Basenji

  • Size

    Small
  • Height

    Males - at least 17 inches at the withers
    Females - 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
  • Indoor/Outdoor

    Both

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.

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