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DOGS OF AFRICA (PDF File)

 

 

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8.5 x 11" format, 390 pages, heavily illustrated, references and index  
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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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