariah. Individual dogs may be stray pets, descended from strays, or from litters abandoned by owners.

Source :WOOFLINE PETS http://wooflinepets.com/2017/01/29/dogs-similar-to-the-nigerian-local-dog/

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Re: Dog Breeds Similar To The Nigerian ‘local Dog’ by fratermathy(m): 12:11am On Jun 29, 2017
Quite informative. Nigerian local dogs are unacknowledged due to the "foreign is better" mentality of Nigerians.

CC:
Seun, Lalasticlala

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Re: Dog Breeds Similar To The Nigerian ‘local Dog’ by veekid(m): 10:02am On Jun 29, 2017
Lala for snake, Seun for dogs

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Re: Dog Breeds Similar To The Nigerian ‘local Dog’ by Moreoffaith(m): 10:03am On Jun 29, 2017
calabar.

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Re: Dog Breeds Similar To The Nigerian ‘local Dog’ by Lexusgs430: 10:03am On Jun 29, 2017
My people from calabar and Ondo, food don land o...

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Re: Dog Breeds Similar To The Nigerian ‘local Dog’ by mrtegation99(m): 10:03am On Jun 29, 2017
OP can lie. If it's not our Mumu local Nigerian dog it's not it at all. All other dogs are fake

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Re: Dog Breeds Similar To The Nigerian ‘local Dog’ by mikeczay: 10:03am On Jun 29, 2017
Calabarians. Take note

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Re: Dog Breeds Similar To The Nigerian ‘local Dog’ by freemanbubble: 10:03am On Jun 29, 2017
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Re: Dog Breeds Similar To The Nigerian ‘local Dog’ by Imoobot(m): 10:03am On Jun 29, 2017
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Re: Dog Breeds Similar To The Nigerian ‘local Dog’ by rapcy(m): 10:03am On Jun 29, 2017
Interesting
Re: Dog Breeds Similar To The Nigerian ‘local Dog’ by Nobody: 10:04am On Jun 29, 2017
Mongrels a.k.a 404... I heard d meat is addictive... How true is that?

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Re: Dog Breeds Similar To The Nigerian ‘local Dog’ by Jamesmatic(m): 10:04am On Jun 29, 2017
Where dem d effiong & ekankete....

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Re: Dog Breeds Similar To The Nigerian ‘local Dog’ by sotall(m): 10:05am On Jun 29, 2017
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Re: Dog Breeds Similar To The Nigerian ‘local Dog’ by Oladelson(m): 10:05am On Jun 29, 2017
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Re: Dog Breeds Similar To The Nigerian ‘local Dog’ by westlius(m): 10:05am On Jun 29, 2017
veekid:
Lala for snake, Seun for dogs
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Re: Dog Breeds Similar To The Nigerian ‘local Dog’ by YelloweWest: 10:05am On Jun 29, 2017
Oro oro dog.

These dogs can chop shìt eh angry

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Re: Dog Breeds Similar To The Nigerian ‘local Dog’ by PrecisionFx(m): 10:05am On Jun 29, 2017
Dingos of Australia actually looks exactly like our dogs here. Though Dingos are wild animals.

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Re: Dog Breeds Similar To The Nigerian ‘local Dog’ by soberdrunk(m): 10:05am On Jun 29, 2017
See Bingo foreign cousins ooooo!!!
Re: Dog Breeds Similar To The Nigerian ‘local Dog’ by mrtegation99(m): 10:05am On Jun 29, 2017
Nma27:
Mongrels a.k.a 404... I heard d meat is addictive... How true is that?

My Calabar sister, the meat is addictive like Zee World. grin
Re: Dog Breeds Similar To The Nigerian ‘local Dog’ by NwaAmaikpe: 10:05am On Jun 29, 2017
shocked

They are all ekukes.

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Re: Dog Breeds Similar To The Nigerian ‘local Dog’ by Soljaboi44(m): 10:05am On Jun 29, 2017
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Re: Dog Breeds Similar To The Nigerian ‘local Dog’ by sprado(m): 10:06am On Jun 29, 2017
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Re: Dog Breeds Similar To The Nigerian ‘local Dog’ by GreatCracker(m): 10:06am On Jun 29, 2017
I DON'T REALLY THINK I NEED THIS PIECE OF INFORMATION....SO I'LL JUST WALK BY
Re: Dog Breeds Similar To The Nigerian ‘local Dog’ by Nobody: 10:07am On Jun 29, 2017
mrtegation99:


My Calabar sister, the meat is addictive like Zee World. grin
I'm IBO. I've never tasted it yet.
Re: Dog Breeds Similar To The Nigerian ‘local Dog’ by israosita8(m): 10:08am On Jun 29, 2017
even inside dog thread, una go still bring tribalism...na wa o
Re: Dog Breeds Similar To The Nigerian ‘local Dog’ by oshe11: 10:08am On Jun 29, 2017
Bia..... U dis OP dem use dog swear 4 u



Na so im dey start ooo, NEXT U WUD START ABUSING AND KPANSHING DOGS, DOGLOVER KWA
Re: Dog Breeds Similar To The Nigerian ‘local Dog’ by Gee001(f): 10:08am On Jun 29, 2017
Our Nigerian bingo grin
Re: Dog Breeds Similar To The Nigerian ‘local Dog’ by Dutchey(m): 10:09am On Jun 29, 2017
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Re: Dog Breeds Similar To The Nigerian ‘local Dog’ by Echatbook: 10:10am On Jun 29, 2017
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