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Basenji

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BREED ATTRIBUTES

GENERAL  
Breed group: Hounding Type: Pure Breed
Talent: Agility, Hunting, Lure coursing, Retrieving, Sighting, Tracking, Watchdog

PHYSICAL  
Size: Small Weight: 20 – 26 lbs Fur length: Ears: Pointy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: 3 Colors, Black & Brown, Black & White, Brown & White, Light Brown / Golden, Merle / Spotted / Brindle / Speckled, White / Cream

ATTRIBUTES  
Life Expectancy: About 10 – 12 years Rarity: Common Availability: Hard to find
Climate: Good for every climate
BREED DETAILS

GENERAL
The Basenji was originally developed in central Africa for hunting purposes in what are now Zaire and the Sudan, but the first traces of a dog similar to the Basenji have been found on the walls of ancient Egyptian tombs of five thousand years ago. In some African language Basenji can means; 'wild and violent', 'dogs from when we were wild', or 'dogs from long ago'. The noble Basenji is a small to medium sized dog with a slim body and long legs. Muscular, fast and playful he has a strong hunting instinct, so he loves to chase anything, animals as well as cars! Renowned for the unique properties of not barking, he makes a variety of sounds, including chuckle, squeals and yodel.

COLOR
The basenji has a smooth shiny coat of copper, Chestnut red, black and tan, tricolor (red/black/white) or brindle all with white feet, chest and tail.

COAT
The smooth coat of the Basenji is short and fine and has an uncommon luster like shiny copper.

PERSONALITY
The proud Basenji is intelligent, affectionate, exigent, energetic and curious (he preferably needs to be controlled by a leash). He loves to play and makes a good family pet that can be good with older considerate children, as long as it is handled regularly from an early age.

CARE
The Basenji breed dislike wet weather and can be prone to P.R.A (progressive retinal atrophy), intestinal and kidney problems, allergic skin diseases, hernias can be a problem to. Extremely clean pet, the Basenji is a good dog for people with allergies, because he tends to wash himself like a cat and has nearly no doggy odor, and sheds little to no hair. The short coat of the Basenji should not require much grooming, nevertheless an occasional brushing with a firm bristle or wire brush will do okay.

TRAINING
The Basenji is a very alert and sensitive breed that responds well to training, however is not recommended for an inexperienced owner as he can be disobedient from time to time, for him everything must be examined and explored. This breed should have variety, consistency, and firm handling methods to keep his attention, as he tends to bore quickly.

ACTIVITY
Prone to obesity the Basenji needs vigorous daily exercise to stay in shape. They like to play, so giving them lots of toys can be a good idea, but they do best with two or three other Basenji. He likes to climb and can be an escape artist, a securely fenced yard is essential.

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BASENJI DOGS FOR ADOPTION

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BASENJI x BOSTON TERRIER
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Young
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BASENJI
Compatibility: N/A
Male
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BASENJI
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Young
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BASENJI x CATTLE COLLIE DOG
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Young
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BASENJI
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Young
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BASENJI
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Young
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AUTUMN & PEPPER
BASENJI
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Adult
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RAYNA
BASENJI
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Young
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HOPE
BASENJI
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Adult
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HOWIE
BASENJI
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Baby
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HERCULES
BASENJI
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Baby
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HAHN
BASENJI
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Baby
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YETI
BASENJI
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Young
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HILTON
BASENJI
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Baby
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WINSTON
BASENJI
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Senior
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PETE
BASENJI
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Baby
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DENVER
BASENJI
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Adult
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MITZI
BASENJI
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Adult
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COURTESY LISTING
BASENJI
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Adult
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TRIXIE
BASENJI
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Adult
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MR. FANTASTIC
BASENJI
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Young
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BASENJI x CHIHUAHUA
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Young
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SUGAR
BASENJI x BOXER
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Adult
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HAMILTON
BASENJI
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Young
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SONNY
BASENJI
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Adult
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LADY
BASENJI
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Adult
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BORDER COLLIE x BASENJI
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Adult
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TEEGAN
BASENJI
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Young
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SASSY
BASENJI
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Young
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LORIE
BASENJI
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Adult
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JOHNNY
BASENJI
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Young
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JOJO
BASENJI
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Young
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MORTIE
BASENJI
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Adult
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MORTIE
BASENJI
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Adult
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BRIOCHE
BASENJI
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Young
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ALFIE
BASENJI
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Young
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