8 Unique and Rare African Dog Breeds


The Basenji is often referred to as the "barkless dog" because it produces unique vocalizations rather than traditional barks.

Rhodesian Ridgeback

The Rhodesian Ridgeback, also called the African Lion Hound, hails from Southern Africa. 


The Azawakh is a sighthound breed originating from West Africa. It has a slender and elegant physique, built for speed and agility. 


The Sloughi is another African sighthound breed that has been in existence for centuries.


The Boerboel, also known as the South African Mastiff, is a large and powerful breed that originated in South Africa. 

Coton de Tulear

Although not exclusive to Africa, the Coton de Tulear is believed to have originated in Madagascar


Africanis is a landrace dog that is indigenous to several regions of Africa. It is known for its versatility, adaptability, and working capabilities.


The Boerbull, also known as the South African Boerboel, is a breed developed in South Africa by crossing various European and African breeds. 

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