The dog of Africa: Johan and Edith Gallant
The name 'AfriCanis' is a junction of ‘Africa’ and 'Canis' (the Latin word for dog). It stands for 'dog of Africa' and refers to the subequatorial native African dogs, namely the aboriginal dogs which for centuries have been an integral part of the life of the Bantu and Khoisan speaking people in Southern Africa.
The website’s information is the result of 25 years of research that required us to travel over more than ten thousands of km around Southern Africa to far-off traditional rural tribal land to document; photograph and take DNA samples of this unique Landrace.
AfriCanis Dog - the aboriginal dog of sub-equatorial Africa
AfriCanis dog is the umbrella name for ALL southern African native dogs. Over the centuries they have been shaped by Africa for Africa
What is the difference between a Landrace versus a dog breed?
Recent DNA research has indicated that the transition from wild Canis lupus (wolf) to its domestic form: the dog (Canis familiaris) took place in the South Eastern China