Basenji, is the oldest dog breed in the world backed by a scientific study comparing the genomic analysis of 161 current dog breeds.
Also known as the Shanxi Xigou, this dog was around during the Tang Dynasty ruling of China.
The Tibetan Mastiff, also known as the Tibetan Bulldog is considered the progenitor of all Mastiff dog breeds.
The earliest recognition of the Siberian Husky dates back a whopping 33,000 years with a dog skull found in the Altai mountains.
Much like its name, the Greenland breed was brought to Greenland by the Paleo-Eskimo folk, whose first cultures date 2500BC.
Great physical capacity to take down large game and a robust physic meant one thing – a dog of war.
It has Japanese origins like the Akita Inu, although it is mostly believed to have originated from china.
Akita Inu was ‘employed’ in the hunting of wild animals, however, they also performed guardianship functions in homes.
Impressively independent, these old dog breeds stood out for their hunting and herding skills.
The blue-tongued Chow Chow is well renowned for its distinctive appearance, fluffy coat, and peculiar tongue.