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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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Anonymous asked:

1/11/2015 11:48:04 PM

1/11/2015 11:48:04 PM

Tumors in basenji mix I have an 8 year old basenji mix that has had several mast cell tumours, now has mast cells in her lymph node. Is this a common illness for these dogs?

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Anonymous

Unfortunately, tumor's can be common for the Basenji breed. The main thing to do in this situation is to contact your vet and discuss treatment options with him/her. I hope everything works out for your pup.
1/12/2015 4:17:34 PM

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1/6/2015 1:25:52 PM

1/6/2015 1:25:52 PM

Are the black Basenji dogs stronger than the red color?

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Anonymous

The coloration of the Basenji will not determine how strong or athletic the dog will be. Looking at the sire and dam of your pup and the pup's linage will give you an idea of the muscle tone of the dog. Health wise as well, only by looking at the linage of your pup will you be able to know if there are any genetic issues in your pup's linage.
1/6/2015 6:50:19 PM

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

NO...they are about the same. Basenji's have a strong prey drive and will chase anything that runs....
12/22/2014 4:02:49 PM

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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

Basenjis have Canine Hip Dysplasia, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (blindness), and Fanconi syndrome. Any puppy you purchase should be out of health tested parents and proof shown to buyers. The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals is the prime data base. Do your research!
12/22/2014 4:12:38 PM

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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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Anonymous

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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Anonymous

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

Anonymous

The average basenji should live to 14 years of age or longer. Top quality food, lots of exercise and preventive dental care will help extend the life of your pet.
12/22/2014 4:13:46 PM

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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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Anonymous

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

Anonymous

The general rule of thumb is one hour for each month old of the puppy. A 10 week old puppy should be able to go 2.5 hours in a crate before needing to go outside. When you get home it is imperative you drop your keys and immediately carry the puppy outside and put him/her in the grass. They are not capable of waiting. As an adult your basenji can spend up to 12 hours in the crate in an emergency situation.
12/22/2014 4:17:07 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

We live in Oregon where it rains a lot. Our Basenji didn't like the rain at first and would pee right outside the door on the house under the eves. He did get used to it. I even bought him a rain coat, which my husband thought was dumb. We have 10 acres and he learned we had chores to do, feed the cows/chickens/pigs and he would run in the rain to where we were going. He never really liked it and snow was no fun. They are heat seekers and would rather lay on the couch where it's warm, but they do fine.
8/28/2012 6:02:37 PM

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

Anonymous

All basenjis should be crate trained. They get bored easily and often suffer from separation anxiety. Also offer lots of chew toys, and bones. Be careful to remove small bones that they could choke on.
12/22/2014 4:18:11 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/14/2012 12:51:44 PM

3/14/2012 12:51:44 PM

Like alot of people in this economy we found that 2 dogs have tunneled into our back yard. ... Like alot of people in this economy we found that 2 dogs have tunneled into our back yard. After trying to keep them out(they kept digging back in), we took them to the vet. The first thing she said was are they part basenji? One barks but not the other however they both talk to you. Where can i find more info on this bread? thanks

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Anonymous asked:

2/1/2012 9:29:52 PM

2/1/2012 9:29:52 PM

do basenji do well with moving?

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Depending upon the personality of your dog, majority of dogs, basenji or not, will do fine with a move. Be sure to keep them kenneled or leashed or supervised until they are comfortable (if you can leave them free now) otherwise keep them leashed at all times.
3/25/2012 6:22:12 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/8/2012 4:30:05 PM

1/8/2012 4:30:05 PM

My three year old Basenji will bite if you touch him while sleeping, is this a sign he will not... My three year old Basenji will bite if you touch him while sleeping, is this a sign he will not be good with small children?

