Dogs for Kids

All Dog Breeds

Dogs for Kids

Dogs for Kids

Hypoallergenic Dogs

Hypoallergenic

Guard Dogs

Guard Dogs

Friendly Dogs

Friendly Dogs

Apartment Dogs

Apartment Dogs

Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs

Basenji

Basenji Breed Information

in depth information breeders in your area

Description:

Known as the non-barking dog, the Basenji never barks. Elegant and athletic, the Basenji is roughly the size of a fox terrier. Its tail curls off to one side of its muscular thighs. The Basenji's forehead is furrowed with wrinkles.

 

Country of Origin:

The Basenji originated in Egypt but was refined by English breeders.

Height:

Dogs 16-17 inches (41-43 cm.) Bitches 15-16 inches (38-41 cm.)

Weight:

Dogs 22-26 pounds (10-12 kg.) Bitches 20-25 pounds (9-11 kg.)

Colors:

The Basenji comes in copper, red, black and tan, black and brindle. Usually with white feet and white on the chest and tip of the tail. May also have a white facial blaze, white legs and/or a white collar.

Coat:

This breed washes itself like a cat and has no doggie smell. It is a light shedder and good for people with allergies.

Temperament:

Health Concerns:

The Basenji is prone to kidney problems, progressive retinal atrophy, intestinal, and eye problems.

Life Expectancy:

About 10-12 years.

Living Environment:

The Basenji is happiest living with two or three of its own and they will not fight amongst each other. Basenjis require plenty of exercise or else it will become fat and lazy.

AKC Group:

Hound

 
Basenjis - In Depth

 

Find Basenji Puppies
with our Free Breeder search!

Enter your 5 digit US Zip code or your 6-character Canadian Postal Code.

Click to

Or Choose a Link Below

Akron
Alabama
Alaska
Albany-Schenectady
Alberta
Albuquerque
Anchorage
Antioch
Arizona
Arkansas
Arlington
Atlanta
Austin
Bakersfield
Baltimore
Bangor
Baton Rouge
Beaverton
Bend
Berkeley
Billings
Birmingham
Brampton
Boise
Boston
British Columbia
Buffalo
Burbank
Burlington
Calgary
California
Cambridge
Charlotte
Chattanooga
Chicago
Chico-Redding
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Colorado
Colorado Springs
Columbia
Columbus
Corpus Christi
Connecticut
Clearwater
Dallas-Ft. Worth
Daly City
Davenport
Dayton
Delaware
Des Moines
Denver
Detroit
District of Columbia
El Paso
Elgin
Erie
Eugene
Fairfield
Flint
Florida
Fort Lauderdale
Fort Meyers
Eureka
Fort Worth
Fredericksburg
Freehold
Fresno
Gainesville
Georgia
Glendale
Glendive
Grand Junction
Grand Rapids
Green Bay
Greensboro
Greenville
Gresham
Hartford
Halifax
Harrisburg
Hawaii
High Point
Hockessin
Honolulu
Houston
Huntington Beach
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Indianapolis
Iowa
Irvine
Jackson
Jacksonsville
Johnstown-Altoona
Kansas
Kansas City
Kentucky
Knoxville
Labrador
La Crosse-Eau Claire
Laredo
Las Vegas
Lewisville
Lexington
Little Rock
Long Beach
Los Angeles
Louisiana
Lowell
Louisville
Lugoff
Madison
Maine
Manitoba
Maryland
Massachusetts
Medford-Klamath Falls
Memphis
Mesa

