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UK KC Classification Hound
Country of Origin Central Africa
Date of Origin Antiquity
Height 41 - 43 cm (16 - 17 inches)
Weight 9.5 - 11 Kgs (21 - 24 lbs)
Life Expectancy 12 Yrs

Main Characteristics

Basenji's are lightly built, aristocratic looking dogs. Their coat is short, sleek and fine. They can be black and white, tan and white, red and white, black, tan and white or black in colour.


Basenji's are independent, intelligent and affectionate.


If you are considering a Basenji as a pet, consider the following points:
They are suitable for urban living
They are usually ok with children
They are suitable for hot climates
They are not adapted for cold climates
They are not always a good watch dog
They are not easy to obedience train

Interesting Facts

Basenji's are also known as:
Congo Hound
African Bush Dog
African Barkless Dog
Ango Angari
Congo Dog
Zande Dog
The Jumping Up And Down Dog

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