Breed Information

The Basenji

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The Basenji breed originates from Africa. This small dog breed has a shoulder height of around 40 cm. The Basenji's coat is dense with short fine hairs. The Basenji has a unique yodeling bark and interacts well with other family members in a friendly manner.

These dogs are intelligent, and independently minded. This Basenji breed can be trusted with children, however, it will not make an ideal playmate. They must be socialized at a very young age to be trusted around other family pets. As this dog is independently minded it is not always obedient, so training from a young age is required. Grooming a Basenji is a relatively simple task. Occasional grooming with a coarse rubber brush is all that is needed. Allow this dog to have plenty of regular activity. Be sure to take it regular walks.

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