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Anonymous

I would get your Basenji into obedience classes and work with him. The longer you let it go, the harder it will be to correct. He may become aggressive towards everyone, even you. It starts small but can escalate if not properly taken care of. But just because he will bite while sleeping doesnt mean he wont be good with small children, he just needs guidance before he escalates into a red zone case. just IMO
3/25/2012 6:24:13 PM

Anonymous

If it's a real bite then no, I wouldn't let him near children. Males are more aggressive but often getting them neutered it will help a lot with that.
12/4/2012 5:14:49 PM

Anonymous

This is a dangerous situation where your basenji believes he is the pack leader. Properly training from a young age will prevent this type of behavior. Basenjis need LOTS of boundaries when they are puppies. One exercise for puppies is to hold them upside down, on their backs in your lap. You reward the puppy when he/she relaxes and only then allow the puppy to right itself.
12/22/2014 4:20:36 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/7/2011 11:13:46 AM

12/7/2011 11:13:46 AM

My basenji is black and tan, she is almost 3 years old. I have noticed over the past 2 weeks the... My basenji is black and tan, she is almost 3 years old. I have noticed over the past 2 weeks the the black hair is starting to change, it looks grey, but actually close up it looks tan, and its spotty in areas. Im worried something is wrong. Is this normal?

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Anonymous

This is very common, where the tan bleeds into the black on tri-color Basenjis. Nothing to be alarmed about, it just isn't quite as pretty when there is not a clear difference between the black and tan.
12/12/2011 2:51:26 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/27/2011 9:40:34 PM

10/27/2011 9:40:34 PM

I have 2 half brothers basenjis 1 year old and 7 months. They grew up together but 2 weeks ago... I have 2 half brothers basenjis 1 year old and 7 months. They grew up together but 2 weeks ago they don't stop fighting. Next week they "ll be neutered. I know it is not enough, could you tell me what else can I do to keep them together?

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Anonymous

Basenji is a "pack breed".. and therefore have leaders.. it is possible that one will eventually dominate, and therefore be "the leader".. at that point respect by the "loser" will take place and the constant fighting will stop.. They will still have their spats.. However the dominate of the two, will not abuse it's power for they are still family and a "pack".. I had the same situation, and they lived happily for about 12years..
12/23/2011 8:46:27 AM

Anonymous

it probably is because they are both un-neutered and if there are females around (in home or neighborhood) and they are in heat, two in tact males will attack each other to prove dominance in order to obtain breeding rights.
3/25/2012 6:21:00 PM

Anonymous

Basenjis do not get along well in same sex environments. Once this breed hits their sexual peak (18 months) they will begin to fight. In general it is best to have a male and female, although if they are dominant they will still get into tiffs.
12/22/2014 4:22:21 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/26/2011 6:46:05 PM

9/26/2011 6:46:05 PM

Do Basenjis get along well with other small dogs? And also, would it be a good idea to put a a... Do Basenjis get along well with other small dogs? And also, would it be a good idea to put a a male basenji with another established male dog, or would they become aggresive?

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Anonymous

Basenjis, if properly trained, are good around all animals. I have a basenji who is fine with chickens, children, small and large dogs, bunnies, and whatever else have you. If they know who is the boss and that the "animals/dogs" are part of the "pack" then they will be fine. Your other question. I would recommend female/male. However i have all 3 females and they are fine. Except when they come in heat. Then i have to separate them while this happens but other than that they are fine. If you get them neutered right away, you would have no problems, if trained correctly. :)
3/25/2012 6:26:10 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/30/2011 7:04:15 PM

8/30/2011 7:04:15 PM

do basenjis like the beach,ocean,and sun?

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Anonymous

If raised going into the water, basenjis love it. Of course, they are a lot like cats, and some NEVER like it!
12/12/2011 2:52:14 PM

Anonymous

My basenji loves the water sun and beach
6/23/2013 4:28:56 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/4/2011 7:31:35 PM

8/4/2011 7:31:35 PM

I have a Basenji and do they bite and do they get along with other people like other kids?

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Anonymous

Hi, Any dog can bite if not properly raised. We have taught that you do not bite humans at any cost from the time they are small. A basenji is a very pack oriented breed and your family becomes its "pack" and they will be devoted to you and your family members.
8/11/2011 7:46:33 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/31/2011 2:57:50 PM

7/31/2011 2:57:50 PM

HOW DO YOU TELL IF A BESENJI IS SICK?!?!?!

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Anonymous

Hi, A basenji is a dog and will show sickiness like any dog. Actually, they might even be easier then most beeds. They might "talk" to you - "baroo", slap you with their feet to get your attention, etc. Compared to standard dachshunds and they can be very stoic and quiet if they aren't feeling well.
8/11/2011 7:51:09 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/29/2011 5:34:45 PM

7/29/2011 5:34:45 PM

Can Basenji's travel with you?

