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Basenji is  very smooth and very athletic dogs on the small side. The head is quite wrinkled around the forehead and the muzzle is shorter than the skull, Which is very flat. The small, almond-shaped eyes are dark brown.His ears are straight, small and open in the front side. The basenji’s back is level and the legs are straight. Its tail is set high and curled over to either side. The coat is short and shiny and comes in pure black, red, chestnut red or tricolor in combinations of black, tan and white,or brindle and white. The standard calls for the dog to have white color on the feet, chest and tip of the tail . White legs, blaze and collar are on the optional side.



Males : 16 – 17 in (41 – 43 cm)
Females: 15 – 16 in (38-41 cm)


Males:  22 – 26 pounds (10 – 12 kg)
Females:  20 – 25 pounds (9-11 kg)


imagesThe Basenji is alert, very affectionate, full energetic and curious. It loves to play and makes a good pet and very intelligent and responds very good in training with a strong desire to please. He is not very friendly to strangers, so socialize well.
The Basenji is kind of  reserved, but still form strong bonds with humans. It cannot be trusted much with non-canine pets but best suited with the children who understand how to display leadership toward their dog.


The Basenji did not like wet weather. It likes to chew things, so giving Basenji’s lots of toys of its own would be a very good idea.Basenji’s breed likes to climb and can easily get over chain wire fences.It can be described as very speedy, frisky and tireless at play. As they are quiet. According to owner “quiet” means inactive instead of noiseless active, though relatively silent dog. Basenjis need daily exercise in a routine to release mental and physical energy. The dog will assume the role of pack leader and behavior problems will arise,especially when the Basenji is left alone.

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NOTE: How much your adult dog eats depends on his muscular body. Daily amount: 3/5 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day. It depend on the dog which is highly active
need more food and the dog which is inactive need less amount of food. Basenji is very ill suited to carry excess weight. Dont let your dog to put up fat. Place your hands on his back, thumbs along the spine and the fingers spread in downward direction. You should be able to feel but not see his ribs. If you can’t feel the ribs of your basenji,then he needs a little less food and a lot more exercise.


This breed is usually prone to Fanconi’s syndrome (kidney disease) but  it
can be cured during the symptoms are noticed. Also, it is suffered
from progressive retinal atrophy, intestinal and eye problems.


images (1)The Basenji is known as a hunting dog. It needs daily exercise. Some Basenjis do fine with a daily walk, while others require more forms of exercise. The Basenji is not that type of dog who can be left  unattended in the backyard. An unwatched Basenji will soon become a missing Basenji which is hard to find later. He is very well suited to apartment life. Always keep your.


The Basenji wears a short, fine coat of rich chestnut reddish black,
tricolor (black and chestnut) or all with white color
feet, chest, and tail tip. He may also have white on his legs, a
white blaze running up the center of his face right between his eyes, or a
white collar — a white marking around his neck. Do not forget to brush your Basenji’s teeth at-least twice a week. The Basenji is quite similar to cat in his grooming habits and keeps himself clean.

About 10-12 years.

4 – 6 puppies; female Basenji’s come into heat once a year, whereas most of the other breeds are twice a year.

Basenjis generally charge $600 – $800 for pet puppies sold on a spay/neuter contract.

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