Basenji

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Breed Group: Hound
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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.
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
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

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How much do Basenji puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Basenji varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Basenji puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Basenjis sold is $1,275.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Basenji with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,600 upwards to $4,400 or even more for a Basenji with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Basenjis sold is $800.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,275.00
Average Price: $800.00
Top Quality: $1,600.00 to $4,400.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 483 Basenji puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Basenji puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Basenjis true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Basenji Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 483 Basenji dogs.
  • 1. Mylee
  • 2. Walter
  • 3. Lily
  • 4. Puzzle
  • 5. Rowen
  • 6. Dante
  • 7. Mandy
  • 8. Scooter
  • 9. Sura
  • 10. Teddy Bear
  • 11. Tigger
  • 12. Tux
  • 13. Wanita
  • 14. Webster
  • 15. Pixie
  • 16. River
  • 17. Wendy
  • 18. Ali
  • 19. April
  • 20. Bear

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Member Since: January 2014
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We've been raising Basenjis for 4 years now, we also use as close to all natural for everything we possibly can..we've two acres that we run our dogs and pups on...see our web page for videos, we try and socialize our pups as much as possible. Our parents are papered and tested....If any more ?'s feel free to check out our website more info is there ...basenjismississippi-tippy.com

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Anonymous asked:
Are the Basenji ears cropped? I always thought they naturally are up. A friend said that's not true and that they're ears are cropped.

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Anonymous

Your friend is incorrect. The Basenji's ears are naturally pricked and high over the head. They are not cropped and should never be nor need to be.

Anonymous

I have 2 basenjis - their ears are naturally up.

Anonymous asked:
Are tricolors rare in the Basenji breed?

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Anonymous

The tri-color; red, black and white is not considered rare, just harder to come by as the only way to get the coloration is to have a dam or sire to have the genetics for tri-color in their pedigree.

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What is the starting price for a Basenji?

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Anonymous asked:
Separation anxiety. My Basenji is the best girl, only when I leave her home...even to just go to buy milk! She is house trained, she just likes to chew my window blinds!!! Help....

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Anonymous

She misses you.A crate with her toy would be ok for short periods of time

Anonymous

Before I adopted my first Basenji many, many years ago I spoke with a friend and former breeder and she had told me that Basenjis could be prone to separation anxiety and it was better to keep them with another Basenji - a buddy - to help reduce this. I heeded her warning and have always kept 2 dogs. Seems to work. I hope you find a solution that works for you too!

Anonymous asked:
Are there any Basenjis left that do not have the African bloodlines mixed in? I hate striped lines in a good red coat.

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Anonymous

If I were you, I would look into breeders in the UKC system then, as the European Basenji is not allowed to have the stripes in the red coat.

Anonymous

Shop for a Jack Russel A true Basenji is going to have African blood lines, and a brindle with striped lines is gorgeous!

Anonymous

If I were you, I would look into breeders in the UKC system then, as the European Basenji is not allowed to have the stripes in the red coat. Shop for a Jack Russel A true Basenji is going to have African blood lines, and a brindle with striped lines is gorgeous!

Anonymous

Basenjis are from Africa. If you don't like the brindle color, there are a lot more red and whites (without brindling) available.

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Updated: 11/24/2017