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Breed: Basenji:

  • The Basenji originated in Central Africa.
  • The breed is at least 300 years old.
  • Basenji were first exported in the 1930s.
  • They were bred to hunt vermin.
  • The Basenji has a square frame, about 16-17 inches high at the withers.
  • Basenji weigh about 20-24 pounds.
  • They have upright ears, a curled tail, and a questioning look and wrinkled brow.
  • Their coat is short and sleek. It is black and white, tan and white, occasional tricolor.
  • Basenji are clean, they can groom themselves like a cat. They don't require much effort to groom or brush.
  • The Basenji doesn't bark but has a yodel-type cry.
  • The Basenji does not need an excessive amount of exercise.
  • Basenji are curious, intelligent, and affectionate dogs.