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- He's one of the oldest breeds with proof he existed in Ancient Egypt
- He was developed in central Africa for hunting and excelled at it because he was courageous, intelligent, fast, powerful and worked silently
- He arrived in England in 1937
- He made it to the United States in 1941
Personality and Behavior
- He's known as the "Barkless Dog" and is mostly silent, but occasionally makes yodeling noises
- He's affectionate and loving to his family
- He's got lots of energy and is very active
- He loves to play and will spur you into playing with him
- He's fastidious and cleans himself all over like a cat does
- He lacks a doggy odor
- He is cautious and slow to warm up to strangers
- He tends to be independent and aloof at times but forms a strong bond with his owner
- He can be a great escape artist and will climb a fence to go wandering
- He can't be trusted with smaller pets and has a strong chasing instinct
- He's quite patient which makes him good with children
- He's one of the most difficult breeds to train. You will need lots of patience as he is one of the slowest to learn obedience commands.
- He sheds quite a bit of hair. You'll find some hair stuck to your clothes, couch and carpets.
Grooming / Maintenance
- His short coat only needs to be brushed occasionally. However, because it sheds you may find yourself brushing it once a week, or more, to minimize the hair in your home (what you remove with a brush doesn't end up on the couch!).