The Basenji dog was originally bred in central Africa. A very good hunter and a great companion this dog is very clever and endearing. The average height of a Basenji is 1 foot, 4 inches to 1 foot, 5 inches weighing about 22 to 24 pounds. They have a lifespan of 10 to 12 years.


The Basenji is one of the oldest breeds of domesticated dog and it is commonly known as “the bark-less dog”. If you want a dog that will bark way less than all the other dogs then you need to buy a Basenji. He is a very playful dog which enjoys having fun and sometimes he enjoys teasing you. The Basenjis have a reputation of being stubborn dogs but you shouldn’t worry about this because a skilled trainer can easily teach them how to behave. Considering the fact that a dog of this type has a lot of energy you should do something that will be energy consuming for him. He can be a very good jogging or biking companion and will always be ready for any type of action. The Basenji will always love his family but with strangers he will always be reserved. If you want to have a friendly dog that can easily bond with strangers early socialization is a must. Most of the time this dog is friendly with children and can live successfully with them however if a child will tease him too much he may bite him. Very young children should always be well supervised while they encounter any type of dog. Overall the Basenji is a good family dog that will always take care of his owner and his family.

Basenji Training:

The Basenji can be a bit harder to train than other dog breeds but with a bit of perseverance you can accomplish this thing too. This dog breed can learn commands a bit slower than other dog breeds but once they learn something, they will never forget it so you shouldn’t be worried that you are wasting your time with his training.

Basenji Shedding:

To be honest, the Basenji is shedding a lot of hair. You cannot do anything to stop this but if you want to prevent having hair all over your home you should do proper brushing every day. Keep in mind that with a proper brushing you will rarely find hair on your couch, carpets and other places in your home.

Basenji Grooming:

The Basenji, like many other dog breeds, need daily exercise. Don’t worry, those needs can be met quite easy with simple walks or playing some fun games. His coat needs to be shaped two or three months and proper brushing should be done every now and then.

Basenji History:

The Basenji is one of the oldest breeds of domesticated dog and was first discovered in central Africa in the 19th century. This dog breed is very different than other dog breeds because he can’t bark more than once and the he is silent. The main task of this dog breed was to carry goods and warn people when dangerous animals where approaching.

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