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Basenji Dog Breed Information

Breed Name: Basenji

Country of Origin: Congo, Central Africa

Height:

16 – 17 inches

Weight:

22 – 24 lbs

Temperament:

Basenjis are native African hunting dogs that have been used mainly to point and retrieve. These highly intelligent dogs can work without close monitoring during hunts and so tend to be aloof in urban settings. They are very active and alert and would want to play all the time. They become more irritable when bored and don't have enough activities to keep them occupied. They are however, terrific pets for those who understand their nature and these animals tend to be very affectionate, loyal and loving pets to the person who cares for them.

Colors:

The Basenji comes in many colors predominantly chestnut red, pure black, tricolor (mixture of chestnut red and pure black) and brindle with white in their chest, feet and in the tip of their tails.

Other information:

An interesting feature about these dogs is that they don't bark, they tend to make a sound that is closest to a yodel, so they are called bark-less dogs. Their other names include African Bush dog, Congo dog, Zande dog and Ango Angari. The prominent physical characteristics of these dogs are their wrinkled foreheads, their high curled tail and their effortless and beautiful gait like that of a horse. Their very short coat makes them very easy to maintain. These curious dogs will stand on their two hind feet when something interests them. They are also prone to chasing other smaller animals and so are not very easy to handle. The nature of these dogs need to be taken into consideration before you can choose one for a pet as they can make terrific pets for those who have had dogs before and for more experienced handlers.

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