Africanis

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Africanis
Africanis.jpg
Other namesAfrican Dog
Bantu Dog
Hottentot Hunting Dog
Khoikhoi Dog
Zulu Dog
Umbwa Wa Ki-Shenzi
OriginSouth Africa
Breed statusNot recognized as a standardized breed by any major kennel club.
Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

The Africanis is a group of rare South African dogs. They are not recognized as a breed. The Swahili name for the breed is umbwa wa ki-shenzi. This means common or mixed-breed or "traditional dog".

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Canis Africanis

The Africanis is a medium-sized dog. It is well-muscled and is a bit longer than it is tall. It has a short coat of fur that can be of any color. This dog can run very fast and also is trainable.

References[change | change source]

  • Gallant, Johan (2002). The Story of the African Dog. University of Kwazulu Natal Press. ISBN 978-1-86914-024-3.
  • Africanis Society of Southern Africa

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