Skip to Main Content

The site navigation utilizes arrow, enter, escape, and space bar key commands. Left and right arrows move across top level links and expand / close menus in sub levels. Up and Down arrows will open main level menus and toggle through sub tier links. Enter and space open menus and escape closes them as well. Tab will move on to the next part of the site rather than go through menu items.

Basenji

Basenji - carousel
Basenji - carousel
Basenji - carousel
Basenji - carousel
Basenji - carousel
icon-quote

Fun-loving and high-spirited dogs.

Appearance

Height: 38 - 43 cm
Weight (show): 7 - 13 kg
Weight (pet): 7 - 15 kg
Athletic, intelligent, energetic and playful dogs.
Quick learners with reward-based training, which helps them to enjoy dog sports such as lure coursing, agility, tracking, and rally obedience.
May be aloof or reserved around strangers. May chase wildlife and climb fences.
Although Basenjis don’t bark they are capable of making other vocalizations like yodeling and howling in addition to other traditional dog sounds.

Did You Know?

Some believe these fun-loving and high-spirited dogs started life in ancient Egypt, during the time of the Pharaohs. Drawings found in Egyptian tombs seem to confirm this theory, which would make the breed at least five thousand years old.

With their small, muscular bodies and intelligent and alert natures, they’ve gained a reputation for being great hunting and guard dogs. Though if you want one to guard your home today, don’t expect them to bark.

Instead the Basenji will make literally any other kind noise – howling, whining, whimpering, growling – even yodelling. One of many endearing traits that makes their fans so vocal about them.

Back to Breed Library
get-started-white

Get started today!

Stay on top of your furry family member’s health and breed-specific needs with the world’s leading canine DNA tests.

Close