Basenji
Basenji
Size
Small
Height
Males - at least 17 inches at the withersFemales - at least 15 inches at the withers
Weight
Males - 22 to 26 lbs., Females - 20 to 24 lbs.
Coat
Short
Color
Chestnut red, black, tricolor, or brindle; all colors have white feet, chest and tall tip
Energy
High
Activities
Agility, Field Trials, Hunting Tests, Conformation, Lure Coursing, Obedience

An elegant, lightly built hunting dog from Africa, the Basenji is known as the “Barkless Dog” due to his making a noise that sounds like a yodel when excited. His distinctive features are a wrinkled forehead and tightly curled tail. Though aloof around strangers, the Basenji is an affectionate, alert and intelligent breed full of activity and play. The Basenji’s short, odor-free coat requires minimal grooming.

Did you know?

One of the oldest dog breeds, it is believed that Basenjis were given as gifts to the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt.

Training Basenjis

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