Fossils show that the first dogs were tamed between 20,000 and 40,000 years ago. It's not clear which breed is the oldest because DNA dates back before the most popular breeds.
were found on Russia's Zhokhov Island with sleds. Similar to modern Laika-type and Alaskan malamutes.
Basenjis are the ancestors of Egyptian dogs. They yodel instead of bark, have a cat-like personality, jump high in the grass, need exercise and mental stimulation
The Akita Inu was born in northern Japan 5,000 years ago. It was raised to hunt big animals. A breed of dog that is loyal and polite
Siberian Huskies, bred in Chuckchi Peninsula near Alaska, are moderate-sized, intelligent dogs with blue eyes.
The ancient Mexican hairless dog breed Xoloitzcuintli, or Xolos, named after god of death. They are intelligent, devoted, and protective.
Afghan hounds are graceful, agile hunting canines native to Afghanistan or Egypt. They are difficult to train but excellent with families.
Samoyeds are gorgeous, vivacious, and intelligent dogs with a long history in Siberian culture. They enjoy digging, communicate vocally
Inuit cultures relied on Alaskan Malamutes for hunting and transportation. They are determined, devoted, and playful
known for its independence and the desire for romantic adventure. They consider it a declaration of love to take a trip together.