Basenji Question

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


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

    In Basenji - Asked by Anonymous - 7/11/2011 10:14:56 AM
Yes, some Basenji's have hip problems but you shouldnt worry if you take them to the doctor regularly and exercise them!.....good luck!!
    Answered by Anonymous - 7/31/2011 2:50:54 PM


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.
    Answered by dpbasenjis - 8/11/2011 8:01:39 PM