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Overview of Basenji



Basenji dog breed is Pure breed Medium in size. Fur of Basenji is short and fine . Basic origin of Basenji is Democratic Republic of the Congo. Basenji is Good With Children and Fastest and Easiest to train and Smartest Dogs, Basenji is commonly Playful, Intelligent, Alert, Affectionate, Curious and Energetic. The Basenji is alert, energetic, curious and reserved with strangers. The Basenji tends to become emotionally attached to a single human. Basenjis may not get along with non-canine pets. Basenjis dislike wet weather, like to climb, and can easily get over chain wire fences. Basenjis often stand on their hind legs, somewhat like a meerkat, by themselves or leaning on something, this behavior is often observed when the dog is curious about something. Basenjis have a strong prey drive.
Basenji is available in Black, Red, Tri-color, Brindle, Black & White, Tan Colors.

Height and weight of Basenji

Adult Male of Basenji is about 11 kg and adult female of Basenji is about 9.5 kg in Weight.
Height of Basenji is commonly 17 inches.

Common Health Issues of Basenji


Basenji has tendency to suffer from blindness from progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) and Fanconi syndrome.  

Appearance of Basenji

Basenjis are small, short-haired dogs with erect ears, tightly curled tails and graceful necks. A Basenji's forehead is wrinkled, even more so when they are young or extremely excited. A Basenji's eyes are typically almond-shaped. They are a square breed, which means they are as long as they are tall with males usually larger than females. Basenjis are athletic dogs, and deceptively powerful for their size. They have a graceful, confident gait like a trotting horse, and skim the ground in a double suspension gallop, with their characteristic curled tail straightened out for greater balance when running at their top speed. Basenjis come in a few different colorations red, black, tricolor, and brindle, and they all have white feet, chests and tail tips. They can also come in trindle, which is a tricolor with brindle points, a rare combination.

Working Class of Basenji

Basically Basenji is Herding dog but is also used as Watch and Companion dog.

Training of Basenji

Basenji is easy to train.  It learns basic commands such as sit, stay, come easily. Behavior training is also very important for your Basenji.  Behavior training prevents and or corrects bad habits of your puppy or dog. Behavior and basic commands training for your Basenji should must on these lines. Do not get impatient. You will probably have to repeat the command many times. Never use negative reinforcement. Do not call your dog to come to you for punishment because this will teach your dog not to come on command. Be sure to keep any frustration out of the tone of your voice. If you feel yourself becoming frustrated, take a break. Your dog can sense this and will start to associate training with your unhappiness. You cannot hide your frustration from a dog. You cannot pretend. Dogs can feel human emotion, so stay relaxed, firm and confident.

Exercise and Fitness of Basenji

Daily exercise for your Basenji is important, dogs are living with human since thousands of years, wild dogs have challenges to survive so they work daily to find food, save food and themselves from other animals but companion dogs have nothing to do, they have ready food and couch to sit, which may affect their health, habits and activity.
Your Basenji is recommended Fetching,Tuging,Running,Walking regular according to its breed specific exercise requirements.

Behavior of Basenji with children and other pets

Good with children but may not get along with non-canine pets.

Special instructions related to your Basenji

According to the book The Intelligence of Dogs, they are the second least trainable dog.

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