Top 10 Oldest Dog Breeds In The World, Ranked

Basenji

Basenji, is the oldest dog breed in the world backed by a scientific study comparing the genomic analysis of 161 current dog breeds.

Chinese Saluki

Also known as the Shanxi Xigou, this dog was around during the Tang Dynasty ruling of China.

Tibetan Mastiff

The Tibetan Mastiff, also known as the Tibetan Bulldog is considered the progenitor of all Mastiff dog breeds.

Siberian Husky

The earliest recognition of the Siberian Husky dates back a whopping 33,000 years with a dog skull found in the Altai mountains.

Greenland Dog

Much like its name, the Greenland breed was brought to Greenland by the Paleo-Eskimo folk, whose first cultures date 2500BC.

Alaskan Malamute

Great physical capacity to take down large game and a robust physic meant one thing – a dog of war.

Shiba Inu

It has Japanese origins like the Akita Inu, although it is mostly believed to have originated from china.

Akita Inu

Akita Inu was ‘employed’ in the hunting of wild animals, however, they also performed guardianship functions in homes.

Shar Pei

Impressively independent, these old dog breeds stood out for their hunting and herding skills.

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Chow Chow

The blue-tongued Chow Chow is well renowned for its distinctive appearance, fluffy coat, and peculiar tongue.