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Basenji Dog

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Basenji with black and tan coat
Billy the Basenji
Jasper the Basenji
The Basenji is alert, affectionate, energetic, and curious. It loves to play and makes a good pet, as long as it is handled regularly from an early age and the owners are very patient. It is very intelligent. It can be reserved with strangers.

The Basenji is somewhat aloof, but can also form strong bonds with people. It should not be trusted with noncanine pets. It is usually patient, but does best with older considerate children. The Basenji dislikes wet weather. The breed likes to climb and can easily get over chain wire fences. (NOTE: NOT all Basenjis climb--it depends on the individual.)

Basenjis are very clever at getting their own way. The Basenji has the unique properties of not barking (it makes a low, liquid ululation instead) and cleaning itself like a cat. It can be described as speedy, frisky, tireless at play, and teasing the owner into play. Most Basenji problems usually involve a mismatch between owner and pet. The owners mistake the adjective quiet to mean inactive instead of noiseless, thus, they become harassed by an active, though relatively silent, dog.

Basenji Dog Comments (3)

Danny Phantom

"awwwweeesssooooommmee its cute"


"Great article. I have a Basenji Jack Russell cross, and of corse, she has the barking of the Jack. Grrr >_< "


"I have a basenji and they are amazing. I think you should add that they are pretty rare and that there are not many breeders"

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Basenji Dog Facts

The name of the domestic breed...
Basenji Dog
The area where the animal first came from...
Average Size:
The average length (L) or height (H) of the animal...
41cm (16in)
Average Weight:
The average measurement of how heavy the animal is...
11kg (24lbs)
Average Life Span:
The average time the animal lives for...
12 years
The domestic group such as cat or dog...
South Hound
The colour of the animal's coat or markings...
Brown, Tan, Black, White, Gold
Average Litter Size:
The average number of babies born at once...
The way the animal thinks, behaves or reacts...
Affectionate, intelligent and playful
The level of house-training needed for the animal...
Should be trained from an early age as their independent nature can make them stubborn