The Basenji dog
Dogs resembling the Basenji can be seen in sculptures in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs. These dogs were trained to hunt lions. The Basenji is so fast they could run the lion to its death. This dog breed wasn’t successfully introduced to England until the 1930s and made its way to America shortly after.
The Carolina Dog
Known also as the American Dingo, the rare Carolina Dog may have been closely related to the very first dogs that roamed North America. Based off of ancient art depicting dogs with similar physical traits to the Carolina Dog, some experts believe that the Carolina Dog is a descendant of the breeds that may have crossed the Bering landmass over 8,000 years ago.
The Borzoi Dog
Also known as the “Russian Wolfhound,” Borzois were bred by Russian aristocracy for the purpose of hunting large game, like wolves, in very cold climates. The first Borzoi was documented in the 1600s and from there, the breed may have established as many as seven different types in Russia
The Shih Tzu Dog
Shih Tzu is descended from dogs dating back to 800 BC and has deep roots in royal Chinese history. Later, the dogs were given as gifts to English and Dutch nobility and by 1938 a standard was set for the breed. In the late 1930s, Shih Tzus finally arrived in America and rose to enormous popularity by the 1960s.