Basenji

Character and temperament

Basenji's do not bark, however, they will yodel, howl, growl or crow depending on the mood they are in. They are excellent hunting dogs. They are a good family pet and are curious about the world around them, basenji's love to explore and play with the world they live in but have a tendancy to chew so allowing them their own toy is a good idea. They have a strong pack sense and are intelligent with a great desire to please so training can be very rewarding to both dog and owner.

Origin

The dogs drawn on the walls of the pyramids in ancient Egypt are believed to be the basenji. They were bred as companions for the Pharoahs.

General description

Distinctive tighly curled tail. Wedged face and wrinkled forehead. They can be red, black or tri-coloured.

Food

Exercise

Basenji's are a very athletic breed and require long daily walking to prevent them from becoming overweight and lazy. Thay have a lot of playful energy.

Grooming

Basenjis are very clean dogs, they will clean themselves, so brushing once a week is plenty.

Stats

Average height (dog)
17
Average height (bitch)
16
Average weight (dog)
24
Average weight (bitch)
21
Average life expectancy
12 - 15
Average litter size
4
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