The Basenji At a Glance
Country of Origin
Zaire, Africa (French Congo)
16 - 18 yrs
16 - 18 in
20 - 25 lbs
Red & white; black & white; tricolor; brindle
Learns very quickly but then does as he wants!
Not recommended with young children
Ususally gets along well if introduced properly
Short coat requires warm climate
Prefer to be indoors with family. Unhappy living outside all the time.
High energy; needs securely fenced yard.
Minimal; daily brushing, periodic baths, and nail trim. They keep themselves quite clean, like cats