The Ancient Canines

Discover the oldest dog breeds that have walked beside humans for centuries.

The Afghan Hound

A breed that dates back to the pre-Christian era, the Afghan Hound was a favorite among royalty.

The Akita Inu

Originating in Japan, the Akita Inu is a symbol of good health, happiness, and long life.

The Alaskan Malamute

Originating in Alaska, the Alaskan Malamute was a vital work dog for the native Inuit tribe.

The Basenji

Known as the "barkless dog," the Basenji can trace its roots back to ancient Central Africa.

The Samoyed

With a history dating back over 1,000 years, the Samoyed was bred by the Samoyede people of Siberia.

The Chow Chow

With a lineage that spans over 2,000 years, the Chow Chow was a favorite among Chinese nobility.

The Saluki

Originating in Egypt around 329 B.C., the Saluki was revered and often mummified like the pharaohs.

The Siberian Husky

Originating in Siberia, the Siberian Husky was bred by the Chukchi Tribe to be a sled dog.

The Shar Pei

With their unique wrinkled skin, Shar Peis were used for hunting and guarding in ancient China.

The Greyhound

Greyhounds, one of the oldest dog breeds, were revered by both Egyptians and Romans and are known for their incredible speed and gentle demeanor.

The Enduring Canines

Celebrating the rich histories and diverse backgrounds of the world's oldest dog breeds.