Village Dog Namibia

Namibian Stray Dogs are a breed of dog of varied appearance and impressive adaptability, known for their survival in the hostile desert environment and their ability to adapt to a variety of situations.

General details

In general, their weight can range from 10 to 25 kilograms, and their height at the withers can be around 40 to 60 centimeters. The average life expectancy of these dogs depends on several factors, but is estimated to be between 10 and 15 years. They are not recognized as a breed by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI).

Breed history in brief

The Namibian Stray Dog is a breed of dog that originated in Namibia, a country located in southwestern Africa. Its history dates back to ancient times, as stray dogs have existed in this region for centuries. They are believed to be descended from local dogs that have mixed with other breeds over time. The evolution of this breed has been influenced by various factors, such as adaptation to the environment, natural selection and the influence of dogs introduced by settlers and traders. Throughout history, these dogs have played an important role in the life of local communities, helping in tasks such as protecting livestock, hunting and keeping the inhabitants company.

Breed characteristics

Namibian Stray Dogs exhibit a wide diversity in their population, presenting a varied range of characteristics in terms of appearance, coat, colors, tail, eyes, ears and temperament. We can observe both short and long coats, and a variety of colors including black, brown, white or combinations thereof. In addition, the shape and size of their tail, eyes and ears also exhibit remarkable variability. In terms of temperament, Namibian Stray Dogs tend to be adaptable, intelligent and alert due to their life in rural and urban environments. They are known for their survival and adaptation skills to different situations.

Common health problems

Due to their genetic nature coming from a great diversity of dog breeds, there is not enough knowledge about which are the most common diseases that such dogs can suffer from. However, given their lifestyle, they are more likely to suffer from parvovirus, canine distemper, leptospirosis, ticks, fleas and mange.

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