This regal looking jackal/dog is Anubis, one of the Egyptian gods from the time of the Pharoahs. Anubis was the god of mummification, the patron of embalmers and the guardian of cemetries. He was highly respected and worshipped by the Egyptians during ancient times.
Another 'Anubis' sleeping on the pavement. Look how skinny he is!
An 'Anubis' basking in the sunlight.
Another 'Anubis' sleeping in the desert. According to Missus, he was sleeping right next to one of the pyramids.
This 'Anubis' was actually right next to the very first pyramid in Egypt (the step pyramid - built for the pharoah, Zoser).