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Basenji

Basenji

The Basenji is one of the first dogs mentioned in recorded history. These small guys are quiet and can not physically bark. Many of their characteristics can be considered cat-like. Basenjis can make great companions with strong training and patience.

About this Breed

The Basenji is widely known as the first dog; these little guys can be traced all the way back to Ancient Egypt! They have many unique qualities that separate them from the pack. The Basenji is very independent and requires a lot of patience when training. This is not a dog to trust off leash. They are very quiet fellows that will yodel instead of bark. Basenjis require little grooming due to their short coat and to the fact that they clean themselves like cats! While Basenjis make great apartment dogs, they still require a lot of exercise to prevent boredom. These dogs may require more training and patience than other breeds, but owners will tell you that these pups make fantastic household additions.

Height

Male: 16-17in

Female: 15-16in

Weight

Male: 22-26lb

Female: 20-24lb

Fun Fact

Basenjis yodel because the unique shape of their larynx prevents them from barking.

Favorite Names

For Males

  1. African Mystery's Gali Nakupenda
  2. Annandael & Lia Faille's Dark Matter
  3. Annandael's Across the Sea of Space
  4. Annandael's Centres of Gravity
  5. Annandael's I See the Moon
  6. Annandael's Near the Moon
  7. Annandael's the Sky is Not the Limit
  8. Atlas
  9. Avuvi Akouedekon
  10. Abuluka Obamba

For Females

  1. African Mystery's Epesi Vizuri
  2. African Mystery's Gali Mila
  3. African Mystery's Gasira
  4. Aoide Princess of Burudika
  5. Audie
  6. Avongara Kiri
  7. Avuvi Afonhaan
  8. Avuvi Cinnamon Of Akwe
  9. Avuvi Djodougbe
  10. African Jasmine

Common Locations

  1. Texas, United States
  2. Virginia, United States
  3. Idaho, United States
  4. Ohio, United States
  5. Florida, United States
  6. Washington, United States
  7. Michigan, United States
  8. Hawaii, United States
  9. New South Wales, Australia
  10. California, United States

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