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  • Dog breed of uncertain origins: "probably native to some place in the Moroccan Sahara... It is a robust, sturdy dog, bearing a vague resemblance to the Airedale. Little known outside Morocco, it is used as a sheepdog, a guard dog, a bodyguard, a hunter of jackals, and to warn of the presence of venomous snakes." (Simon & Schuster's Guide to Dogs, 1980)

    February 21, 2007