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Anonymous

NOT THE BEST IDEA BECAUSE BASENJI'S HAVE SEPARATION PROBLEMS AND THEY WILL FLIP OUT IF THEY ARE IN A CAGE TO LONG
7/31/2011 2:59:02 PM

Anonymous

Yes, Basenji's love to travel and be with their famlies. Any dog should be crate trained as you never know if they might have to go to the Vet's office and spend overnight in one of their cages. But a basenji can ride loose in a car just as long as the windows aren't down where they could jusmp out if they see something interesting to persue - they are a sight hound.
8/11/2011 7:55:27 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/11/2011 10:14:56 AM

7/11/2011 10:14:56 AM

Are there any health issues that are associated with the Basenji?

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Anonymous

Yes, some Basenji's have hip problems but you shouldnt worry if you take them to the doctor regularly and exercise them!.....good luck!!
7/31/2011 2:50:54 PM

Anonymous

A well bred basenji shouldn't have hip problems. Good breeding is the key. Fanconi Syndrome (a kidney disorder) can occur but we now have a DNA test that promises to help the proper breeding combinabtion. Actually, a basenji is one of the healthier breeds. Show breeders are the ones that have been diligently breeding away from health issues because they only want to breed healthy dogs (and possible pets) for their next generation of show & breeding dogs.
8/11/2011 8:01:39 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/14/2011 11:16:19 AM

6/14/2011 11:16:19 AM

Is the Basenji good family pet?

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Anonymous

We have had a Basenji for 15 years now and he has been an amazing pet. We had him given to us when our youngest was turning 2 and he bonded with both our children. He became protective not only of the children but of my husband and myself. He also became like a mother to the cats that we got and to the other dogs we got. I would recommend a Basenji to anyone as a family dog.
6/20/2011 8:35:15 PM

Anonymous asked:

5/16/2011 5:35:13 AM

5/16/2011 5:35:13 AM

What is the average age of a Basenji ?

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Anonymous

It is not at all uncommon for a basenji to reach 15 years or beyond.
6/2/2011 10:58:04 AM

Anonymous

Our foundation Basenji bitch was just short of 18 years old.
8/11/2011 7:56:27 PM

Anonymous asked:

5/10/2011 6:16:59 PM

5/10/2011 6:16:59 PM

what does a basenji dog eat

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Anonymous

basenjis should not eat normal dog food! you should get dog food that has omega 3 or fish oil to help there coat and joints
7/31/2011 2:52:20 PM

Anonymous

Any dog should be fed a good quality dog food just as you would feed your own child good quality well balanced meals.
8/11/2011 8:03:15 PM

Anonymous asked:

5/8/2011 7:26:34 PM

5/8/2011 7:26:34 PM

Where can I get a Fanconi test kit for oral testing?

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Anonymous

Here: http://www.offa.org/dnatesting/fanconi.html
6/2/2011 10:57:34 AM

Anonymous asked:

5/1/2011 9:25:32 AM

5/1/2011 9:25:32 AM

I HAVE A BULLDOG . HE IS ALWAYS CREATING PROBLEM. WHAT CAN I DO.

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Anonymous

It depends on the problem - if its a destructive problem, i would get your bulldog some chew toys or exercise him more like more walks and running around in the yard!
7/31/2011 2:53:48 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/2/2011 10:43:22 AM

4/2/2011 10:43:22 AM

I have a basenji/mix puppy, what is best way to house train & crate train

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Anonymous

dont be harsh with them because they can get hurt much more than other dogs but if they pee in the house dont talk to them and go put them in their cage or right outside and ignore them for about 10 minutes
7/31/2011 2:55:34 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/25/2011 10:23:25 PM

3/25/2011 10:23:25 PM

We have a Basenji that is 14 and all of a sudden his tail went limp and is not curly anymore... We have a Basenji that is 14 and all of a sudden his tail went limp and is not curly anymore what does this mean?

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Anonymous

AS a Basenji gets older, the tail will not curl as tightly-also if they do not feel well, this is a good indication.
5/29/2011 7:59:15 PM

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