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DOGS OF AFRICA, SOFTCOVER, ONE COPY ONLY
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Author: Sian Hall
 
A fascinating resource for anyone interested in the dog breeds originating in and indigenous to Africa, including those newly recognized by AKC. Hall delves deeply into the history, characteristics, similarities and dissimilarities of African dog breeds in the seven basic African dog types.
 
 
 

 

 
Here’s a fascinating resource for anyone interested in the African breeds, including those newly recognized by AKC. Hall delves deeply into the history, characteristics, similarities and dissimilarities of breeds in the seven basic African dog types. Maps illustrate where the dogs originated.
 
AUTHOR’S BIO
Sian Hall was born in Kitwe Zambia. She obtained her BA (Hons) in Anthropology in English Literature at Rhodes University, and is presently a Ph.D candidate in Anthropology at the same university. Sian has had a life-long interest in the indigenous dogs of Africa, an interest which her family kept some of these little known breeds as pets. In 1990 she initiated a project aimed at researching and promoting the various popular articles and contributed to television programs on this topic.
                Sian is also a writer having produced books on various topics. She is the owner of six Rhodesian Ridgebacks.
 
REVIEWS
“…an evocative and ground-breaking book celebrating Africa’s domesticated dogs…” (Jill Gowans, Africa Geographic)
 
“It is a big book and a big read, and worth every minute spent with it.” (Jan Buchanan, Dogs in Canada)
 
“Sian Hall provides a detailed examination of dog breeds that have historic connections to the African continent.” (Janice Kiler-Matznick; Director, The Primitive and Aboriginal Dog Society)
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Acknowledgments
Introduction
SECTION ONE—PARIAHS
 1. Drummers on the Fringes
 2. Spellbinders of the Forest, The Basenji
 3. Keepers of the Fold, Shepherds and Flock Guardians
 4. In Napoleon’s Path, The Egyptian Armant
 5. Small Wonder, The Aidi
 6. The Lonely Shepherd, The Bedouin Shepherd
 7. The Four-Footed Sabra, The Canaan Dog
 
SECTION TWO—INDIGENOUS SOUTHERN
AFRICAN DOGS
 8. Living History
 9. The Romance of the Zulu Sicha
 10. Forsaken Providers, Dogs of the Xhosa-Speakers
 11. When His Ship Comes In, The i-Twina
 12. Redolent With the Memory of Spice, The i-Bakhu
 13. Fading Flare, Dogs of the Khoi and Bushman
 
SECTION THREE—HOUNDS
 14. On the Scent of the Hound, The Ancient Egyptian and Ethiopian Hounds
 15. Tawny Hunter, The Rhodesian Ridgeback
 
SECTION FOUR—DESERT SIGHTHOUNDS
 16. In the Paths of Man, The Ancient Egyptian Tesem
 17. Ancient Legacy, Desert Greyhounds of the Sahara and Sahel
 18. El Baraka, The Mysterious One, The Saluki
 19. Child of the Wind, The Sloughi
 20. The Light That May Fade, The Azawakh
 
SECTION FIVE—MEDITERRANEAN SIGHTHOUNDS
 21. From the Tombs of the Kings to the Ships of Spice
 22. Voyager of Time and Space, The Ibizan Hound
 23. Astral Voyager, The Pharaoh Hound
 24. Tapping To The Seismic Beat, The Cirneco D’ell Etna
 25. Survivor of an Extinct Race, The Podenco Canario
 26. Drifting to the Dark Side of the Moon, The Grande Podengo Portuguese
 
SECTION SIX—MASTIFFS
 27. Gladiators of the Ancient World
 28. Forsaken Hero, The Presa Canario
 29. African Goliath, The Boerboel
 
SECTION SEVEN—PET DOGS
 30. Those Ancient Mariners, The Bichon Family
 31. A Diminutive Odyssey, The Maltese
 32. Hot to Handle, The Bichon Frisé
 33. Buccaneer of the High Seas, The Coton de Tulear
 34. Jaunty Afrikaner, The Maltese Poodle
 
References
Index
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