Discover the oldest dog breeds that have walked beside humans for centuries.
A breed that dates back to the pre-Christian era, the Afghan Hound was a favorite among royalty.
Originating in Japan, the Akita Inu is a symbol of good health, happiness, and long life.
Originating in Alaska, the Alaskan Malamute was a vital work dog for the native Inuit tribe.
Known as the "barkless dog," the Basenji can trace its roots back to ancient Central Africa.
With a history dating back over 1,000 years, the Samoyed was bred by the Samoyede people of Siberia.
With a lineage that spans over 2,000 years, the Chow Chow was a favorite among Chinese nobility.
Originating in Egypt around 329 B.C., the Saluki was revered and often mummified like the pharaohs.
Originating in Siberia, the Siberian Husky was bred by the Chukchi Tribe to be a sled dog.
With their unique wrinkled skin, Shar Peis were used for hunting and guarding in ancient China.
Greyhounds, one of the oldest dog breeds, were revered by both Egyptians and Romans and are known for their incredible speed and gentle demeanor.
Celebrating the rich histories and diverse backgrounds of the world's oldest dog breeds.