Dog fact – Dogs in ancient Egypt

Did ancient Egyptians have dogs?

Yes, dogs were a part of life for the ancient Egyptians. They revered their dogs and when a pet dog would die, the owners would shave their eyebrows and smear mud in their hair as a sign of mourning which could go on for days. The ancient Egyptians also bred one of the oldest known breeds of dog called the Saluki (meaning noble one in Arabic). These dogs were raised as hunting dogs and are similar to greyhounds. The ancient Egyptians also had a God with the head of a dog called Anubis.


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