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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.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living
Did you know?
One of the oldest dog breeds, it is believed that Basenjis were given as gifts to the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt.
Also Known As:
African Bush Dog
African Barkless Dog
Ango Angari
Congo Dog
Zande Dog
  • Size Small
  • Height Males - at least 43 centimetres at the withers
    Females - at least 38 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight Males - 10 to 12 kilograms
    Females - 9 to 11 kilograms
  • Coat Short
  • Energy High
  • Colour Chestnut red, black, tricolor, or brindle; all colors have white feet, chest and tall tip
  • Activities Agility, Field Trials, Hunting Tests, Conformation, Lure Coursing, Obedience
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both