Top 10 Ancient Dog Breeds in the world

The Akita, a subspecies of the husky, maintains its title as the world's oldest breed of dog.  More than 10,000 years old

1. Akita Inu

The Greenland sled dog resembles the Husky and Alaskan Malamute in appearance, despite the AKC not classifying it as a breed. More than 9,500 years old

2. Greenland sled dog

The Afghan is a breed of sighthound that is as swift and strong as any other breed and was developed to hunt game, such as antelopes. More than 8000 years old

3. Afghan Hound

4. Greyhound

Similar to the sighthounds shown in the 6,000 BC temple drawings found in modern-day Turkey. Greyhound is more than 8000 years old 

Although some claim it originated in Africa, the Basenji is said to be connected to the canines of Ancient Egypt, much like the Greyhound. more than 5000 years old

5. Basenji

All varieties of mastiffs, including the Korean mastiff, have existed for countless years, but the Tibetan is said to be the oldest. 5000 years old 

6. Tibetan Mastiff

As the oldest breed of dog in the world, the Saluki now holds the Guinness World Record. More than 5000 years old

7. Saluki

8. Alaskan Malamute

The ancestors of the Alaskan Malamute migrated from Siberia into Alaska thousands of years ago, where they evolved into a breed similar to the one we know today.

9. Chow Chow

Only one other breed, the Shar-Pei, shares the Chow Chow's striking blue or black tongue with other dogs. /more than 2500 years old

Despite the fact that we typically associate the Poodle with France, some people suggest it may have originated in Germany as early as the 15th century. 2000 years old

10. Poodle