Alberto Giacometti- the famous surrealist sculptor- made a sculpture of a Saluki dog in 1951. It was simply entitled: “Dog”. Yet the model itself is not as simple as one would believe. Many dog researchers believe, that the Saluki – an Egyptian hunting dog – is recognized as the oldest breed of dog in the world. In 1965, Giacometti recalled the genesis of the dog sculpture: ” One day I was walking along the Rue de Vanves, in the rain, close to the walls of the buildings, feeling a little sad perhaps, and I felt like a dog just then. So I made that sculpture. The sad muzzle has a likeness to the Saluki.”
Made of bronze and cast in 1957, it measures 18 x 39 x 6 1/8″ (45.7 x 99 x 15.5 cm). It can be seen at the Museum of Modern Art in the US.
And the model? What does a Saluki look like? Its emaciated look, was ideal for Giacometti’s sculpture!
Euro Puppy has made roots for itself in Africa, much like a huge Baobab tree. Africa conjures up images of the “Big Five” and one would think dogs don’t play an important role in the lives of Africans. Well they actually do. Africa can boast with a number of rare indigenous dog breeds. These include the Basenji from Congo, the Rhodesian Ridgeback from Zimbabwe; the Saluki from Egypt, the Aidi and the Sloughi from Morocco, the Azawakh from Mali, not to mention the Africanis (or Zulu Dog) and the Boerboel from South Africa.
However, interestingly enough, more and more people from Africa are seeking to import dogs from Europe. Dog lovers from Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, Uganda and Nigeria cannot match the uniqueness of the so-called large-bodied fighter dogs from Europe. The Rottweiler, the Neapolitan Mastiff, and the Dogue de Bordeaux to name just a few, are some of these powerful breeds. People living in Africa have started to surf the net and are looking for top quality puppies for sale; puppies which can be imported into Africa without any hassle from Europe. Since where else can you get these top quality European breeds, than from the heart of Europe? People living in Africa are not only interested in breeding these dogs in Africa, but they are also looking at finding the perfect protection dog. Africa is undeniably a stunning continent but it is also undeniably volatile. It is thus no surprise that people wish to find the best protection dog. Although the massive Boerboel from South Africa as well as the Rhodesian Ridgeback are known fighters, the enchanting character, spirit and unique breed standard of the European bad-ass fighter dogs like the Rottweiler, the Doberman, the Dogue de Bordeaux, and the Neapolitan Mastiff can make any dog lover living in Africa: proud, happy and safe.
Euro Puppy has managed to ship healthy and happy puppies to Africa. Shipping is free to South Africa, Nigeria, Tanzania and Kenya. Top quality European imports from the best European breeders are favored these days. Anyone else who has ever lived in Africa can also safely say that there is nothing more magical than a happy tail-wag in an African sunset…