Armament (also known as Egyptian Sheepdog or Eranti) is a breed of dogs from Egypt. The armament is believed to have descended from the bards brought to Egypt by Napoleon’s forces, these dogs were crossed with local dogs to produce the first examples of the breed. Armament is named after the city of Armament, Egypt, believed to be the place of origin of the breed, the breed is not very well known but is used extensively within Egypt as both a dog and a guardian dog .
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.
Armament is a medium-sized breed. Most breed members stand between 21 and 23 inches at the shoulder, although it is not uncommon for individual dogs to vary from this average to three inches. The weight of an armament will be determined by the height and position of the individual dog, but a breed member of average height in good working condition will typically weigh between 50 and 65 pounds. Armament is first and foremost for a working dog and should always be seen as such. This breed has no exaggerated characteristics that affect its ability to function. Armor is a very fleshy and toned breed, although the long hair of some breed members may partially obscure it. This breed has a strong, straight back and a deep chest. The legs end up in strong and well padded legs that are relatively small for the size of the dog. There is some dispute as to the true nature of Armament’s tail. All agree that the breed usually has a curved tail and that the tail is relatively long. Some claim that the breed is sometimes seen with a straight or slightly curved tail. Apparently the tail of the armament is sometimes docked for very short lengths, although this is not particularly common practice. The head of the armament is proportional to the body of the dog. The snout of the breed is of average length, but is wide enough to hold great power. The nose of the armament is relatively short and usually black, although some dogs have a nose that matches the color of their coat. Armament’s ears are quite variable with some dogs, whose ears fall off completely and others have their ears fully erect. Some breed members may also have mismatched ears. Some owners opted for their dogs’ ears and / or pricks, although it is unclear how common this is. The eyes of this breed are small, round and dark. Armament coat is medium to long, shaggy and rough. The thick coat of the dog gives it protection from both elements and predatory animals. This breed comes in many colors, possibly the color found in any dog. However, most of the breed members are either black, dark and tan, gray, or gray and yellow. Some of the breed members who have migrated to the West are all of these color variations.
The gestation period in lasts for 60-64 daysThe primary period of the reproductive cycle of the female is called Proestrus and goes on for around 9 days. During this time the females begin to draw in males. The subsequent part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive to the male. It goes on for around 3 to 11 days. The third part is the Diestrus. Usually, it happens around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for distinctive red and reaching its end. The vulva gets back to average, and she will no longer allow mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time span between heat periods ordinarily keeps going around a half year. The litter size ranges between 6 to 8 puppies at a time
They should perform well on high quality dog food, whether it is commercially manufactured or prepared with the supervision and approval of your vet. Any diet should be appropriate for the age of the dog (puppy, adult or senior). Some dogs are at risk of being overweight, so watch your dog’s calorie consumption and weight level. Treatment training can be an important aid, but giving too much can lead to obesity. Know which human foods are safe for dogs, and which are not. If you have any concerns about your dog’s weight or diet, check with your vet. Clean, fresh water must be available at all times.
This breed has boundless energy. They are highly intelligent and are required to do the job. Early socialization is necessary, and training at an early age is important. They are a strong powerful breed with incredible speed and need a lot of space to run. It is not a breed that thrives in a busy urban environment or suburbs unless it has a lot of activity, nor is it a breed for kenneling. He prefers to hang out, where his strong herring and safety instincts and his bond with his territory and his “people” keep him from escaping.
It does not appear that any health studies have been done on the armament, and veterinary information of any kind does not necessarily exist in Egypt. Several sources claim that the breed is 13 years old, although it is unclear what the estimate is based on. Armament is almost exclusively banned as a working dog in a country where there is little veterinary care. Potential health defects will not be tolerated by breeders as they will affect their ability to work, and sick dogs will probably worsen under any condition. This would imply that the armament is a relatively healthy breed, but it is certainly impossible to claim until more evidence has been compiled. Breed sources claim that it is susceptible to both hip dysplasia and osteochondritis dysmenus (OCD). It is not clear where this information came from, nor is it clear whether these conditions predominate among Egyptian dogs or the few who have made their way west. Hip dysplasia is one of the most common conditions found in dogs, both purebred and mixed-bread. Hip dysplasia is caused by a deformity of the hip joint that causes improperly connecting the leg bone and hip. Over time, hip dysplasia leads to discomfort, pain, chronic arthritis, difficulty walking, and even in the worst cases, complete lameness. Although hip dysplasia is genetically inherited, its onset and time severity can be influenced by environmental factors. There are no universally accepted cures for hip dysplasia, although there are many treatments, most of which are long-term and expensive. Tests have been developed that can detect hip dysplasia in very young dogs, and responsible breeders are using them to eliminate the condition from their lines. However, there are a large number of irresponsible breeders and the condition is so common that it will take years to get the major results of many breeds Depending on what little health information is available on the armament and whether similar breeds are known, the dog may be susceptible to the following conditions: