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Breed Group: Hound
Basenji

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Weight
Male: 24; Female: 22 lbs
Height
Male: 17; Female 16 inches
Color(s)
red, black, black and tan, or brindle, all with white feet, chest and tail tips; white legs, blaze, and collar optional
Overview
The Basenji was originally developed in Africa for hunting purposes. The Basenji is a sight hound, hunting by sight only. They have very strong hunting instincts that persuade them to chase after anything; they love to chase after cars. The name is pronounced Buh-SEN-jee, and they are best known for their bark: They haven't got one. The Basenji is not a barker, however they do have a distinct yodel and wail when they are excited or when hunting.
Character
The Basenji can be somewhat aloof around strangers making him a very suspicious breed. This breed is very intelligent yet independent at the same time making training quite a task. He is very alert, rambunctious and playful making him a lovely family pet, however this breed does love the outdoors and does best with acreage.
Temperament
The Basenji is a very alert and fun loving breed, however is not recommended for an inexperienced owner. This breed has the tendency to become destructive if left along for long periods of time so proper training and confinement will work best for this fault. Basenjis can be very patient and good with children, however should be socialized early to prevent the tendencies to fight with other dogs.
Care
The Basenji is much like a cat being very clean and grooming himself on occasion. This is a little to no shedding breed, however does require some grooming if the coat is to stay in good shape. An occasional brushing with a firm bristle or wire brush works best to remove dead or loose hair from the coat. The smooth coat of the Basenji is very easy to care for.
Coat
The Basenji has a very short coat, which shouldn't require much grooming. The hair should be short, fine, and somewhat harsh. The hair should not be too coarse, however should not be silky. The Basenji tends to clean himself making the coat very easy to care for and relatively clean. This breed has little to no doggy odor, and sheds very little.
Training
The Basenji should be socialized early to prevent any destruction problems if he is to be home raised, and to ensure that he will do well around children and other animals. Obedience training is a must for this energetic and very alert breed. This breed should have a variety of training methods to keep his attention, as he tends to bore quickly. Variety, consistency, and firm handling work best with the Basenji.
Activity
The Basenji being so energetic needs quite a bit of exercise. Vigorous daily walks are required as this breed has a lot of energy and can be somewhat tireless. This breed being a hunter has the stamina of such and does best with a fenced in yard. However, the fence should be planted deeply into the ground and rather high to prevent escape as this breed can be an escape artist if proper precautions are not taken.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Basenji puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Featured Basenji Breeder

CrossPaw Kennels
Member Since: September 2004
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
I have Basenji puppies for sale! See My Profile
CrossPaw Kennels currently has 3 red & white females to be sold as pets born 04-04-03. Crate trained. Prices range from $450-$650. Sire is International and AKC Champion. Dam is champion show quality, and has CGC. Please call evenings or email anytime.

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Anonymous asked:

2/16/2014 12:20:14 AM

2/16/2014 12:20:14 AM

Is a Basenji female less active than a male, as a general rule? Is a Basenji female less active than a male, as a general rule? Easier to train to not chase everything in sight?

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Anonymous asked:

11/27/2013 1:16:32 PM

11/27/2013 1:16:32 PM

Which sex of the Basenji does better with kids?

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Anonymous asked:

6/20/2013 1:32:54 PM

6/20/2013 1:32:54 PM

Do basenji's have a lot of major health problems Thinking about getting a basenji - Do they have huge health problems

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Anonymous asked:

2/22/2013 12:28:16 PM

2/22/2013 12:28:16 PM

i have a female corgi/basenji who is 2 and is always hungry is that normal

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I have a 2 year old basenji/mountain feist mix and he is ALWAYS hungry! It's bananas! This is my first dog and since Kingston's mix, I cant say if its normal. He's an adorable little porky boy though!
6/29/2014 9:35:22 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/4/2013 8:10:33 PM

1/4/2013 8:10:33 PM

what is the typical lifespan of a basenji

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10-12 Years
3/26/2013 2:39:10 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/28/2012 1:59:18 PM

12/28/2012 1:59:18 PM

Our 5 month old Basenji hides under the bed when my husband is home, is this a matter of adapting

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Anonymous

It depends where the Basenji has been or if he has been abused. If not the Basenji is just adapting
6/23/2013 4:24:39 PM

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10/29/2012 8:31:04 PM

10/29/2012 8:31:04 PM

Will basanji's be good with another 3 year old dog, a bull dog? Help I need to know before... Will basanji's be good with another 3 year old dog, a bull dog? Help I need to know before x-mas. Thank you so much

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Anonymous

My experience with my female bull dog, was that she is extremely territorial and gets along much better with cats than other dogs. She was especially alpha female with another female basanji that we tried to rescue. It was scary the fight that they got into. I have never seen my dog fight before. Maybe another dog if it's a male.
12/1/2012 9:45:21 PM

Anonymous

If the Basenji is a puppy and grows up with the already mature bull dog probably so. If the bull dog is male of shows aggression towards other dogs its unlikely. No way to know without knowing the bulls dogs temperment.
12/4/2012 4:57:09 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/22/2012 9:16:17 AM

10/22/2012 9:16:17 AM

What length of time can my Basenji pupply stay in a cage while I am at work?

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I got my 4 year old Basenji as a puppy and worked full time. The first day I tried to leave her in the bathroom but she pooped and walked all through it and smeared it all over the door and walls jumping up. I imagine in a cage its going to do the same. I put her in a room after that and she did fine from there on. I'd take her for a walk as soon as I got home.
12/4/2012 5:04:55 PM

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8/20/2012 4:21:07 AM

8/20/2012 4:21:07 AM

I live in England and as you know it rains pretty much all the time, I was thinking of getting a... I live in England and as you know it rains pretty much all the time, I was thinking of getting a Basenji but I am worried that it will not like this wet weather.

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Anonymous

Most Basenji don't like water, if they have no choice but to get wet they will get over it
10/16/2012 2:54:34 PM

Anonymous

Mine hates the rain. She won't go outside to pee in the rain unless I walk out there with her. And she looks miserable the whole time. However they absolutely love to go for walks and it can be pouring down and if I say "wanna go for a walk?" she gets very hyper and whines and will run right out in it.
12/4/2012 5:10:30 PM

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6/24/2012 9:09:57 PM

6/24/2012 9:09:57 PM

I have a one and half year old basenji. She rips furniture up. I lost a complete living room and... I have a one and half year old basenji. She rips furniture up. I lost a complete living room and is working on the new couch. I used to have to crate her at night, but the last two weeks i did not and all was great until a couple of days ago she started on the couch where i sit. Well can this be fixed or is it hopeless, and the cost, i am a well off person, but i do take good care of my dog. But i'm at the end of my rope.

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Anonymous

Sounds like either separation anxiety or boredom. I have a min pin that did this till he turned 3. I have to crate him when I leave the house or he will chew up my couch. Now that he is older, that has subsided thank goodness. Maybe try crating when gone with some good chewy bones/toys.
9/24/2012 7:48:37 PM

Anonymous

Try taking your dog out for longer walks and get it to run, when they are tired they are less likely to get into trouble.
10/16/2012 2:56:01 PM

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