Saluki: Tall, slender, strong, and athletic. One of the oldest breeds dating back to 7000 B.C. Loved by Egyptian royalty. Still popular as pets. AKC recognized in 1927, gaining popularity in the U.S.
Rhodesian Ridgeback: Crossed Khoikhoi dog with European breeds. Skilled lion hunters, adept at facing leopards and monkeys. Active, loyal, and gaining popularity, especially in the U.S.
African wild dog: Also known as painted dog/wolf (Lycaon pictus). Found in sub-Saharan Africa, they roam in packs, hunting antelope, rodents, birds, and wildebeests.
Aidi: Thick, soft coat resembling traditional sheepdogs. Developed in Morocco for mountain protection. Smart, loyal, and protective, popular as pets. Not AKC recognized, but valued in North Africa.
Boerboel: Often mistaken for Cane Corsos or mastiffs. Powerful yet gentle giants, intelligent, loyal, and great with kids. Result of interbreeding European guard dogs with African bloodlines.
Sloughi: Ancient breed, loved by hunters and Egyptian royalty. Popular for hunting and guarding in Morocco. Aloof with strangers, but affectionate with known ones. Lovely pets.
Basenji: Small, athletic, and high stamina. Needs exercise to prevent boredom. Lovely, affectionate pets. Doesn't bark, yodels instead. Long history of domestication seen in ancient Egyptian.
Extremely rare African breed, long bodies, varying skin tones, and hairlessness. Preserved taxidermy exists, but likely extinct. Possibly influenced the Chinese crested. Lost history.
Chinese Crested: Origin uncertain, possibly evolved from African hairless dogs crossed with Chinese breeds. Unique appearance with mostly hairless, pink-ish skin, and tufts of hair on the head.
Coton de Tulear: Fluffy companion dog from Madagascar. Preferred lapdog of nobles. Isolated for centuries. Discovered by French tourists in the 1960s, popular in Europe.