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Other names African Dog
Bantu Dog
Hottentot Hunting Dog
Khoikhoi Dog
Zulu Dog
Umbwa Wa Ki-Shenzi
Origin South Africa
Breed status Not 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.

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