Size: Small / Medium
Weight: 21 - 24 lbs.
Height: 16" - 17"
Life Span: 10 - 13 years
Health Problems: Pyruvate kinase deficiency; immunoproliferative enteropathy; persistent pupillary membrane; retinal atrophy
Origin: Central Africa (Congo)
Also Known As: Congo Dog, Congo Terrier
Category: Companion Dog, Lure Coursing
The Basenji will need vigorous daily walks and playtime. These dogs love to run and chase.
The Basenji needs minimal grooming: occasional brushing and bathing. These dogs are fastidious self-groomers.
An independent, "cat-like" breed that's friendly, feisty and strong-willed."
Compatibility with Kids
Forms strong bonds with its family and generally enjoys children.
Basenjis were originally used in Ancient Times as pack hunters. This "barkless" dog is said to "yodel" when happy and "scream" when upset."