Dog Breed Group: Pastoral Dog (Herding Dog)
Life Span: 13-14 years
Weight: 57.5 pounds (26 kg)
Height: 22 inches (55.5 cm)
Origin of Name: Montu was an Egyptian god whose root of name means "nomad".
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Armament was developed almost exclusively as a working dog in rural areas. Combined with the fact that the breed was probably developed before accurate records were kept for breeding most dogs, this means that nothing is known with certainty about the origin of the breed. It is known to ensure that the breed developed in Egypt shortly before 1900. The name of the breed is derived from the village of Armament, where a large number of members of the breed live. It is possible that the dog was first developed in that village, but there is no evidence to support it. Although each is based on little more than pure speculation, there are several theories as to how the breed was developed. Some claim that the armament is either entirely or almost entirely descended from native Egyptian dogs. Egyptian dogs have a longer history than anywhere else in the world. Although there is a considerable amount of controversy as to the exact details, most experts now agree that dogs were fully domesticated from the wolf at least 14,000 years ago. There is now a general consensus that all dogs are descendants of one or two individual dominance events occurring in India, China, Tibet, or the Middle East. These early dogs were similar to wolves, and possibly similar to the dingoes of Australia. The first species domesticated by humans, the first dogs preceded the development of agriculture and served as watchdogs, camp protectors, hunting assistants, food sources and skins, and companions with bands of nomadic hunters. The dogs proved to be so useful that they spread rapidly around the world, eventually coming to live everywhere except that the man lived on some remote islands apart. Since it is comparatively easy for dogs to reach Egypt from any possible pet locations, especially the Middle East and India, dogs have almost certainly reached Egypt at a very early date. Initially, all dogs were very similar in appearance because they lived in the same environment and performed similar tasks. About 14,000 years ago, humans living in the Middle East began to develop agriculture and settle in permanent villages. He began to cultivate crop fields and herd cattle. Even early agronomists felt that the dog's hunting instincts could be transformed into herd behavior to help manage herds and that it used the dog's urge to protect the pack and the field of wolves. , Can be used to protect herds and homes from wild predators such as bears. And lions and human thieves and attackers. These early Middle Eastern farmers began breeding dogs specifically for these purposes, perhaps the first attempt to replace any animal with its original form. Agriculture was so successful as a way of life that it spread rapidly, and the first shepherd dogs spread with it. Located only a few hundred miles from previously cultivated villages, the regions of Egypt and Mesopotamia were home to some of the earliest agriculturalists. Although the first farmers lived in small villages, the fertile river valleys of these two regions allowed the development of the world's first cities. States and then empires flourished, which produced enough additional food to support artists and record-keepers.
Between 5,000 and 7,000 years ago, relics from Egypt and Mesopotamia such as statues, paintings and tomb walls begin to show many different types of dogs. These dogs were clearly bred for specific purposes as each different looking dog type is shown for a different purpose. There were thin and fleet-footed wounds used for hunting. There were large and ferocious mastiff type dogs used for fighting and protection. There were also shepherd dogs that managed and protected herds of shepherds. This is solid evidence that 3,000 BC The latest (and probably thousands of years ago) Egyptians were already rearing dogs and these dogs certainly had a strong protective tendency. Further evidence has been provided from the ancient dog cemeteries. The ancient Egyptians nurtured the dog as a pet and revered him for his association with the god Anubis. Countless Egyptian dog mummies have been discovered, many of which have translated their names. In addition to names such as Blacky, Antelope, and Useless, many dogs had names such as Good Herdsman and Brave One. There are those who believe that the armament can be removed from these first shepherd dogs. Believers point to evidence that suggests the breed existed in Egypt since at least 1400. This theory is certainly possible, but there is an almost complete lack of evidence and such dogs would almost certainly have been heavily crossed with other breeds over the centuries.