Minnesota
Miami
Michigan
Milwaukee
Minneapolis-St. Paul
Mississippi
Missouri
Mobile
Modesto
Montana
Monterey-Salinas
Montreal
Murfreesboro
Nashville
Nebraska
Nevada
New Brunswick
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New Orleans
New York
New York City
Newfoundland
Norfolk
Norwalk
North Carolina
North Dakota
Northfield
Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia
Nunavut
Oakland
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oklahoma City
Omaha
Ontario
Oregon
Orlando
Ottawa
Palm Bay
Palm Beach
Palm Springs
Plano
Pasadena
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Phoenix
Pittsburgh
Portland
Prince Edward Island
Pompano Beach
Portsmouth
Providence
Puerto Rico
Pueblo
Quebec
Raleigh
Reno
Richmond
Rhode Island
Richardson
Roanoke-Lynchburg
Rochester
Round Rock
Sacramento
Salt Lake City
San Antonio
San Diego
San Francisco
San Jose
Santa Barbara
Santa Rosa
Savannah
San Buenaventura
Saskatchewan
Seattle
Sioux Falls
Shreveport
South Bend
South Carolina
South Dakota
Springfield
Springfield-Holyoke
Spokane
St Louis
Syracuse
Tallahassee
Tampa
Tennessee
Texas
Toledo
Toronto
Tucson
Tulsa
Tyler-Longview
Utah
Vancouver
Vermont
Virginia
Virginia Beach
Waco
Washington
Washington D.C.
West Covina
West Hollywood
West Jordan
West Virginia
West Virginia
White Plains
Wichita
West Palm Beach
Wilkes Barre-Scranton
Wilmington
Winchester
Winnipeg
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Yakima-Pasco
Yukon
Yuma
Twitter- The Dog Den

Find Basenji Puppies with our Free Breeder search!

Enter your 5 digit US Zip code or
your 6-character Canadian Postal Code.

Doggies Blog Icon

Doggies Blog:
Latest Posts

 Subscribe

     
 
 
Doggies den logo

Doggies Den:
Latest Articles

US Pet Industry Continues to Grow...and Grow... and Grow! US Pet Industry Continues to Grow...and Grow... and Grow!

PET-NEWSWORTHY If you're considering adding a pet to your home in 2015, you're in very good company. As many as 71.4 million homes are expected to include a pet in 2015. According to the American Pet Product Association, pet families have increased from 56% of households in 1988 to 62% this year.


A New Puppy: What to Expect A New Puppy: What to Expect

FIRST TIME OWNERS When you bring a new puppy into your home, it's a time of great excitement for everyone involved: you, your kids, your neighbors, and even the dog. Here's our guide on what to expect and how to handle the transition without losing your mind.


Who Will Care for Your Dog after You're Gone? Who Will Care for Your Dog after You're Gone?

HEALTHAlthough it's not a topic any of us really want to think about, responsible dog parenting requires that we give some thought to what would happen to our dogs if one day we didn't come home.


Dog or Cat for a One Pet House Hold- How Do You Choose? Dog or Cat for a One Pet House Hold- How Do You Choose?

FIRST TIME OWNERS Congratulations! You've decided to bring a new little four-legger into your family's home. Now comes the big decision: should you get a dog or a cat? Here are a few things to consider as you make your decision.


Dog Fighting- It is Not New Dog Fighting- It is Not New

HEALTHDog fighting used to be a sport meant to entertain police officers and firefighters, and was advertised in police gazettes. Now that numerous laws have been passed that make dog fighting illegal, the sport has simply gone underground.  


All About Vaccinating Your New Puppy All About Vaccinating Your New Puppy

DOG HEALTH Many new puppies are adopted throughout the year, especially around Holiday time. One responsibility most first time dog owners forget to take into account is the amount of veterinary care that is necessary in keeping your puppy happy and healthy! Learn the basics of finding a vet and getting puppy vaccinated.


Spay and Neuter Your Dog: The Risks and The Benefits Spay and Neuter Your Dog: The Risks and The Benefits

DOG HEALTHThere are many benefits to spaying and neutering, but there are also more than a few risks. We want to give you often overlooked information you need to make a full and informed choice.


Shelter Dog Adoption Tips for Success Shelter Dog Adoption Tips for Success

ADOPTION Are you intimidated by the prospect of "rescuing" a dog from a shelter? One reason that you may be wary of adopting a dog from a shelter is not knowing how to choose. Adopting a dog from a shelter can be a rewarding process, if you're prepared to do a reasonable amount of research.