Top 15 Best Dog Breeds In Kenya 2023

Various dog breeds in Kenya

What’s the best dog breed in Kenya?.

Here are the top 15 kenyan local dog breeds today ranked down from the best breed of dogs we have in the country.

A dog breed is a particular strain of dog that was purposefully bred by humans to perform specific tasks, such as herding, hunting, and guarding.

Dogs are said to be the most variable mammal on earth, with artificial selection producing around 450 globally recognized breeds.

These breeds possess distinct traits related to morphology, which include body size, skull shape, tail phenotype, fur type, body shape, and coat colour.

How Many Dog Breeds Are There?.

In Kenya today there are more than 10 well recognized dog breeds.

In the United States alone, the AKC’s dog breed list currently includes 190 dog breeds.

Worldwide, the FCI lists 360 officially recognized breeds. These don’t include experimental breeds that have yet to achieve official status.

The official lists also don’t include mixed-breed dogs, not even “designer” crossbreeds like the goldendoodle (a cross between a golden retriever and a poodle) or the puggle (a mix of beagle and pug).

If you have ever wondered what’s the oldest dog breed in the world?, then the answer would be Saluki (5000 years of existing).

The Saluki currently holds the Guinness World Record for being the oldest breed of dog in the world.

As a dog lover in Kenya, you could also be asking yourself which dog has the shortest lifespan?.

Well the Flat-faced dog breeds, including French Bulldogs and Pugs, have the shortest life expectancy, according to a new study.

With that being said, below is the the list of the top 15 different dog breeds in the country that are the best to pet in Kenya.

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If you are a pet owner in the country, or a dog owner in Kenya, then you have probably come across these dog breeds.

With the help of Kenyan dog owners, local animal shelter, rescue and organization including veterinarians in Kenya.

Kenyan Magazine has been able to come up with the list ranking of the top 15 most recommended and best dog breeds in Kenya.

Best Dog Breeds In Kenya Today:

  1. The Rottweiler
  2. The Rhodesian Ridgeback
  3. Neapolitan Mastiff
  4. The Labrador Retriever
  5. Chihuahua
  6. Australian Terrie Japanese Spitz
  7. Maltese
  8. The German Shepherd Dog
  9. Neapolitan Mastiff
  10. The English Springer Spaniel
  11. The Doberman Pinscher
  12. Basenji
  13. Chihuahua
  14. The Samoyed
  15. The Boerboel
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