Basenji was originally found in Congo, besides Africa. They have mastered sight as well as scent in assisting in hunting. This breed is smart, intelligent, and energetic. They definitely make a loyal family pet.

Watch and learn about Basenji dog’s key characteristics:

Key Vitals of Basenji Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Basenji Dog Hound Dogs 1 foot, 4 inches to 1 foot, 5 inches tall at the shoulder 22 to 24 pounds 10 to 12 years

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Basenji is rated 4 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Basenji has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Basenji is rated 5 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Basenji has scored high and is suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Basenji is rated 4 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Basenji has scored high and is suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Basenji is rated 3 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level.. This means Basenji has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level. parameter.

Basenji is rated 4 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone.. This means Basenji has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Being Alone. parameter.

Basenji is rated 1 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather.. This means Basenji has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather. parameter.

Basenji is rated 4 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather.. This means Basenji has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather. parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Basenji is rated 5 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness.. This means Basenji has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness. parameter.

Basenji is rated 5 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family.. This means Basenji has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family. parameter.

Basenji is rated 5 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs.. This means Basenji has scored high and is suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. parameter.

Basenji is rated 4 out of 5 in Friendly Dog.. This means Basenji has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Dog. parameter.

Basenji is rated 5 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers.. This means Basenji has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers. parameter.

Health Grooming:

Basenji is rated 3 out of 5 in Health Grooming.. This means Basenji has scored high and is suitable in Health Grooming. parameter.

Basenji is rated 1 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding.. This means Basenji has scored low and is not suitable in Amount Of Shedding. parameter.

Basenji is rated 5 out of 5 in Drooling Potential.. This means Basenji has scored high and is suitable in Drooling Potential. parameter.

Basenji is rated 5 out of 5 in Easy To Groom.. This means Basenji has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Groom. parameter.

Basenji is rated 2 out of 5 in General Health.. This means Basenji has scored low and is not suitable in General Health. parameter.

Basenji is rated 2 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain.. This means Basenji has scored low and is not suitable in Potential For Weight Gain. parameter.

Basenji is rated 2 out of 5 in Size.. This means Basenji has scored low and is not suitable in Size. parameter.

Trainability:

Basenji is rated 4 out of 5 in Trainability.. This means Basenji has scored high and is suitable in Trainability. parameter.

Basenji is rated 1 out of 5 in Easy To Train. This means Basenji has scored low and is not suitable in Easy To Train parameter.

Basenji is rated 4 out of 5 in Intelligence. This means Basenji has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence parameter.

Basenji is rated 5 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness. This means Basenji has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Mouthiness parameter.

Basenji is rated 5 out of 5 in Prey Drive. This means Basenji has scored high and is suitable in Prey Drive parameter.

Basenji is rated 1 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. This means Basenji has scored low and is not suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl parameter.

Basenji is rated 5 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential. This means Basenji has scored high and is suitable in Wanderlust Potential parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Basenji is rated 3 out of 5 in Exercise Needs. This means Basenji has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs parameter.

Basenji is rated 5 out of 5 in Energy Level. This means Basenji has scored high and is suitable in Energy Level parameter.

Basenji is rated 1 out of 5 in Intensity. This means Basenji has scored low and is not suitable in Intensity parameter.

Basenji is rated 5 out of 5 in Exercise Needs. This means Basenji has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs parameter.

Basenji is rated 2 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness. This means Basenji has scored low and is not suitable in Potential For Playfulness parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Hound Dogs

Height

1 foot, 4 inches to 1 foot, 5 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

22 to 24 pounds

Life Span

10 to 12 years

Highlights

Basenjis normally do not bark, but they can be very noisy, making sounds that include yodels, whines, and screams.They are hard to train. Basenjis survived for thousand of years by being independent thinkers. They see no need to obey humans. Positive training can work to an extent, but they will pick and choose when to obey.Basenjis have a strong prey drive and cannot be trusted off leash unless in a well-fenced area.Basenjis are escape artists. They will use a chain link fence as a ladder, jump up and climb over a wood fence, or bolt out open doors.Basenjis have a great deal of energy. If not provided with outlets for this they will become destructive or find other ways to burn off energy. Crating is recommended when not supervised.Basenjis consider themselves family. They cannot be left in a yard with food and water. They require a great deal of time and attention.They do not do well in homes with other small pets, as their instinct to chase may take over. If raised with cats they can do well but they’re not recommended for homes with hamsters, gerbils, rats, mice, guinea pigs, birds, or ferrets.Basenjis are stubborn, and you could end up with a confused and aggressive Basenji if you try to overcome his stubbornness with force.To get a healthy dog, never buy a puppy from an irresponsible breeder, puppy mill, or pet store. Look for a reputable breeder who tests her breeding dogs to make sure they’re free of genetic diseases that they might pass onto the puppies, and that they have sound temperaments.